England scraped a barely deserved draw against Brazil and if it wasn't for the heroics of Joe hart they could easily have been two or three down by half time.
Watching England is just like being in your own never ending nightmare. You have hope that they will put in a great performance but by the end you are left shaking your head at the inadequacy of it all and wondering how this is ever going to be put right.
The inability to keep the ball is a theme that has run through the England team for years, if not decades now and giving the ball away cheaply is shown up as a chronic lack of basic footballing skill when you play opposition who are so good at keeping the ball.
Watching the ball get hoofed up the pitch or passes being consistently misplaced is just horrible viewing and the nightmare won't ever end until we have a radical change of sport policy at school level.
The current amount of sport that kids are allowed to play at school is a joke and it's no wonder the grown up's get so comprehensively outplayed.
On this showing England will never win another tournament anywhere in the near future no matter what manager they have because the basic ability is not there.
Phil Jones, Michael Carrick... you could reel off a list of names that have been played in midfield who are good players but not technically good enough to trouble the highest quality sides.
Huff and puff is not enough and never will be against teams who can put the likes of Oscar or Neymar on the pitch.
Two cracking goals from Oxade-Chamberlin and Rooney could not disguise the fact that England were mightily outplayed and Brazil will wonder how they only managed to draw this game.