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England manager Roy Hodgson backing the World Cup to be safe for England fans

England fans will be safe
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England manager Roy Hodgson has great faith in the Brazilian government amongst other to look after foreign fans during this summers World Cup.

Violent protests occured during the 2013 Confederations Cup and that has concerned some organisers and fans, despite the violence mainly being aimed at the authorities.

Hodgson feels the tournament will be safe for England fans and others scaling the globe to watch the footballing spectacle.

He said: "You do think about the fans. As far as we [the team] are concerned we are going to have a lot of protection, and it's more for the fans that this is a larger concern.

"But I have great faith in the government, the local organising committee and FIFA.

"I have to say that I don't want to suggest there is no reason for concern. Of course, there is.

"From my point of view I just have to be trusting in our security, the security of the Brazilian government and all the things that FIFA will do to make it secure for the fans and the players."

"FIFA and the Brazilian government has put in a lot of work," concluded Hodgson. "So I don't see any reasons for us technicians to doubt them."

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