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Hodgson over the moon as England book ticket to Brazil

England manager Roy Hodgson was absolutely delighted after his side clinched qualification to the 2014 World Cup on Tuesday night.

The Three Lions defeated Poland 2-0 at Wembley thanks to goals from Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard, ensuring the team finished top of Group H by a point over Ukraine, and thrilling a proud Hodgson in the process.

"It's great. It's been our goal and I suppose you could even say it is a dream for every national team and every national team coach to lead his team out in a World Cup in Brazil," Hodgson told Sky Sports News.

"I think that over the 10 matches we have deserved it. We have had to dig in once or twice, it's not been an easy group, but I think these last four matches have really shown some good sides to our play.

"These two games were enormous pressure for the players. I think they have done ever so well to come out and withstand that pressure."

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Andrew Slevison
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