Roy Hodgson
Hodgson waves away resignation suggestions.

Roy Hodgson has no plans to resign after England's World Cup hopes were left in tatters following a 2-1 defeat to Uruguay.

Despite a first World Cup goal from Wayne Rooney, a brace from Liverpool striker Luis Suarez ensured England remain without a point in Group D following Saturday's defeat to Italy.

While the result did not confirm the Three Lions' elimination from the group stages of the World Cup for the first time since 1958, they will need Italy to beat both Costa Rica and Uruguay to stand any chance of reaching the knock out stages of the competition.

They will also have to beat Costa Rica, whose qualification hopes are also high after winning their first game, on Tuesday and hope goal difference swings in their favour.

Rather inevitably, questions over Hodgson's future at the England helm have emerged following Thursday's defeat, but the 66-year-old has no designs on stepping down even if England's campaign in Brazil ends next week.

"I don't have any intention to resign," Hodgson said following the game. "I'm bitterly disappointed, of course, but I don't feel I need to resign, no.

"On the other hand, and if the FA think I'm not the right man to do the job, that will be their decision, and not mine.

"I've been really happy with the way the players have responded to the work we've tried to do."

With England's hopes of escaping their group out of their hands, Hodgson was understandably pessimistic over his side's chances of turning things around.

"Our chances (of progressing) are unbelievably slim," the England boss added. "It will depend on Italy winning their next two matches by a good number of goals, and us beating Costa Rica by the required number of goals.

"To be within a chance of continuing we really needed a result today, a draw or a victory, and we didn't get it."