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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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3:45pm Wed 25 Jun 14

costa gaz says...

Very generous marks !!!!!!
Very generous marks !!!!!! costa gaz
  • Score: 0

4:02pm Wed 25 Jun 14

magnette says...

How can you be the worst England World Cup Manager of all time and still get 5?

What have you got to do to get 4?
How can you be the worst England World Cup Manager of all time and still get 5? What have you got to do to get 4? magnette
  • Score: 1

5:40pm Wed 25 Jun 14

bullsbags says...

magnette wrote:
How can you be the worst England World Cup Manager of all time and still get 5?

What have you got to do to get 4?
You obviously get a 5 for qualifying
I think Roy is a joke especially because ha wants Gerrard to carry on ffs
Trouble is there is no one to replace him
Any decent manager wouldn't touch the job!
[quote][p][bold]magnette[/bold] wrote: How can you be the worst England World Cup Manager of all time and still get 5? What have you got to do to get 4?[/p][/quote]You obviously get a 5 for qualifying I think Roy is a joke especially because ha wants Gerrard to carry on ffs Trouble is there is no one to replace him Any decent manager wouldn't touch the job! bullsbags
  • Score: 1

5:43pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Rudolf Hucker says...

Looks like Paul Hirst watched 3 different games to everyone else in England.
Willshire needs to stand on his own 2 feet.
Sturridge needs to be less selfish and pass the ball.
Gerard/Lampard need to retire.
Rooney needs a kick up the ar5e.
Lallana/Lambert need more playing time.
Shaw needs another year at Saints.
England need another manager.
Looks like Paul Hirst watched 3 different games to everyone else in England. Willshire needs to stand on his own 2 feet. Sturridge needs to be less selfish and pass the ball. Gerard/Lampard need to retire. Rooney needs a kick up the ar5e. Lallana/Lambert need more playing time. Shaw needs another year at Saints. England need another manager. Rudolf Hucker
  • Score: 14

5:54pm Wed 25 Jun 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Personally I thought Sterling and Sturridge underperformed, they are capable of much better than that.
Personally I thought Sterling and Sturridge underperformed, they are capable of much better than that. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 3

6:49pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Personally I thought Sterling and Sturridge underperformed, they are capable of much better than that.
Everyone underperformed, with the exception of Fraser Forster - whose positioning on the bench was a class apart - and Glen Johnson - well, it's hard to ' underperform' when you're already the worst right back England has ever had.

I'm not sure how anyone scored more than a 5.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Personally I thought Sterling and Sturridge underperformed, they are capable of much better than that.[/p][/quote]Everyone underperformed, with the exception of Fraser Forster - whose positioning on the bench was a class apart - and Glen Johnson - well, it's hard to ' underperform' when you're already the worst right back England has ever had. I'm not sure how anyone scored more than a 5. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 8

7:48pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Graham, North of Watford says...

As per usual, there are no words, there is no point in scoring them

You live or die as a team. As a team they scored 1 so that seems a very fair team score. Who cares if a 33 year old scores 5 and an 18 year old scores 3.

We only care about the future. Lets move forward, preferably united
As per usual, there are no words, there is no point in scoring them You live or die as a team. As a team they scored 1 so that seems a very fair team score. Who cares if a 33 year old scores 5 and an 18 year old scores 3. We only care about the future. Lets move forward, preferably united Graham, North of Watford
  • Score: 3

9:58pm Wed 25 Jun 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Personally I thought Sterling and Sturridge underperformed, they are capable of much better than that.
Everyone underperformed, with the exception of Fraser Forster - whose positioning on the bench was a class apart - and Glen Johnson - well, it's hard to ' underperform' when you're already the worst right back England has ever had.

I'm not sure how anyone scored more than a 5.
I haven't got a clue (most people would say stop there) how sterling got a 7, he did well to get a shot off that went wide early on in the first game but did little else. we hear comments from pundits saying `he scares defences with his pace`, no he doesn't they all know he will just run straight at them, wont pass and will lose the ball. he does little defensively and didn't do anything against Uruguay or when he replaced lalla.
baines was poor and would have been replaced if cole was there? yet shaw did well and should replace baines by the euros. if that's the case then why not replace him for the second game? shaw is 18 ffs why do the press talk about him like hes 12? shrek and owen were both regulars at his age so why shouldn't he be?
I wouldn't have given anyone more than a 4 and roy would have got 0 for bottling it and giving in to the media.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Personally I thought Sterling and Sturridge underperformed, they are capable of much better than that.[/p][/quote]Everyone underperformed, with the exception of Fraser Forster - whose positioning on the bench was a class apart - and Glen Johnson - well, it's hard to ' underperform' when you're already the worst right back England has ever had. I'm not sure how anyone scored more than a 5.[/p][/quote]I haven't got a clue (most people would say stop there) how sterling got a 7, he did well to get a shot off that went wide early on in the first game but did little else. we hear comments from pundits saying `he scares defences with his pace`, no he doesn't they all know he will just run straight at them, wont pass and will lose the ball. he does little defensively and didn't do anything against Uruguay or when he replaced lalla. baines was poor and would have been replaced if cole was there? yet shaw did well and should replace baines by the euros. if that's the case then why not replace him for the second game? shaw is 18 ffs why do the press talk about him like hes 12? shrek and owen were both regulars at his age so why shouldn't he be? I wouldn't have given anyone more than a 4 and roy would have got 0 for bottling it and giving in to the media. de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 4

4:58am Thu 26 Jun 14

Bazultra says...

Hodgson was naive as you can possibly be and we were dreadful as a team. I said from day one we would be lucky to get out the group. The 2 gutless draws against Equador and Hoduras! before the group stage started was enough to convince me further that we are total crap. COYR
Hodgson was naive as you can possibly be and we were dreadful as a team. I said from day one we would be lucky to get out the group. The 2 gutless draws against Equador and Hoduras! before the group stage started was enough to convince me further that we are total crap. COYR Bazultra
  • Score: 3

8:34am Thu 26 Jun 14

elvis says...

magnette wrote:
How can you be the worst England World Cup Manager of all time and still get 5?

What have you got to do to get 4?
Be Graham Taylor ??
[quote][p][bold]magnette[/bold] wrote: How can you be the worst England World Cup Manager of all time and still get 5? What have you got to do to get 4?[/p][/quote]Be Graham Taylor ?? elvis
  • Score: 2
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