After we bid goodbye to Spain yesterday, today we likely saw the last meaningful action for England in the World Cup.
In a game in which the loser was functionally eliminated, Uruguay rode two goals by Luis Suarez to beat England 2-1 and give themselves a chance at emerging out of Group D. For England, it’s another bitterly disappointing exit wherein the only silver lining was that Wayne Rooney finally scored his first World Cup goal.
Here’s a timeline of key plays and moments from the match:
Diego Godin’s yellow card (9’):
Rooney’s near-miss (10’):
Cristian Rodriguez’s near-miss (15’):
What should have been Godin’s second yellow (29’):
Suarez’s first goal on a brilliant ball by Edinson Cavani and poor marking by Phil Jagielka (39’):
Suarez almost scores on corner (49’):
Cavani misses a golden opportunity to double the lead (52’):
Rooney can’t buy a goal (54’):
Do they not have concussions in soccer? (61’)
Rooney finally scores, ties the game (76’):
Suarez scores again on a horrible piece of defending by Steven Gerrard and Gary Cahill (85’):
England’s final chance goes for naught (88’):