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Roy Hodgson has dismissed safety fears surrounding next year's World Cup in Brazil.
Hodgson shrugged off concerns over the proximity of England's training camp to a favela saying: "Where in Rio is there not a favela up the road?".
The England manager said he had every "faith" that Fifa and the Brazilian government would ensure the safety of players and fans.
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Roy Hodgson has said he plans to keep England's players in a normal family environment until the pressures of the World Cup begin.
England players' partners became a controversial feature of the 2006 World Cup, with critics arguing their presence became a distraction, but Hodgson said he intends to allow the players to see their families.
Hodgson admitted the training pitch needed to be improved "enormously", but insisted he was generally very happy with the state of the training facilities and the surrounding area.
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Due to Fifa's seeding system England could be handed a difficult draw, but Mr Hodgson insisted he was "excited" and not worried about finding out his side's opponents.