Costa Rica vs. England: 6 Things We Learned

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Costa Rica vs. England: 6 Things We Learned
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England's World Cup campaign ended in further disappointment after a 0-0 draw with Costa Rica saw them finish bottom of Group D with just one point from three games. It was a fairly drab affair, with neither side producing many chances of note.

The efforts of the Three Lions in Brazil has divided most observers. In one camp, there are those encouraged by their improving style, a more attacking approach that has entertained far more than in previous years.

However, the pragmatists look at a campaign that failed badly, with England eliminated inside a week of their opening game, with Costa Rica, a nation bereft of world-class stars, finishing top of what turned out to be a fairly average group.

Roy Hodgson has much to think about between now and the start of the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. Here are six talking points to emerge from the draw with Costa Rica.

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