Roy Hodgson

  • Spain pip Brazil as World Cup's most expensive squad 14-04-2014 11:32 PM

    Spain, Argentina and Brazil have the most expensive squads of the 32 teams taking part in the football World Cup starting June, according to the Brazilian financial daily Valor. A sports analysis consultancy has reported that the Spain's squad is worth an estimated 486.9 million euros ($674 million), ahead of...
  • Roy Hodgson back in World Cup dugout after 20 years 09-04-2014 05:08 PM

    London: From being jeered out of Liverpool to managing England at the World Cup, Roy Hodgson has enjoyed the most gratifying of career turnarounds. England had only just been eliminated from the 2010 World Cup when Hodgson's Liverpool reign began. It was as stormy as it was short, and a...
  • England will be brave and risk defeat in Brazil, says Roy Hodgson 05-04-2014 10:01 AM

    England manager Roy Hodgson has promised to be brave, risk defeat and allow his talented young players to express themselves at the World Cup in Brazil in June. Under his predecessor Fabio Capello, England were sterile and defensive at the previous edition in South Africa four years ago before being...
  • England victory leaves Roy Hodgson with plenty of questions 06-03-2014 06:21 PM

    Adam Lallana almost certainly secured a place in the England squad for the World Cup but a generally sluggish performance in a narrow 1-0 friendly win over Denmark raised more questions than answers for coach Roy Hodgson. Lallana's arrival after 58 minutes - along with the halftime introduction of his...
  • No way back for John Terry says England manager 12-02-2014 11:26 PM

    Former England captain John Terry will not be brought of international retirement to play at this year's World Cup finals in Brazil, manager Roy Hodgson said on Wednesday. Terry voluntarily ended his England career in September 2012 but, following successive home defeats by Chile and Germany in November last year...
  • Southampton trio impress England manager Roy Hodgson 03-02-2014 12:26 PM

    The free-scoring ways of Southampton's Adam Lallana, Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert continue to push their claims for swapping the south coast for Brazil's Copacabana beach come World Cup time. With England manager Roy Hodgson watching on, the trio produced another sparkling attacking display, scoring a goal each in a...
  • England fears no one in football World Cup: Hodgson 06-12-2013 12:47 PM

    London: England football manager Roy Hodgson has said his side would fear no one in the 2014 Brazil World Cup finals. "We respect everybody, we don't fear anybody, as such," he said to the Football Association's website on the eve of the draw, reports Xinhua. "Whatever group we get, we...
  • Roy Hodgson nervous ahead of FIFA World Cup draw 03-12-2013 10:43 AM

    London: England manager Roy Hodgson borrowed a line from the hit movie Forrest Gump on Monday when he described this week's World Cup draw as "like a box of chocolates." Hodgson flies to Brazil on Tuesday for Friday's ceremony when his team will discover who they face in next year's...
  • Football World Cup draw like a box of chocolates, says Roy Hodgson 02-12-2013 11:23 PM

    England manager Roy Hodgson borrowed a line from the hit movie Forrest Gump on Monday when he described his thoughts ahead of this week's draw for the World Cup. Hodgson flies to Brazil on Tuesday for the draw on Friday when his team will discover who they face in next...
  • England unveils starting squad for Germany encounter 19-11-2013 09:39 AM

    London: Joe Hart will be back in goal to face Germany at Wembley on Tuesday night as England manager Roy Hodgson has named his side more than 24 hours in advance. According to the Football Association, in the training session at London Colney Monday, which was fully open to the...
  • Hart can secure status as England's top keeper, says Hodgson 18-11-2013 09:52 PM

    London: Joe Hart can draw a line under his poor form and cement his World Cup place when England host Germany in Tuesday's international friendly, manager Roy Hodgson said on Monday. Hart was dropped by his club, Manchester City, last month after his misjudgement led to defeat at Chelsea, the...
  • Golden Lampard leads experimental England against Chile 14-11-2013 10:48 PM

    London: Frank Lampard will receive a special golden cap to mark 100 appearances for England on Friday when he captains what is expected to be a largely experimental team against Chile in a friendly at Wembley. Coach Roy Hodgson, speaking to the media at England's base at Watford, north of...
  • England keep faith with Joe Hart, call up Saints trio 07-11-2013 09:54 PM

    London: England manager Roy Hodgson backed goalkeeper Joe Hart to regain top form but will take the opportunity to look at understudies Fraser Forster or John Ruddy in this month's friendlies against Chile and Germany. Hart, dropped by Manchester City after a series of mistakes, will start one of the...
  • Rio Ferdinand and Roy Hodgson join FA commission 20-10-2013 10:30 PM

    London: England coach Roy Hodgson and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand have agreed to join the Football Association's commission to improve the state of English football. The appointments came a day after the FA was accused by one of its board members of "letting down so many black and ethnic...
  • Rooney should not be judged on past, says Hodgson 20-10-2013 09:39 AM

    London: England striker Wayne Rooney has the potential to be one of the standout players of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and should not be judged on his past disciplinary problems, said manager Roy Hodgson. The Manchester United forward has been in terrific form for his country, scoring in...
  • England's coach Hodgson apologises over space monkey joke 17-10-2013 03:23 PM

    London: Lauded by British media for guiding England to the World Cup finals one minute, manager Roy Hodgson was forced to defend himself against a racism slur the next after he used an old joke as a tactical pointer during Tuesday's win over Poland. Praise has been heaped on the...
  • Roy Hodgson battles dilemma of youth vs experience for England 17-10-2013 08:56 AM

    London: England manager Roy Hodgson will face the familiar dilemma of youth versus experience when he comes to selecting his squad for next year's World Cup in Brazil. Victories in the final two qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland lifted England to the top of Group H and secured a spot...
  • Proud Roy Hodgson's experience pays off for England 16-10-2013 06:42 PM

    London: A month after being criticised for being too conservative and blinkered following a dour goalless draw with Ukraine, England coach Roy Hodgson was being heaped with praise for guiding the side to the World Cup finals on Wednesday. England's roller-coaster ride through a tough group which alternated wins and...
  • England's approach has not changed, says Roy Hodgson 14-10-2013 09:55 PM

    London: While the gloom has lifted around England's prospects of reaching the World Cup after their 4-1 hammering of Montenegro on Friday, manager Roy Hodgson says his approach has not altered in the face of criticism throughout the campaign. England faced a storm of condemnation about their conservative play after...
  • No room for error as England seek World Cup spot 09-10-2013 01:18 PM

    London: England will qualify for the 2014 World Cup finals if they beat Montenegro and Poland in their final two Group H qualifiers and manager Roy Hodgson knows there is no room for error as they seek to secure their place in Brazil. Both matches are at Wembley and England...
  • Hodgson admits to nerves over England's doomsday scenario 04-10-2013 05:27 PM

    London: England manager Roy Hodgson will wait with bated breath hoping his squad emerge unscathed from Premier League assignments this weekend as he bids to avoid a "doomsday" scenario. Hodgson's England complete their 2014 World Cup qualifiers with home games against Montenegro and Poland on October 11 and October 15...
  • Hart still England's first choice keeper: Roy Hodgson 03-10-2013 08:29 PM

    London: Joe Hart remains England manager Roy Hodgson's number one goalkeeper despite mounting criticism of his form following his poor display in Manchester City's Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich. Hodgson stood squarely behind Hart on Thursday when naming his squad for England's World Cup qualifiers at home to Montenegro...
  • Hodgson launches defence of England tactics 12-09-2013 03:08 PM

    London: England manager Roy Hodgson has launched a staunch defence of his team after his side's performance in the 0-0 draw in Ukraine on Tuesday drew widespread criticism. A point from a forgettable match in Kiev kept England on course for next year's World Cup finals but the negative tactics...
  • England will treat Ukraine showdown as cup final: Hodgson 09-09-2013 11:38 PM

    Kiev: England coach Roy Hodgson urged his players to treat Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Ukraine as a "cup final" as they chase automatic qualification for next year's tournament in Brazil. England face Ukraine in Kiev with a one-point lead at the top of Group H but defeat would leave...
  • Roy Hodgson concerned about lack of English stars in EPL 01-09-2013 02:46 PM

    London: With crucial World Cup qualifiers approaching, England coach Roy Hodgson has complained that his talent pool is severely limited by foreign players packing Premier League teams. Barely 30 percent of the players in action in the Premier League are English, according to Hodgson, who is unhappy that overseas imports...
  • Carroll earns England recall for friendlies 16-05-2013 11:46 PM

    England manager Roy Hodgson recalled Andy Carroll to his squad on Thursday for friendlies against Ireland and Brazil after the striker's recent good club form. The 24-year-old, who has not been involved in the national set-up since October's World Cup qualifier in Poland when he was an unused substitute, has...
  • Friendlies are the problem, not clubs, says Ferguson 12-04-2013 11:04 PM

    International soccer interferes with clubs' ambitions rather than the other way round as England boss Roy Hodgson has declared, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson said on Friday. Hodgson has accused Premier League clubs and players of treating international breaks as a holiday and says this attitude is undermining the national...