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England arrive at Miami training base

The England football team have arrived at their pre-World Cup training base in Miami, ITV News Sports Producer Will Mott has reported:

More: Hodgson: World Cup 'a great adventure' for England

England footballers snapped on the tarmac

Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard were among the England footballers snapped on the tarmac as the squad prepared to fly to Miami for a series of pre-World Cup friendlies.

England captain Steven Gerrard arrives at Luton Aitport with his teammates.
England captain Steven Gerrard arrives at Luton Aitport with his teammates. Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Wire.
Wayne Rooney (left) and England team.
Wayne Rooney (left) prepares for what lies ahead. Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Wire.
Frank Lampard takes a cheeky phone call as the England squad readies to board the flight to Miami.
Frank Lampard takes a cheeky phone call as the England squad readies to board the flight to Miami. Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Wire

Hodgson: World Cup 'a great adventure' for England

England coach Roy Hodgson said the Brazil World Cup "is going to be a great adventure" as the squad readied themselves for a trip to Miami ahead of the tournament.

Hodgson said: "We'll all very excited about it. We got the perfect send off really on Friday night, the crowd was magnificent and think we're in a very positive mood. We feel positive we'll do what we can".

Speaking at London's Luton Airport, Hodgson said there was "no trepidation," but that there "was excitement."

"We're aware of our responsibilities - we know that we carry a lot of hopes and dreams with us," he added.

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England leave for Miami to start World Cup friendlies

The England team have flown to Miami, Florida to begin their final preparations before the opening game of the 2014 Brazilian World Cup.

Ricky Lambert departs from the airport bus before getting on the flight. Credit: Pull

Roy Hodgson's men left Luton for the warmer weather of Florida, United States, where they will play three friendlies against Ecuador and Honduras on Wednesday and Saturday respectively.

England players get ready to depart for the US. Credit: Pull

William wishes England's World Cup squad well in video

The Duke of Cambridge has recorded a message of support for the England football team ahead of the World Cup and called on the nation to play its part.

In an open message to England manager Roy Hodgson and the squad, Prince William said: "Having spent some time with the England players after the Peru game at Wembley, I am sure they will be ready for the challenge.

"To the thousands of England fans making the long trip out in support, I hope you have a great time and see some amazing football."

The Royal said both he and his son Prince George would take part in some capacity, adding, "I can assure you that George and I will be having a go ourselves".

Ronaldo should be first name in England team, PM told

David Cameron was given a surprising answer when he asked children at the National Football Centre which footballer should be the first name on England's World Cup team sheet.

The group of youngsters at the FA centre in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, answered Ronaldo - who plays for Portugal.

ITV News Correspondent Richard Pallot tweeted from the FA centre:

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PM asks kids at the FA centre which player should be the first name on England WC team sheet. Answer Ronaldo http://t.co/CkG1FKDea2

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*Read: Prince Harry gets stuck in at training *

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