(PRWEB UK) 4 March 2014
The World Cup journey for England starts on Wednesday with a friendly fixture against Denmark at Wembley that will provide Roy Hodgson and the nation with a taster of what we could expect in Brazil. Hodgson has named a large squad of thirty players which includes four keepers, eight defenders, twelve midfielders and six forwards. Hodgson will be looking at getting the squad down from 30 to 23 for the World Cup tournament itself over the coming months. This friendly is the last match as a squad of 30 and will likely be the last opportunity for fringe players to force their way into the squad before the squad of 23 is named.
Head of Operations at DSG, Matthew Tait had this to say: “This friendly marks the start of the countdown prior to the World Cup in Brazil and on Wednesday the tournament will be just 99 days away. A reasonable display considering this will have the intensity you would expect from a friendly with some positions being up for grabs would certainly do a world of good moving forward. I am sure it will be a great atmosphere and hopefully some goals will give the crowd something to cheer. We are extremely pleased to be following the game live on our site football.co.uk as well as across Facebook and Twitter.”
Jason Hope, Content Manager of DSG believes that this England team may relish being World Cup underdogs. ”Of course every time the World Cup comes along we think this year may be the year, but this year even the most hopeful of fan would look at leaving the group as success enough and perhaps the lower expectations and a group of contenders will push England to perform at a higher level when it matters. England clearly don’t have the luxury of being able to ease themselves into the tournament, they will need to come out with a roar from the first whistle playing as a team. The match against Denmark and the other pre-tournament friendly matches shouldn't be squandered and are the perfect opportunity for building the team spirit and team mentality that will be required for any kind of ‘Miracle in Manaus’. ”
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