Cheer up Roy, it really could have been worse

Published: 07/12/2013

Roy Hodgson admitted it was tough – but it was a gesture from FA chairman Greg Dyke which confirmed just what a difficult task England have been handed in next summer’s World Cup.

When England were confirmed as the final team in Group D, in the same group as Uruguay, Italy and Costa Rica, Dyke drew his finger across his throat in a cut-throat gesture.

In its own way it was as decisive as Dyke’s bold statement at the start of his reign that he expected England to win the 2022 World Cup.

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