World Cup travel costs rocket

Flights to Brazil from England are increasing as Roy Hodgson's side qualified for next summer's World Cup. The official FA travel package costs fans £7,000 for the group stage.

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Brazil teachers' protest ends in clashes with police

Demonstrations in Brazil last night turned violent after thousands turned out to support teachers on strike for higher wages.

Teachers are currently striking in many states in Brazil, calling for better work conditions and salary increases.

As has been common since protesting first erupted in Brazil last June, the demonstration began peacefully but then turned violent.

Anti-government protesters clash with riot police after a protest supporting a teachers' strike in Rio de Janeiro. Credit: Reuters
Military policemen clash with demonstrators in Sao Paulo. Credit: Reuters
A policeman stands next to a police car torched by anti-government protesters in Rio de Janeiro. Credit: Reuters


England fans scramble for flights to Brazil

England fans have begun the scramble for flights and tickets for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after Roy Hodgson's team confirmed their qualification last night.

The majority of official match tickets will be allocated by an electronic ballot to supporters who applied on the FIFA website before last Thurday's deadline.

"Demand is greatly exceeding supply," FIFA said.

Fans prepare for exciting but expensive World Cup

After successfully booking their place at the World Cup next summer, England fans have been told to expect fantastic football and passionate fans but also expensive travel and accommodation.

Travelling England fans will enjoy a country famed for its passion for football, but may also have to endure huge costs.

Accomodation prices are expected to increase significantly during the tournament, while the vast cost of travelling across the country may prove problematic for fans as ITV News Brazil Correspondent Nick Ravenscroft reports:

Rooney: 'These are good times for England'

Wayne Rooney has said these are "good times" for England after they confirmed their place in Brazil next summer with a 2-0 win over Poland.

The striker's header set Roy Hodgson's men on their way to a 2-0 win over Poland at Wembley which ensured they topped Group H.

England's Steven Gerrard (left) and Wayne Rooney (right) celebrate victory after the final whistle Credit: PA Wire

Speaking to ITV after the match, Rooney said: We knew it was going to be a tough game, they had a couple of breaks and could have scored, but we played some great stuff in the first and second half.

"Getting the goal gave us some belief, the confidence to go on. We believed we could win and then Stevie's goal has seen us qualify."

The Manchester United forward said England deserved their victory and predicted good times ahead for England fans: "We have some fantastic young players, experienced ones like Steve, Frank (Lampard) and me, we have a good blend, are looking forward, excited and these are good times for England."

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Roy Hodgson 'delighted' for England players

England manager Roy Hodgson said he is "delighted" for his players after England booked their World Cup place with a 2-0 win over Poland at Wembley.

Hodgson said he took "great satisfaction" from ensuring qualification out of a tough group.

England manager Roy Hodgson celebrates after the game. Credit: Twitter/@FA

Speaking after the match, he said: "It was a tough group I've got to say. There were a lot of tough games for us because Ukraine, Poland and Montenegro have shown themselves to be very, very good opponents both home and away, but I'm delighted for the players.

"I thought they played some sensational football in the first half, and in the second half when the Poles, with not so much to lose, had a spell of their own, we dug in very well and worked very hard to control them. "

Steven Gerrard dedicates victory to supporters

Steven Gerrard celebrates after scoring England's second. Credit: PA Wire

Steven Gerrard has dedicated England's victory to the supporters after England confirmed their place at next summer's finals with a 1-0 win over Poland at Wembley.

Speaking after the game, the midfielder said: "We know there is a great togetherness in the squad and that is all that matters. We fight for each other and under tremendous pressure we have proved we can perform."

"That was for the supporters tonight who can go and get themselves booked for Brazil."

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