Roy Hodgson

  • Things to know about Euro 2016 qualifiers September 6, 2014

    Qualifying for the largestever European Championship should be a cruise for the continent's heavyweights. For once, though, the weaker nations aren't just there to make up the numbers. The Euros have been expanded from 16 to 24 teams for the 2016 tournament in France, with the top two countries from nine groups...
  • Daniel Sturridge ruled out of England qualifier September 6, 2014

    London: Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out of England's opening European Championship qualifier against Switzerland because of a thigh injury, further depleting coach Roy Hodgson's options for his team's toughest test in Group E. The Liverpool striker pulled up hurt during a training session on Friday and was withdrawn from the...
  • England manager Hodgson wrong to criticise Shaw, says Van Gaal August 29, 2014

    England manager Roy Hodgson was wrong to criticise Luke Shaw's fitness and the defender is an "example" in the changing room, Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal said on Friday. Having joined United from Southampton for around 30 million pounds ($49.74 million) after the World Cup, Shaw was told by Van...
  • England's Hodgson had 'dark moments', never considered quitting August 12, 2014

    Roy Hodgson suffered "dark moments" but did not think of resigning as England manager following his team's disappointing groupstage exit at this year's World Cup in Brazil. Hodgson, 67, guided England to 21 defeats by Italy and Uruguay and a 00 draw with Costa Rica on their way to early elimination...
  • World Cup 2014: England seek atonement against Costa Rica June 24, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: England return to Belo Horizonte on Tuesday, scene of the country's greatest sporting humiliation, where they will attempt to restore pride against Costa Rica after another chastening World Cup experience. Belo Horizonte's Estadio Independencia provided the setting for England's sensational 10 loss to the parttimers of the United...
  • World Cup 2014: Roy Hodgson to stay England manager till 2016 June 21, 2014

    Roy Hodgson will remain England coach till 2016 despite their elimination from the FIFA World Cup. Football Association (FA) chairman Greg Dyke said that Hodgson will keep his post till the 2016 European Championship in France. He added that the FA is behind Hodgson, who will start preparing for Euro 2016...
  • World Cup 2014: England job would interest me, one day, says Mourinho June 21, 2014

    The opportunity to manage the England national team in the future is something that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho would welcome because he likes the country "very, very much." Roy Hodgson's side were knocked out of the World Cup in Brazil after Costa Rica beat Group D rivals Italy 10 on...
  • World Cup 2014: England ready for return of Suarez, says Roy Hodgson June 19, 2014

    Rio DE Janeiro: England manager Roy Hodgson expects prolific Uruguay striker Luis Suarez to return from injury and give the South Americans a much needed boost when the teams meet in World Cup Group D on Thursday. Suarez scored 31 goals in 33 games for Liverpool last season but underwent knee...
  • World Cup 2014: Italy game could be another classic, hints Roy Hodgson June 14, 2014

    England's opening Group D game against Italy on Saturday could be another freeflowing classic of the kind that has already lit up this World Cup, manager Roy Hodgson suggested on Friday. The coach said he was surprised by the 51 hammering the Netherlands dealt defending champions Spain earlier in the day. "I...
  • FIFA World Cup: England fretting about Brazil heat, humidity June 12, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: English football players can deal with the weather if it's wet and bleak, or cold and grim. But the heat and humidity is a different story, seen almost as a hostile environment. Hot and sticky will be the conditions on Saturday when England face Italy in the steamy...
  • Hodgson hopeful over OxladeChamberlain's recovery June 10, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: England coach Roy Hodgson is hopeful Alex OxladeChamberlain will be fit for the team's second World Cup match against Uruguay. The Arsenal midfielder injured his right knee during a warmup match against Ecuador last Wednesday. Hodgson told reporters at England's training camp in Rio de Janeiro that OxladeChamberlain has...
  • OxladeChamberlain will be fit for World Cup, says Hodgson June 8, 2014

    Miami: England winger Alex OxladeChamberlain will be fit to play at the World Cup after damaging his medial knee ligament against Ecuador in a warmup game, according to manager Roy Hodgson. "I think he will make the tournament without a shadow of a doubt. That's good news," Hodgson said on Saturday...
  • Roy Hodgson back in football World Cup dugout after 20 years May 30, 2014

    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 coaching...
  • England's Hodgson backing Rooney and Sturridge to click May 30, 2014

    London: England manager Roy Hodgson expected strikers Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge to have little problem clicking despite a lack of playing time together, he said ahead of Friday's World Cup warmup match against Peru. Liverpool's Sturridge and Manchester United's Rooney were the highestscoring English players in the Premier League last...
  • Roy Hodgson may need to be brave and drop Wayne Rooney, says Paul Scholes May 22, 2014

    Wayne Rooney might not be an automatic choice in Roy Hodgson's England starting lineup at the World Cup, according to former club and country team mate Paul Scholes. Attention inevitably focuses on Rooney every time England appear at a major tournament and next month in Brazil will be no different as...
  • Hodgson warns England players of perils of team disharmony May 20, 2014

    England coach Roy Hodgson has warned his players to sacrifice their egos for the good of the team at the World Cup lest they end up like the strifetorn France side of the 2010 finals. France endured a dismal World Cup at South Africa, crashing out of the group stage after...
  • Frank Lampard named England vicecaptain in Brazil May 20, 2014

    London: Frank Lampard will be England's vicecaptain at next month's World Cup in Brazil, manager Roy Hodgson said on Sunday. The 35yearold Chelsea midfielder, who has played 103 times for his country and skippered the team six times, was chosen as Steven Gerrard's deputy ahead of striker Wayne Rooney. "Frank's been the...
  • Frank Lampard named England's vicecaptain for World Cup May 18, 2014

    England coach Roy Hodgson has announced that Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard will be England's vicecaptain at the World Cup. The 35yearold Lampard, who has 103 international caps to his name, has captained England six times. He will take over the captain's armband from Steven Gerrard if the Liverpool veteran is unable...
  • Young guns with no fear can inspire England in the World Cup: Owen May 20, 2014

    London: England manager Roy Hodgson should be brave and let his young guns off the leash at the World Cup in Brazil, according to former striker Michael Owen. Hodgson was praised for selecting the likes of Liverpool's 19yearold winger Raheem Sterling and Everton midfielder Ross Barkley in his 23man squad this...
  • England taking youthful squad to football World Cup May 20, 2014

    Luton: England coach Roy Hodgson selected a World Cup squad containing several young players on Monday, with Frank Lampard among the veterans to make the cut. Lampard, who turns 36 next month, is the oldest player among the 23 that Hodgson is taking to Brazil, one of only six to have...
  • Football Association proposes English Premier League B teams May 8, 2014

    An FA commission wants to use the blueprint of the Spanish and German football leagues and allow Premier League clubs to enter B teams in lower divisions in a bid to improve the England national side, it said on Thursday. The Football Association is proposing a major overhaul of English soccer...
  • Phil Jagielka's return a boost for Everton and England May 1, 2014

    England defender Phil Jagielka's 11match absence from the Everton team looks likely to end on Saturday after coach Roberto Martinez said he was confident the player would be fit for the match against titlechasing Manchester City at Goodison Park. The news will also be a boost for England manager Roy Hodgson...
  • Spain pip Brazil as World Cup's most expensive squad April 15, 2014

    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 474.1...
  • Roy Hodgson back in World Cup dugout after 20 years May 20, 2014

    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 coaching...
  • England will be brave and risk defeat in Brazil, says Roy Hodgson May 20, 2014

    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 March 6, 2014

    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 teenage...
  • No way back for John Terry says England manager February 12, 2014

    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 and...
  • Southampton trio impress England manager Roy Hodgson February 3, 2014

    The freescoring 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 devastating...
  • England fears no one in football World Cup: Hodgson May 21, 2014

    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 think...
  • Roy Hodgson nervous ahead of FIFA World Cup draw May 21, 2014

    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 finals....