England's Wayne Rooney has apologised to fans after Roy Hodgson's side crashed out of the World Cup with one Group D game still left to play.

Rooney, who scored his first World Cup finals goal when he equalised against Uruguay -- a game won moments later by Luis Suarez -- said on his official Facebook page that he was "absolutely devastated" England were out.

The 2-1 Uruguay loss followed an opening 2-1 defeat to Italy, and England's fate was mathematically sealed when Costa Rica beat Italy 1-0 on Friday.

"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," Rooney posted.

"Sorry to all the fans that travelled and at home that we haven't done better... gutted."