England national soccer team player Wayne Rooney looks up during a press conference after a squad training session for the 2014 soccer World Cup at the Urca military base in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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Striker Wayne Rooney says teams that succeed at the World Cup are nasty and cynical and England needs to play that way if it wants to win.According to Rooney, being honest counted against England in the 2-1 loss to Uruguay Thursday that knocked them out of the tournament.Not since 1958 had England failed to make it to the second round of a World Cup.Rooney pointed to England's failure to put pressure on the referee to send off Uruguay's Diego Godin, who avoided a second yellow card despite fouling Daniel Sturridge.Rooney has seen signs of progress under Roy Hodgson, who took charge before Euro 2012, where England lost the quarterfinals in a shootout.Rooney, who scored against Uruguay to finally end his World Cup goal drought, will hope to be back at the World Cup in Russia in 2018 .
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