Wayne Rooney 'gutted' at England's disastrous exit

Rooney posts an emotional message, apologising for his team’s poor performance in Brazil.

England will play Italy on 14 June, in the northern Brazilian city in their first Group D match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Picture: AFP.

SAO PAULO - Wayne Rooney has apologised to English fans for the country's disastrous exit from the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The 28-year-old took to social media, to express his emotions and say sorry to each and every football fan that supported the team along the way.

The English forward posted an emotional message on his Facebook page, describing himself absolutely devastated and gutted after England's poor performances in Brazil.

After losing to Italy and Uruguay, it was Costa Rica's win over Italy that confirmed their embarrassing first round exit.

Rooney wrote, "Sorry to all the fans that travelled and those at home. We should have done better."

He added, "Going into each game, we had great belief in ourselves. Unfortunately it hasn't worked out."

Despite their poor showing, the English Football Association has thrown its support behind coach Roy Hodgson, confirming his role until the 2016 European Championships.

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