Story of the match:

  • England on verge of elimination
  • Suarez scores twice for Uruguay
  • Rooney equalises with 15 minutes left
  • England out unless Italy beat Costa Rica

Luis Suarez left England on the brink of a World Cup exit as his brace gave Uruguay victory in Sao Paulo.

The Liverpool striker was making his return after a month out following knee surgery - and it proved to be bad timing for England as his brilliance was the difference in a fiercely-fought encounter.

Analysis

"The lads will be gutted. The second goal was a nightmare, a straight ball down the middle. It is schoolboyish. You have to make sure these things don't happen. We got ourselves back in the game and I would have taken a point. It wasn't to be at the end and we let ourselves down."

Suarez put Uruguay ahead with a first-half header then scored a superb winner six minutes from time after Wayne Rooney's first goal at a World Cup gave England hope of avoiding a second successive Group D loss.

Defeat means the odds are now stacked against Roy Hodgson's England escaping this tough group.

They will be out unless Italy, who beat them in Manaus, defeat Costa Rica on Friday.

England also need Italy to win their final game against Uruguay, which would then give them the chance of qualifying on goal difference if they beat Costa Rica next Tuesday.

But for all the potential, a record of played two, lost two rarely adds up to anything other than elimination at the World Cup. No side have ever progressed after losing their first two matches.

And what an anti-climax it will be for manager Hodgson and his players if England are left playing for nothing other than pride in their final group game in Belo Horizonte.

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez claimed Suarez would not be fully fit for the game against England after missing his country's opening 3-1 defeat against Costa Rica.

Uruguay's Luis Suarez scores against England

Luis Suarez heads Uruguay in front against England

Suarez may not have been, but he still possessed too much guile and menace for an England team who never built on the promise they showed in losing to Italy.

Rooney struck the bar before he scored and was England's main threat, but Uruguay - or to be more precise Suarez - produced the quality and clinical finishing that decides games such as this.

As expected, Hodgson played Rooney in a more central role and moved Raheem Sterling wide, but England struggled to find the energy levels that had fuelled such a positive performance against Italy.

Daniel Sturridge and Sterling could not pose the same threat as they had in Manaus either, Instead, it was Rooney who came closest, firing a first-half free-kick just inches wide and then powering a far-post header against the bar from one yard out.

At the back, England looked nervous and were fortunate to survive when Phil Jagielka's sliced clearance fell to Cristian Rodriguez, whose rising drive from the angle just cleared the bar with goalkeeper Joe Hart beaten.

England's Wayne Rooney scores against Uruguay

Wayne Rooney equalises for England

Uruguay were the more ordered side and their opening goal arrived from the most inevitable source seven minutes before half-time.

Steven Gerrard conceded possession in midfield and, from Edinson Cavani's perfect cross, Suarez pulled away from Jagielka to head past Hart.

As England heads dropped, the former Ajax forward celebrated with the Uruguayan medical team who have nursed him back to fitness.

England, as they did against Italy, responded strongly, forcing Uruguay keeper Fernando Muslera to block a Sturridge effort at his near post.

In a chaotic start to the second half, Suarez was wasteful and Cavani was guilty of a bad miss.

Rooney then found room in the area only eight yards out, but shot straight at Muslera.

Hodgson, knowing what defeat would mean, made his first change after 64 minutes by sending on Ross Barkley for Sterling, who had struggled to impose himself on Uruguay as he had against the Italians.

Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring his second goal against England

Luis Suarez strike wins it for Uruguay

England were moving into desperate times as the clock ran down - and it was Rooney who produced the goods with the equaliser 15 minutes from time, tapping in from close range from Glen Johnson's perfect cross.

Just as the momentum looked to be shifting towards England, Suarez was the tormentor again.

He latched on to a long punt from Muslera, which Gerrard could only flick on with his head, and then steadied himself before rifling an unstoppable finish past Hart.

It was the final word on this game - and probably on England's 2014 World Cup hopes in Brazil.

View more pictures of England's defeat here.

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Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Uruguay

  • 01 Muslera
  • 20 González (Fucile - 78' )
  • 06 Pereira
  • 22 Cáceres
  • 03 Godín Booked
  • 13 Giménez
  • 14 Lodeiro (Stuani - 67' )
  • 17 Arévalo Rios
  • 09 Suárez (Coates - 88' )
  • 21 Cavani
  • 07 Rodríguez

Substitutes

  • 02 Lugano
  • 04 Fucile
  • 05 Gargano
  • 08 Hernández
  • 10 Forlán
  • 11 Stuani
  • 12 Muñoz
  • 15 Pérez
  • 18 Ramírez
  • 19 Coates
  • 23 Silva

England

  • 01 Hart
  • 02 Johnson
  • 03 Baines
  • 14 Henderson (Lambert - 87' )
  • 05 Cahill
  • 06 Jagielka
  • 19 Sterling (Barkley - 64' )
  • 04 Gerrard Booked
  • 09 Sturridge
  • 10 Rooney
  • 11 Welbeck (Lallana - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Wilshere
  • 08 Lampard
  • 12 Smalling
  • 13 Foster
  • 15 Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • 16 Jones
  • 17 Milner
  • 18 Lambert
  • 20 Lallana
  • 21 Barkley
  • 22 Forster
  • 23 Shaw
Ref: Carlos Velasco Carballo
Att: 62,575

Match Stats

Shots

8 12

On target

2 6

Corners

7 6

Fouls

17 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Uruguay 2, England 1.

90:00 +5:04 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Uruguay 2, England 1.

90:00 +4:24

Attempt missed. Phil Jagielka (England) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Wayne Rooney with a cross following a corner.

90:00 +4:07

Corner, England. Conceded by Sebastián Coates.

90:00 +2:19

Attempt missed. Steven Gerrard (England) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gary Cahill.

89:00

Foul by Rickie Lambert (England).

89:00

Diego Godín (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Uruguay. Sebastián Coates replaces Luis Suarez.

87:18

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

86:38

Delay in match Luis Suarez (Uruguay) because of an injury.

86:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, England. Rickie Lambert replaces Jordan Henderson.

85:38

Wayne Rooney (England) wins a free kick on the left wing.

85:38

Foul by José María Giménez (Uruguay).

84:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Uruguay 2, England 1. Luis Suarez (Uruguay) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal.

81:12

Corner, Uruguay. Conceded by Gary Cahill.

80:42

Corner, Uruguay. Conceded by Gary Cahill.

79:28

Daniel Sturridge (England) wins a free kick on the right wing.

79:28

Foul by Jorge Fucile (Uruguay).

77:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Uruguay. Jorge Fucile replaces Álvaro González.

77:08

Attempt saved. Daniel Sturridge (England) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Leighton Baines with a cross.

74:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Uruguay 1, England 1. Wayne Rooney (England) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Glen Johnson.

73:28

Attempt saved. Daniel Sturridge (England) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Glen Johnson.

73:11

Daniel Sturridge (England) wins a free kick on the right wing.

73:11

Foul by Diego Godín (Uruguay).

70:59

Foul by Wayne Rooney (England).

70:59

Egidio Arévalo Rios (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, England. Adam Lallana replaces Danny Welbeck.

69:54

Foul by Gary Cahill (England).

69:54

Luis Suarez (Uruguay) wins a free kick on the left wing.

68:04

Attempt missed. Luis Suarez (Uruguay) right footed shot from long range on the right is too high. Assisted by Christian Stuani with a headed pass.

67:10 Booking

Booking Steven Gerrard (England) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

67:03

Foul by Steven Gerrard (England).

67:03

Cristian Rodríguez (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Uruguay. Christian Stuani replaces Nicolás Lodeiro.

64:42

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

64:42

Foul by Luis Suarez (Uruguay).

63:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, England. Ross Barkley replaces Raheem Sterling.

63:44

Gary Cahill (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:44

Foul by Luis Suarez (Uruguay).

61:42

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

60:46

Delay in match Álvaro Pereira (Uruguay) because of an injury.

58:43

Attempt saved. Jordan Henderson (England) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Leighton Baines.

57:55

Wayne Rooney (England) wins a free kick on the left wing.

57:55

Foul by José María Giménez (Uruguay).

56:34

Foul by Leighton Baines (England).

56:34

Martín Cáceres (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:38

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

55:13

Delay in match Fernando Muslera (Uruguay) because of an injury.

54:25

Foul by Danny Welbeck (England).

54:25

Fernando Muslera (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:23

Glen Johnson (England) wins a free kick on the right wing.

53:23

Foul by Edinson Cavani (Uruguay).

53:08

Attempt saved. Wayne Rooney (England) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Leighton Baines with a cross.

51:19

Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nicolás Lodeiro with a through ball.

50:00

Attempt missed. Luis Suarez (Uruguay) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nicolás Lodeiro with a headed pass.

49:19

Corner, Uruguay. Conceded by Steven Gerrard.

49:17

Attempt blocked. Álvaro González (Uruguay) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Edinson Cavani.

47:59

Corner, Uruguay. Conceded by Glen Johnson.

47:26

Foul by Daniel Sturridge (England).

47:26

Álvaro Pereira (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Uruguay 1, England 0.

45:00 +0:56 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Uruguay 1, England 0.

44:38

Gary Cahill (England) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

44:38

Foul by Luis Suarez (Uruguay).

43:47

Leighton Baines (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:47

Foul by Álvaro González (Uruguay).

42:09

Corner, England. Conceded by Egidio Arévalo Rios.

41:42

Corner, England. Conceded by Álvaro González.

41:00

Corner, England. Conceded by Álvaro Pereira.

40:09

Corner, England. Conceded by Fernando Muslera.

40:06

Attempt saved. Daniel Sturridge (England) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Wayne Rooney.

38:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Uruguay 1, England 0. Luis Suarez (Uruguay) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Edinson Cavani with a through ball.

35:43

Attempt missed. Daniel Sturridge (England) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Glen Johnson.

35:28

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

35:28

Foul by Nicolás Lodeiro (Uruguay).

34:15

Foul by Leighton Baines (England).

34:15

Álvaro González (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:13

Foul by Raheem Sterling (England).

32:13

Cristian Rodríguez (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:32

Foul by Wayne Rooney (England).

31:32

Martín Cáceres (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:54

Wayne Rooney (England) hits the bar with a header from very close range. Assisted by Steven Gerrard with a cross following a set piece situation.

29:55

Danny Welbeck (England) wins a free kick on the left wing.

29:55

Foul by Martín Cáceres (Uruguay).

28:18

Daniel Sturridge (England) wins a free kick on the right wing.

28:18

Foul by Diego Godín (Uruguay).

26:29

Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Luis Suarez following a corner.

25:59

Corner, Uruguay. Conceded by Gary Cahill.

24:25

Foul by Raheem Sterling (England).

24:25

Álvaro Pereira (Uruguay) wins a free kick on the left wing.

22:35

Offside, Uruguay. Álvaro González tries a through ball, but Luis Suarez is caught offside.

19:46

Offside, England. Glen Johnson tries a through ball, but Daniel Sturridge is caught offside.

18:59

Foul by Raheem Sterling (England).

18:59

José María Giménez (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:43

Corner, England. Conceded by Álvaro Pereira.

16:41

Attempt blocked. Daniel Sturridge (England) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Henderson.

14:50

Attempt missed. Cristian Rodríguez (Uruguay) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

14:21

Gary Cahill (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:21

Foul by Cristian Rodríguez (Uruguay).

13:45

Offside, Uruguay. Martín Cáceres tries a through ball, but Luis Suarez is caught offside.

12:44

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

12:44

Foul by Egidio Arévalo Rios (Uruguay).

9:55

Danny Welbeck (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:55

Foul by Martín Cáceres (Uruguay).

9:19

Attempt missed. Wayne Rooney (England) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

8:24 Booking

Booking Diego Godín (Uruguay) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

8:21

Hand ball by Diego Godín (Uruguay).

6:20

Raheem Sterling (England) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:20

Foul by Nicolás Lodeiro (Uruguay).

4:42

Offside, Uruguay. Álvaro González tries a through ball, but Edinson Cavani is caught offside.

4:19

Corner, Uruguay. Conceded by Jordan Henderson.

3:45

Corner, Uruguay. Conceded by Joe Hart.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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