England v Uruguay England  manager Roy Hodgson said tonight that the nation’s chances of continuing in the World Cup  are “unbelievably slim” and would say only that his team had shown “some elements of playing good football” in the tournament. Hodgson’s looked desperately downbeat after the 2-1 defeat to Uruguay and had no answers to one of the fundamental failings which has put England on the brink of an exit – dismal defending. England knew that Luis Suarez was the danger man but were as incapable of dealing with him as they were Mario Balotelli against Italy on Saturday.