Liverpool striker Luis Suarez played the starring role as Uruguay beat England to leave Roy Hodgson's men clinging on in Group D after two defeats.
Wayne Rooney had given England hope with his first goal in a World Cup tournament at the 10th time of asking, turning in a Glen Johnson cross to level the game at 1-1, before Suarez delighted the thousands of Uruguayan fans with a powerful finish to secure the points with six minutes remaining.
But how did Roy Hodgson's England men measure up over the 90 minutes in Sao Paulo?
JOE HART (GOALKEEPER) 6
Looked nervous at times and was almost caught out twice by corners from Luis Suarez.
GLEN JOHNSON (RIGHT-BACK) 6
Redeemed another uncertain performance with a perfect cross for Wayne Rooney's equaliser.
GARY CAHILL (CENTRE-BACK) 6
Solid if unspectacular but both centre-halves were worried by the ominous threat of Suarez.
PHIL JAGIELKA (CENTRE-BACK) 5
Never looked comfortable and fortunate to get away with one horrible first-half slice in England's penalty area.
LEIGHTON BAINES (LEFT-BACK) 5
Been unconvincing at the World Cup so far. The odd decent contribution going forward but nervous defensively.
STEVEN GERRARD (MIDFIELD) 5
Not a great day for England's captain. Lost possession for Uruguay's first goal and it was his misplaced header that led to Suarez's winner.
JORDAN HENDERSON (MIDFIELD) 6
Worked hard alongside Gerrard in central midfield but struggled to impose himself to any great extent.
RAHEEM STERLING (FORWARD) 6
The occasional nice touch but never looked like repeating his fine display against Italy, when he was more effective in the centre.
WAYNE ROONEY (FORWARD) 7
England's biggest threat and proved that if he is to play for England, it must be in a central role.
DANNY WELBECK (FORWARD) 5
Looked like his efforts in Manaus had taken their toll. Barely had any impact whatsoever.
DANIEL STURRIDGE (FORWARD) 6
Not as lively as against Italy but had a couple of chances. Again looked short of zip but a danger at times.
ROSS BARKLEY (MIDFIELD) 5 - For Raheem Sterling on 64 mins
The odd silky run and touch but could not get into the game enough in his cameo.
ADAM LALLANA (MIDFIELD) 5 - For Danny Welbeck on 71 mins
Got 20 minutes but could not help England salvage anything.
Rickie Lambert (for Jordan Henderson, 87 mins),
Only players on the pitch for a minimum of 20 minutes have been rated.
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