England boss Hodgson yet to decide on World Cup starting XI

England coach Roy Hodgson insists he hasn't settled on his starting XI for the World Cup.
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England coach Roy Hodgson insists he hasn't settled on his starting XI for the World Cup.

All 23 squad members, plus standby players Jon Flanagan, of Liverpool, and Everton's John Stones, have been watching videos of their first Group D opponents Italy at their base.

"I have many ideas but no firm ideas," Hodgson said when asked whether he knew what team he would send out in Manaus on June 14.

"Not yet. I don't need to do that yet.

"We are a long way off. I don't know how the players are going to be performing in three or four weeks' time.

"I don't know how their fitness will be either."

 
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