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The England forward was criticised by some for his contribution against Italy despite providing the assist for the Liverpool striker but is determined to keep believing

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There was an unusual amount of optimism going around the England faithful despite a 2-1 defeat to Italy in their World Cup opener and, though "gutted", Wayne Rooney is keen to stay positive.

The Manchester United forward wants to move on for Thursday's clash with Uruguay, while goalscorer Daniel Sturridge snapped a pic of himself and Adam Lallana grinning and bearing it after losing in Manaus.

Their Italian conquerors, though, enjoyed more celebrations - including Mario Balotelli cradling his man-of-the-match prize - and there's excitement in the France camp as they prepare to kick off their tournament against Honduras on Sunday.

With former Arsenal star Gervinho also featuring in Ivory Coast's post-victory party after seeing off Japan in the latest kick-off, Goal rounds up the best of the World Cup on social media...

GUTTED... England digest and Italy celebrate








ALL A BLEU... France ready for World Cup opener




IVORY GOOD... Gervinho sees off Japan



JOEL-LY GOOD... Praise for the Costa Rica hero

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