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England manager Roy Hodgson believes this summer’s World Cup will be special

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England manager Roy Hodgson expects this summer’s World Cup in Brazil to be special.

The 66 year-old, who took Switzerland to the 1994 World Cup, believes Brazil’s relationship with football makes it the perfect setting for the tournament.

“I think the real feeling that this World Cup is special because of Brazil’s relationship to football,” he told FIFA.com. “Everybody associates Brazil with football. Partly because of the success the Brazilian national teams have had and the tournaments they’ve won. But it’s not just that, it’s all the Brazilian players who have played all over the world. 

“They export so many thousands of players. We’re all used to seeing the Copacabana and other beaches filled with people playing on the sand and Brazil is considered such a football crazy country, where the people basically live for the game. Being a footballer is as good as it gets for anybody in Brazil.”


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