World Cup - Rooney apologises to England fans for team's failure

England striker Wayne Rooney has apologised to fans for the team's failure at the World Cup, describing himself as 'devastated' by their early exit.

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A dejected Wayne Rooney walks off following defeat to Uruguay

In a message on his Facebook page, followed by more than 21 million people, he wrote: "Absolutely devastated to be out of the World Cup. Going into each game we had great belief in ourselves but unfortunately it hasn't worked out. Sorry to all the fans that travelled and at home that we haven't done better...gutted!"

Rooney came under fire for his performances in the first two games in Group D, but did at least score his first goal in a World Cup finals in the match against Uruguay.

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