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Manager concerned about searing temperatures in Ukraine while weary senior players sit out session

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England manager Roy Hodgson announces his squad for Euro 2012. The newly-appointed manager made some hotly debated decisions, such as the exclusion of former captain Rio Ferdinand and the inclusion of Liverpool’s Stewart Downing.

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England Under-21s lack character and creativity

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