World Cup 2014: Roy Hodgson happy with England-Italy time switch
The match will now start at 11pm BST, rather than 2am
Monday 09 December 2013
Roy Hodgson, the England manager, is “relaxed” about Fifa’s decision to bring forward the kick-off time for their opening World Cup match against Italy.
The game was scheduled to take place on 14 June at 9pm local time (2am BST), but has now been moved to 6pm (11pm BST) after pressure from broadcasters.
“Roy is aware, we are very relaxed about it and will continue to make the necessary preparations,” said Adrian Bevington, managing director of Club England.
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