Search

Win a £100 Amazon voucher in this week’s Recorder

On sale today

England boss looks ahead to important year

13:12 16 January 2013

England manager Roy Hodgson. Photo credit: Nick Potts/PA wire

England manager Roy Hodgson. Photo credit: Nick Potts/PA wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

England manager Roy Hodgson insists 2013, the 150th anniversary of the Football Association, will be “vitally important” to give the national team the chance to compete for the World Cup in Brazil next year.

Hodgson, speaking at the launch of the FA’s 150th anniversary celebrations at London’s Connaught Rooms, also has friendlies against Scotland, Brazil and the Republic of Ireland to prepare for.

He said: “The first thing we have to do is qualify for the World Cup, that’s vitally important.

“And when we qualify we have to give a good account of ourselves in Brazil and once you are there you have a chance of winning it, who knows?

“We have very good young players coming into the game and showing they do have the ability to shoulder the burden and hopefully we will have a good blend with experienced players as well.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Leyton Orient's new signing Ollie Palmer (second from the left) in pre-season training with the club (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Ian Hendon brings in forward with impressive goalscoring record in non league football

Ian Hendon
Darius Henderson scores against Crewe Alexandra, what would turn out to be his last goal for Leyton Orient (pic: Simon O'Connor/TGSPHOTO).

Experienced forward has contract terminated by mutual consent despite having two years left to run

Darius Henderson
Leyton Orient head coach Ian Hendon (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Orient head coach discusses summer business so far, returning to pre-season and meeting squad last week

Ian Hendon
West Ham United goalkeeper Darren Randolph

Hammers new goalkeeper Darren Randolph had the quietest of debuts for West Ham

Slaven Bilic

Most read sport

Competitions

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Read more
Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder