Friday, 30th May, 2014

Roy Hodgson has acknowledged that managing England at the upcoming World Cup in Brazil will be biggest achievement of his life.

The Three Lions, who are in Group D of the showpiece event, will play Peru in a friendly at Wembley today before facing Ecuador and Honduras in their final World Cup warm-up matches in Miami on 4th and 7th June respectively.

And Hodgson admitted that managing England at the World Cup will top his guiding the nation at the European Championship two years ago.

However, the former Liverpool boss, who took charge of England in May 2012, insisted that his country should “grasp” their World Cup opportunity.


“I guess it is [the biggest achievement]. Going to the Euros was previously the biggest of my career but the World Cup tops the Euros,” he explained to the FA’s official site.

“Going into the tournament and being with the team for two years I feel much more at home in the role.

“We are determined not to let the opportunity slip by without grasping and have an effect on the tournament."

England will begin their World Cup campaign with a fixture against Italy on 14th June before taking on Uruguay five days later.

Hodgson’s side will then play their final group stage game against Honduras on 24th June.

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