England Enters Final Week Of World Cup Prep Work
England’s football fans are placing their faith and their bets on the national team at the World Cup this summer. The team finished up their training camp in Miami this weekend, and touched down in Brazil Sunday to spend their final week training in the Brazilian climate.
Unfortunately for England, the final weekend in Miami was hardly the inspiring push the team hoped to raise their game on heading into Brazil. England played a friendly match against Honduras as their final pre World Cup matchup, a match that ended in a 0-0 draw as the two teams were unable to take an opportunity to attack.
Though the scoreless match might affect the team’s spirits, England fans are encouraged to keep faith in their home squad. Team Manager Roy Hodgson says the best thing for his players is to put the Honduras draw to the back of the mind as the team prepares for their final week of training ahead of the World Cup.
“It was the sort of game that really is extremely frustrating as a coach. We realize that those games can happen in your life from time to time but you immediately dismiss them.”
England begins its road through the World Cup on Saturday June 14 in their opening match against Italy, a longtime continental rival in football. The Three Lions will also play matches against Uruguay and Costa Rica that will determine which two teams in the group move onto the next round of the World Cup, and which two teams will see their dreams of hoisting the trophy come to an early end.
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