England manager Roy Hodgson has stressed the positives after his team were drawn to face Italy in a tropical climate before tests against South American opponents Uruguay and Costa Rica at World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
Speaking to ITV News Sports Editor Steve Scott, Hodgson accepted progressing from Group D was a tough task, but was glad that his preparations for the tournament would be unaffected.
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