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England coach Hodgson not obsessed by penalties

England coach Roy Hodgson hasn't decided his penalty takers ahead of the Euro2012 quarterfinal against Italy.

Hodgson believes England will win the Euro quarter-final without even going to spot-kicks.

He said: "I don't anticipate the game going that far. I'm an optimist.

"I see us winning in 90 minutes so why should I concern myself with 120 minutes when we haven't even kicked the first ball yet? It's a negative thought.

"There's no point in speculating whether, say, John Terry would take one - he might not be on the pitch.

"I don't really understand the obsession with it but, if it goes to penalties, we'll deal with that situation when the time comes."

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