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England wrapped up their World Cup preparations with a 0-0 draw against Honduras on Saturday night.
The match was interrupted for 30 minutes by a thunderstorm over Miami, but England captain Steven Gerrard was more concerned at the standard of refereeing in the game.
The Liverpool star was angered by the ferocity of some of the Honduran challenges a week before Roy Hodgson's team open their World Cup against Italy in Manaus in Brazil.
The most notable incident came when Celtic defender Emilio Izaguirre appeared to kick the ball into the chest of Daniel Sturridge but no action was taken.
Gerrard is quoted as saying in The Guardian:
We’re quite frustrated in the dressing room.
We thought the refereeing was poor. I think we’re a bit relieved that we’ve come out of there with no injuries.
They were making some horrific tackles for a friendly a week before the World Cup. I certainly got caught with a bad one.
I don’t understand referees when a player kicks the ball into a player’s chest, it’s a clear red card in the first half and the game could have been different.