Roy Hodgson looks ahead to World Cup draw

Roy Hodgson has said he is excited and full of anticipation to see who England will face in next year's World Cup with the draw due to take place tomorrow.

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Hodgson: Where in Rio is there not a favela up the road?

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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Hodgson wants to keep players in 'family environment'

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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