Star striker Wayne Rooney apologized to fans after England suffered its earliest exit in World Cup history on Friday.

Rooney, in a Facebook post on his official page, said he was “gutted” after the Three Lions were eliminated when Costa Rica upset Italy 1-0. The victory means England, after losing its first two matches in Group D, cannot advance to the knockout round no matter the result in its final match.

“Absolutely devastated to be out of the World Cup,” Rooney posted. “Going into each game we had great belief in ourselves but unfortunately it hasn't worked out. Sorry to all the fans that travelled and at home that we haven't done better...gutted!”

Competing in his third tournament, Rooney finally scored his first goal at a World Cup against Uruguay to tie the match at 1-1, before Luis Suarez’s heroics six minutes from time. 

England plays first-place Costa Rica on Tuesday (cbc.ca/fifaworldcup, Noon ET).