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Tottenham's Defoe all geared up for England clash with Moldova

England striker Jermain Defoe is expecting a tough match against Moldova as the Three Lions begin their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign this Friday. "At this level every game is difficult," the Tottenham striker said.

"They will make it hard and sit behind the ball and try to frustrate us.

" I have played in a number of games against the so-called smaller countries and it's difficult to get the first goal.

"It will be a difficult game, when we get the first goal we can go and get the second."

England will be without Wayne Rooney for the clash with reports suggesting that Roy Hodgson could elect to play just one striker.

"I have been playing the lone striker for my club and I have enjoyed it," Defoe said. "To be honest playing with good players it is not really a problem if people get close.

"It we get to control the game in midfield when we get a chance we have to take it."

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