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Pele urges England to stick with Hodgson

Pele is a big fan of England coach Roy Hodgson.

England failed to reach the second round after taking just one point from three games but the three-time World Cup winner has tipped them to learn from their sobering experience.

"I did not expect England to be eliminated early in the tournament; but as I always say, football is a box of surprises," Pele said. "From that same group, Costa Rica are proving to be a great surprise in this tournament.

"Roy Hodgson is not the main reason for England's disappointing tournament. You need all the players and the entire organisation to be at their best and to perform well.

"An early elimination is always a good reason to review what went wrong and come back stronger. England can learn from their mistakes and bounce back at Euro 2016."

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