Frank Lampard and Gary Cahill will start England’s final World Cup match when they take on Costa Rica in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday afternoon, Lampard chosen as captain.

Cahill is one of only two players retained in the side from the defeat by Uruguay, Daniel Sturridge the other, with Roy Hodgson naming the side 24 hours before the game.

Lampard, who will be playing his 106th international, said:

‘This is about showing the pride of wearing an England shirt. It would be very easy to roll over and say it hasn’t been our tournament, let’s go home with three defeats

‘But if we can take anything from this tournament it’s been the progression behind the scenes and, hopefully, a result tomorrow. It is possible to pick ourselves up and it’s certainly a good test of character.’

The other starters named by Hodgson for a game against a Costa Rican side with two wins out of two are Ben Foster, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw, James Milner, Jack Wilshere, Ross Barkley and Adam Lallana.

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