Roy Hodgson

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 22nd, 2013
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The Thee Lions roared top of their World Cup qualifying group as boss Roy Hodgson got the ultimate cruise he dreamed of – against the ultimate whipping boys. Alessandro Della Valle’s own goal had sparked a five-goal feast before the break, rounded off by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Defoe, As...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 6th, 2013
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In what manner can the words “Brazil” and “friendly” go together in any meaningful sense? The England boss Roy Hodgson hinted as much in his press conference, issuing a timely reminder that tonight’s game is but a precursor to rather more meaningful World Cup qualifiers against the mighty San Marino,...
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Sep 5th, 2012
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The Netherlands begin life under coach Louis van Gaal for the second time as qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup begins in earnest. One of the traditional powerhouses of world football despite their small population, the Netherlands reached the final of 2010 World Cup in South Africa, losing 1-0 t...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 21st, 2012
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Manchester United have suffered a major pre-season injury blow after England defender Chris Smalling was ruled out for up to 10 weeks with a broken metatarsal. Smalling had been training at United’s Carrington HQ after recovering from a thigh injury that ended his hopes of appearing at Euro 201...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 25th, 2012
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Andrea Pirlo has revealed he chipped his penalty in Italy’s shootout win over England to put pressure on Roy Hodgson’s side. The Azzurri dominated their Euro 2012 quarter-final in Kiev but after 120 minutes and no goals, England were handed an early advantage when Riccardo Montolivio sent his p...
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Jun 25th, 2012
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Roy Hodgson admits Wayne Rooney failed to live up to the hype as England crashed out of Euro 2012 but insists the fitness of the striker was not an issue. Head coach Hodgson was aware of the pressure on Rooney to perform at his best after returning from a two-match ban for his sending off […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 20th, 2012
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Steven Gerrard believes England have defied their many critics after securing top spot in Group D with a 1-0 defeat of Euro 2012 co-hosts Ukraine. Gerrard delivered the cross as the returning Wayne Rooney headed home from point-blank range for the winner just after half-time and he feels an unheralde...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 20th, 2012
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Ukraine 0 England 1 (Rooney, 48) Wayne Rooney scored his first goal at an international tournament for eight years as England beat Ukraine 1-0 to reach the last eight at Euro 2012, but his performance, like his team’s, was laboured. Back in Roy Hodgson’s starting line-up after missing their first two...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 15th, 2012
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KIEV — Theo Walcott finally got his chance at the European Championship, and he only needed three minutes to make it count. Walcott scored shortly after coming on as a substitute and then set up Danny Welbeck for a sublime winner as England rallied for an entertaining 3-2 win over Sweden on Friday. T...
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Jun 12th, 2012
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France coach Laurent Blanc said he did not know who Samir Nasri was targeting when he screamed “Shut your face” after scoring the equaliser in last night’s 1-1 draw with England. The Manchester City midfielder struck in the 39th minute at Donetsk’s Donbass Arena to cancel out Joleon Lescott’s opening...