Roy Hodgson has said that he is hoping that England avoid the probability of being grouped into the group F at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. He has said that he is extremely confident that the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be held in paradise, but due to the enormous size of the country, there will be a lot of travelling involved for the teams in group F.
Even more than the travelling, Roy Hodgson is concerned about the difference in temperature and difference in the conditions of between various cities of Brazil. It is quite possible that the teams in group F could be facing matches in the cities of Porto Alegre and Manaus.
The former is extremely cold even in summer, while the latter is extremely hot even in winter. This coupled with the presence of a lot of mosquitoes in the latter means that England have to be very prepared for it comes to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Roy Hodgson has said that he is confident that England can qualify for the World Cup in the best style possible. Hodgson was speaking ahead of the start of the World Cup qualifiers. England will face Ukraine and Moldova in the first two matches.
“There’s no doubt that the team that gets a game in Porto Alegre and one game in Manaus will have problems because the temperature differences are quite enormous. If you’re down in Porto Alegre, you’re going to need a fur coat because it snows and temperatures reach single figures. If you find yourself in Manaus then you won’t be sunbathing but you will find 45-50 degrees of heat and plenty of mosquitoes,” said Roy Hodgson. Roy Hodgson is likely to be without Wayne Rooney, who was taken off on a stretcher in the 3-2 win over Fulham.