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Hodgson hoping to avoid heat of Brazilian jungle

Posted on 03/12/2013 in International

Roy Hodgson has expressed his concern about some of the locations for the group games in next year's World Cup in Brazil.

The England manager and team will learn where they will be playing at the 2014 tournament when the draw takes place on Friday (December 6th) in Salvador, Brazil.

Speaking at an FA-backed 'Just Play' training session near Wembley, Hodgson said he hopes England can enjoy cooler conditions in the south of the country and avoid groups that will see them play in the tropical northern cities of Manaus and Fortaleza.

As England are unseeded they also face the prospect of being drawn against the likes of Brazil, Spain, Germany and Argentina.

Hodgson told Sky Sports News: "If there is any good luck going I hope it will be in relation to where we are due to play because whatever group we get is going to be a tough group."

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