The England striker took to Twitter to air his grievances following the Three Lions' World Cup exit, while the ex-Manchester United defender was left agog by the Brazil superstar
Yet another cap will do little to alter the striker's mood, with the Liverpool star "gutted" to be heading home early.
Brazil suffered no such heartbreak - Neymar scoring twice in a 4-1 win over Cameroon on Monday - and ex-England defender Rio Ferdinand hailed the Barcelona forward on Twitter following his brilliant performance.
Netherlands also tasted victory - beating Chile 2-0 - and Memphis Depay could not hide his delight after the game, while Jurgen Klinsmann thanked USA fans for their support after their 2-2 draw with Portugal on Monday.
Elsewhere, there were birthday wishes for a certain Arsenal legend. You can see it all here as Goal rounds up the best of the World Cup action and reaction from around the web...
|"GUTTED"... Sturridge reflects on World Cup exit
Gutted my world cup will be over tomorrow.. Seriously been one of the best experiences I've had in my life. God willing I play in one again.
— Daniel Sturridge (@D_Sturridge) June 23, 2014
|"WOW"... Ferdinand praises match-winner Neymar
Neymar is producing...looks so much more dangerous in a Brazil shirt than Barca's....and under more pressure than any other at WC2014...wow
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) June 23, 2014
|SIGNING OFF IN STYLE... Depay thanks Robben for assist
3 matches. 9 points! And what a pass by Arjen! pic.twitter.com/eqdbUmxoXE
— Memphis (@MemphisDepay22) June 23, 2014
|I'VE BEEN TOLD YOU'RE A LEGEND... Ozil wishes Vieira happy birthday
they've told me in London that you're an Arsenal-legend. therefore I say: happy birthday, Monsieur Vieira @OfficialVieira #AFC — Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) June 23, 2014
|SEE YOU IN RECIFE... Klinsmann praises USA fans
big thank to all our #USMNT fans in Manaus and the incredible support world wide!! Now off to Recife !!! pic.twitter.com/PXHohtd5BV — Jürgen Klinsmann (@J_Klinsmann) June 23, 2014