England given tough World Cup group in Brazil draw

England will face Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica in the Group Stage of the 2014 World Cup.

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Hodgson still hopeful after tough World Cup Draw

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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