Friday December 6 2013
Hodgson: It's a tough group

England boss Roy Hodgson has admitted that his side have a ‘tough group’ for next summer’s World Cup.

The Three Lions were drawn against Uruguay, Costa Rica and England for the tournament, and the Coach has conceded that Group D is a difficult one.

“It’s a tough group, there’s no doubt about that,” he told the BBC. “Italy were unlucky not to be seeded and we know how good they are.

“It might be a good thing that we know each other.

“You’re always hoping for a good group, but there aren’t many scenarios where you’re jumping for joy.

“You don’t win football matches on paper though. It’s 11 against 11, so if we’re well prepared then I believe we can win all the games.

“We have three top quality opponents.”

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