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The England manager made an appearance on Saturday night's Match of the Day

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The England manager made an appearance on Saturday night's Match of the Day

Fifa announce decision to seed European play-off matches for the World Cup

England could find themselves forced into a two-legged tie if results over the next seven days do not go as planned

Roy Hodgson takes an England training session

World Cup qualifiers: Phil Jagielka insists England are in a positive frame of mind and 'looking at booking that flight to Rio'

The Three Lions need to win the remaining two games to be sure of qualification for the World Cup

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England would have already qualified for the 2014 World Cup if Harry Redknapp was in charge claims Neil Warnock

Warnock believes that Roy Hodgson was the safe option for the Three Lions and that the QPR boss would have brought an appetite for victory to the national side

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Jack Wilshere's fall at Arsenal may be Roy Hodgson's gain for England

Jack Wilshere's descent down the Arsenal pecking order since the arrival of Mesut Özil and renaissance of Aaron Ramsey could be a blessing in disguise for England. That is the view of Roy Hodgson, and while it is an unofficial part of the job spec for England managers to see a silver lining in every cloud, there is sense in his outlook.

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Olympic scouts comb the Amazon for native archers to compete at 2016 Games

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Transfer news: Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha to be sent out on loan in January - reports

The £15m signing is yet to make his debut in the Premier League

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