England's World Cup ended without even the scant consolation of a victory as they played out a tame draw with Costa Rica in Belo Horizonte.

This was a dead rubber after England's losses to Italy and Uruguay - and there was nothing on show here to offer any belated cheer at the end of a miserable tournament.

Costa Rica's status as the surprise package of Group D was cemented by a result that ensured they finished top - and will face Greece in Recife on Sunday.

Meanwhile, England manager Roy Hodgson has presided over a dismal campaign.

Group D

W

D

L

GD

Pts

Costa Rica

2

1

0

3

7

Uruguay

2

0

1

0

6

Italy

1

0

2

-1

3

England

0

1

2

-2

1

Daniel Sturridge came closest for the group's bottom side but wasted a succession of chances while goalkeeper Ben Foster - deputising for rested Joe Hart - did brilliantly to turn Celso Borges' free-kick on to the bar in the first half.

Post-match comment

"Apart from first the 10 to 12 minutes, we dominated totally. We didn't take our goal chances - if we did we would have comfortably won.

"We created the chances and that's important.

"I'm not concerned about Daniel Sturridge - he'll take goal chances in the future. I thought we were really unlucky not to win this game.

"I thought the whole back four was absolutely excellent. We restricted the team to almost no chances. In midfield we dominated and outplayed them."

Hodgson gave Frank Lampard the captain's armband and used Steven Gerrard as a late substitute as the veteran duo played out what may be their final England appearances.

If so, it was an inglorious conclusion for the pair as this developed into the sort of low-key game many feared after England arrived in Belo Horizonte with their World Cup ambitions already shattered.

Hodgson had hoped England might be inspired by the selection of fresh faces, but as he and England's squad applauded their travelling fans at the final whistle, there was an air of disappointment and anti-climax.

England had found themselves on the back foot almost from the kick-off, when Joel Campbell's shot was deflected just wide off Gary Cahill - although both sides looked puzzled when a goal kick was awarded.

Daniel Sturridge was close to scoring

Sturridge came close to scoring his second goal of the tournament

Sturridge was presented with England's best chances, shooting just wide from 20 yards after good control then heading over from six yards after Phil Jones knocked back Ross Barkley's corner.

He also had presentable claims for a penalty ignored when he fell in a tangle with Costa Rica's Oscar Duarte but referee Djamal Haimoudi was not interested.

Foster was impressive, especially in dealing with a Borges free-kick bound for the top corner - but otherwise it was a first half that was as low key as expected in such a meaningless fixture.

Match facts

  • England have scored a total of five goals in their last eight World Cup games
  • 11 - England have drawn more games 0-0 at World Cups than any other nation
  • Lampard has now had 40 shots at World Cups without ever being credited with a goal.

Sturridge also had England's first opportunity of the second half but the Liverpool striker's control let him down and keeper Keylor Navas was able to block, albeit sustaining a knock in the process that left him requiring treatment.

All of England's best chances were falling to Sturridge and he was off target again when he tried to be too precise from Jack Wilshere's flick and curled a shot wide of the far post.

Hodgson then made his substitutions in quick succession, sending on Raheem Sterling for Adam Lallana, and Gerrard for Wilshere, while Wayne Rooney announced himself with a clever chip that forced a save from Navas.

But there were to be no goals and no glory - and this was a game that deserved neither.

England fans

England fans were good spirits before the match despite their side's predicament

England goalkeeper Ben Foster

Foster made a fantastic save in the first half

England players and coach Roy Hodgson

England failed to progress beyond the first World Cup group stage for the first time since 1958

Frank Lampard

Lampard said he is likely to retire from international football after the World Cup

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Costa Rica

  • 01 Navas
  • 16 Gamboa
  • 15 Díaz Campbell
  • 19 Miller
  • 03 Gonzalez Booked
  • 06 Duarte
  • 10 Ruiz
  • 05 Borges (Barrantes - 78' )
  • 09 Campbell (Ureña - 65' )
  • 17 Tejeda Valverde
  • 14 Brenes (Bolaños - 59' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Acosta
  • 04 Umaña
  • 07 Bolaños
  • 08 Myrie
  • 11 Barrantes
  • 12 Francis
  • 13 Granados Maroto
  • 18 Pemberton
  • 20 Calvo
  • 21 Ureña
  • 22 Cubero
  • 23 Cambronero

England

  • 13 Foster
  • 16 Jones
  • 23 Shaw
  • 07 Wilshere (Gerrard - 73' )
  • 05 Cahill
  • 12 Smalling
  • 17 Milner (Rooney - 76' )
  • 08 Lampard
  • 09 Sturridge
  • 21 Barkley Booked
  • 20 Lallana Booked (Sterling - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Hart
  • 02 Johnson
  • 03 Baines
  • 04 Gerrard
  • 06 Jagielka
  • 10 Rooney
  • 11 Welbeck
  • 14 Henderson
  • 18 Lambert
  • 19 Sterling
  • 22 Forster
Ref: Djamel Haimoudi
Att: 57,823

Match Stats

Shots

4 8

On target

2 1

Corners

3 7

Fouls

18 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Costa Rica 0, England 0.

90:00 +3:04 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Costa Rica 0, England 0.

90:00 +0:33

Corner, England. Conceded by Júnior Díaz.

87:46

Wayne Rooney (England) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:46

Foul by Christian Bolaños (Costa Rica).

86:14

Frank Lampard (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:14

Foul by Michael Barrantes (Costa Rica).

84:53

Foul by Daniel Sturridge (England).

84:53

Roy Miller (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:31

Foul by Steven Gerrard (England).

83:31

Christian Bolaños (Costa Rica) wins a free kick on the left wing.

82:14

Phil Jones (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:14

Foul by Christian Bolaños (Costa Rica).

79:55

Hand ball by Cristian Gamboa (Costa Rica).

79:15

Corner, England. Conceded by Keylor Navas.

79:12

Attempt saved. Wayne Rooney (England) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Frank Lampard.

77:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Costa Rica. Michael Barrantes replaces Celso Borges.

75:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, England. Wayne Rooney replaces James Milner.

74:45

Corner, England. Conceded by Cristian Gamboa.

74:17

Foul by Gary Cahill (England).

74:17

Marcos Ureña (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:19

Luke Shaw (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:19

Foul by Yeltsin Tejeda (Costa Rica).

72:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, England. Steven Gerrard replaces Jack Wilshere.

70:35

Ben Foster (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:35

Foul by Oscar Duarte (Costa Rica).

70:00

Corner, Costa Rica. Conceded by Raheem Sterling.

68:52

Corner, England. Conceded by Giancarlo Gonzalez.

67:18

Phil Jones (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:18

Foul by Christian Bolaños (Costa Rica).

66:40

Hand ball by Jack Wilshere (England).

64:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Costa Rica. Marcos Ureña replaces Joel Campbell.

64:15

Attempt missed. Daniel Sturridge (England) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jack Wilshere with a through ball.

61:51

Attempt saved. Christian Bolaños (Costa Rica) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bryan Ruiz.

61:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, England. Raheem Sterling replaces Adam Lallana.

60:31

Foul by Chris Smalling (England).

60:31

Júnior Díaz (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:22

Attempt blocked. Frank Lampard (England) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

59:28 Booking

Booking Giancarlo Gonzalez (Costa Rica) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

59:24

Ross Barkley (England) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:24

Foul by Giancarlo Gonzalez (Costa Rica).

58:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Costa Rica. Christian Bolaños replaces Randall Brenes.

58:37

Chris Smalling (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:37

Foul by Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica).

57:18

Jack Wilshere (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:18

Foul by Celso Borges (Costa Rica).

56:36 Booking

Booking Adam Lallana (England) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

56:28

Foul by Adam Lallana (England).

56:28

Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:02

Foul by Luke Shaw (England).

55:02

Cristian Gamboa (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:27 Booking

Booking Ross Barkley (England) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

52:16

Foul by Ross Barkley (England).

52:16

Cristian Gamboa (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:30

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

49:28

Delay in match Keylor Navas (Costa Rica) because of an injury.

48:51

Foul by Phil Jones (England).

48:51

Joel Campbell (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:25

Attempt blocked. Luke Shaw (England) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

47:43

Luke Shaw (England) wins a free kick on the left wing.

47:43

Foul by Cristian Gamboa (Costa Rica).

45:00

Second Half begins Costa Rica 0, England 0.

45:00 +0:07 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Costa Rica 0, England 0.

45:00 +0:03

Attempt blocked. Randall Brenes (Costa Rica) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Keylor Navas.

44:12

Adam Lallana (England) wins a free kick on the right wing.

44:12

Foul by Joel Campbell (Costa Rica).

43:14

Offside, Costa Rica. Randall Brenes tries a through ball, but Giancarlo Gonzalez is caught offside.

42:40

Foul by Chris Smalling (England).

42:40

Joel Campbell (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:46

Attempt missed. Ross Barkley (England) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Sturridge.

36:45

Foul by Joel Campbell (Costa Rica).

36:45

Luke Shaw (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:47

Foul by Chris Smalling (England).

34:47

Joel Campbell (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:17

Attempt missed. Daniel Sturridge (England) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Phil Jones with a headed pass following a corner.

33:39

Corner, England. Conceded by Roy Miller.

33:17

Corner, England. Conceded by Randall Brenes.

32:09

Corner, England. Conceded by Roy Miller.

30:30

Offside, Costa Rica. Celso Borges tries a through ball, but Randall Brenes is caught offside.

29:40

Jack Wilshere (England) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:40

Foul by Oscar Duarte (Costa Rica).

28:51

Foul by James Milner (England).

28:51

Cristian Gamboa (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:55

Offside, England. Frank Lampard tries a through ball, but Daniel Sturridge is caught offside.

25:08

Frank Lampard (England) wins a free kick on the left wing.

25:08

Foul by Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica).

23:36

Corner, Costa Rica. Conceded by Frank Lampard.

22:52

Corner, Costa Rica. Conceded by Ben Foster.

22:47

Attempt saved. Celso Borges (Costa Rica) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

21:56

Joel Campbell (Costa Rica) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:56

Foul by Adam Lallana (England).

21:16

Foul by Randall Brenes (Costa Rica).

21:16

Phil Jones (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:45

Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica) wins a free kick on the left wing.

20:45

Foul by Frank Lampard (England).

17:36

Attempt missed. Daniel Sturridge (England) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Milner.

16:43

Foul by Roy Miller (Costa Rica).

16:43

Daniel Sturridge (England) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:47

Attempt missed. Daniel Sturridge (England) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Wilshere.

9:59

Offside, Costa Rica. Bryan Ruiz tries a through ball, but Randall Brenes is caught offside.

7:38

Foul by Roy Miller (Costa Rica).

7:38

Daniel Sturridge (England) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:29

Júnior Díaz (Costa Rica) wins a free kick on the left wing.

6:29

Dangerous play by Phil Jones (England).

4:26

Hand ball by Ross Barkley (England).

1:43

Attempt missed. Joel Campbell (Costa Rica) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Randall Brenes.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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