GK: Joe Hart - 9 - MAN OF THE MATCH
Kept England in the game during the first hour with a string of top saves, particularly from Neymar. A stickler might ask why he dived for a ball that sailed way beyond his reach when Hernanes hit the bar leading up to the first goal, but it's a minor quibble.
RB: Glen Johnson - 4
A calamitous display from the right-back who appeared overawed by Neymar. Poor decision-making and a crucial slip led to several Brazilian chances.
CB: Phil Jagielka - 6
A decent defensive display from the Everton man, but his lack of comfort on the ball denied England the chance to build from the back.
CB: Gary Cahill - 6
Might have won a penalty in the second half when David Luiz held him in the box. Otherwise a solid but unspectacular performance from the defender.
LB: Leighton Baines - 5
Limped off after picking up an injury late on. Replaced by Ashley Cole on 32 minutes.
DMC: Michael Carrick - 7
Enjoyed himself in a deep-lying midfield role and looked England's most assured player on the ball. However, found himself overrun at times as Brazil bossed possession.
MC: Phil Jones - 6
Jones has never started a game for England in central defence, and he was again deployed in midfield by Roy Hodgson. While he put in a whole-hearted shift you can help feeling his talents are being misapplied. Booked.
MC: Frank Lampard - 7
Given the honour of leading England out at the Maracana, Lampard was probably England's best outfield player in the first half, helping to stem the yellow and green tide.
RW: Theo Walcott - 6
You know Walcott would have loved to shine at the Maracana, but it was not his night. The Brazilians' impeccable technique showed up his sometimes ragged first touch.
LW: James Milner - 7
Put in his usual shift down the flank, but it is a sign of Roy Hodgson's inherent caution that he starts a winger who seems to contribute most in defence.
FW: Wayne Rooney - 7
Rooney's best England performance in a long time - his neat lay-off set up Oxlade-Chamberlain's equaliser before thumping his 36th England goal. Just a shame that deflection robbed his goal of some of its majesty.
Sub: Ashley Cole - 6
The centurion replaced Baines just after the half hour - a deluxe substitute if ever there was one.
Sub: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - 7
Replaced the hapless Johnson just after the hour mark as England shifted gear. Rewarded Hodgson with a wonderfully-taken goal.
Sub: Jack Rodwell - N/A
A late replacement for Walcott.
Manager: Roy Hodgson - 6
Do you take the positives from the result, or do you focus on a deeply unhappy first hour in which England were embarrassingly outplayed. Ultimately Hodgson can only use the tools at his disposal but you'd like to see a little more attacking ambition.