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3:29pm Wednesday 25th June 2014 in Sport
England touched down on home soil on Wednesday after their worst World Cup campaign in history.
Here, Press Association Sport's Paul Hirst looks at how each of the 23 players fared in Brazil.
Goalkeepers: JOE HART (Starts: two. Goals conceded: four) Steady performance against Italy, but was too pumped up for the Uruguay game and probably should have stopped Luis Suarez's second. Six out of 10.
BEN FOSTER (Starts: one. Goals conceded: none) Decent performance against Costa Rica, where he tipped Celso Borges' free-kick on to the bar in his first competitive international for five years. 6.
FRASER FORSTER (Starts: none) Only fit player not to appear in Brazil. N/A.
Defenders: GLEN JOHNSON (Starts: two. Goals scored: none) Set up Wayne Rooney against Uruguay, but defensively he looked weak throughout. Hard to see him retaining right-back position when Kyle Walker is fit. 5.
LEIGHTON BAINES (Starts: two. Goals: none) Struggled greatly to keep up with Antonio Candreva in Manaus. Did not do much better against Uruguay. Would have been out of team had Ashley Cole been in Brazil. 5.
LUKE SHAW (Starts: one. Goals: none) No sign of any nerves against Costa Rica on his only appearance. The 18-year-old has the capacity to dislodge Baines before Euro 2016. 6.
PHIL JAGIELKA (Starts: two. Goals: none) Unbeaten alongside Cahill in qualifying, but the pairing looked weak in Brazil. Jagielka cleared off the line against Italy, but his position is now under threat. 5.
GARY CAHILL (Starts: three. Goals: none) Beaten in the air by Suarez for his first in Sao Paulo, but the better of England's two centre-backs during the three matches. 6.
PHIL JONES (Starts: one. Goals: none) Wasteful passing and poor tackling on only appearance in dead rubber against Costa Rica. Needs to be given a run at centre-back. 5.
CHRIS SMALLING (Starts: one. Goals: none) Given a chance to prove himself as an alternative to Cahill and Jagielka against Costa Rica, but failed despite clean sheet. Passing awful at times in Belo Horizonte. 5.
Midfielders: ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN (Starts: none) Cruelly denied an appearance in Brazil by a knee injury he suffered in Miami, where he impressed against Ecuador. N/A.
JACK WILSHERE (Starts: one. Substitute appearances: one. Goals: none) Showed enough against Costa Rica to prove he is capable of playing a deeper, more disciplined midfield role for England. Will play a big part in qualifying, providing he stays fit. 6.
FRANK LAMPARD (Starts: one. Goals: none.) Dead rubber against Costa Rica likely to be his final game. Performed okay, but the time has come for Lampard to move aside. 5.
STEVEN GERRARD (Starts: two. Substitute appearances: one. Goals: none) World Cup campaign will always be remembered for the accidental flick-on to Suarez. Showed signs that his age is catching up with him, but his passing remains superb. 6.
JORDAN HENDERSON (Starts: two. Goals: none) Had a tough job shielding the defence alongside 34-year-old Gerrard. Passing was awry at times, but energy and tackling save him from a poor mark. 6.
ROSS BARKLEY (Starts: One. Substitute appearances: two. Goals: none) Developed an unwelcome habit of giving the ball away cheaply. When he retained possession though he was almost unstoppable. Good prospect who will have benefited from the World Cup experience. 6.
JAMES MILNER (Starts: One. Substitute appearances: none. Goals: none) Put some decent crosses in during his only appearance. Has much to do before he sheds 'useful sub' tag to regular starter. 5.
RAHEEM STERLING (Starts: two. Substitute appearances: one. Goals: none) Had people out of their seats within two minutes in Manaus with a belting shot which rippled the side-netting. Uruguayans snuffed him out in the second game, but the teenager showed he has a big future ahead of him. 7.
ADAM LALLANA (Starts: one. Substitute appearances: two. Goals: none) Path to first team blocked by Sterling following his performance in Manaus. Did himself no harm with a confident performance against Costa Rica. 6.
Forwards: WAYNE ROONEY (Starts: two. Substitute appearances: one. Goals: one) Wasted on the left versus Italy. England's best performer in Sao Paulo, where he finally broke his World Cup duck. Needs big performances now he has Sterling and Barkley for competition. 6.
DANIEL STURRIDGE (Starts: three. Goals: one) Scored crucial goal against Italy, but wasted three good chances against Costa Rica. 6.
DANNY WELBECK (Starts: two. Goals: none) Answered his critics with an energetic and purposeful display out wide against Italy, but went missing in the second game. 5.
RICKIE LAMBERT (Starts: none. Substitute appearances: one. Goals: none) Thrown on against Uruguay with three minutes left. May struggle to get into squad unless he plays regularly for Liverpool. 5.
Manager: ROY HODGSON Should be praised for giving the likes of Sterling and Barkley a chance, but Hodgson has led England through their worst World Cup campaign in history despite an extensive and expensive preparation period. Had there been suitable contenders to replace him, he would be under immense pressure now. 5.
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