Hodgson short on strike options

31May 2013

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England head coach Roy Hodgson could be without both Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck for the friendly against Brazil in Rio on Sunday.


Sturridge suffered an ankle injury in the 1-1 Wembley draw with the Republic of Ireland, while Welbeck missed that game due to a knee problem which makes him a doubt for the trip to the 2014 World Cup hosts. "It is a major blow for him and for us," Hodgson said of Sturridge's setback. "I don't want to say it's a serious injury, but it'll keep him out for a period of time." Meanwhile, Welbeck will be given time to allow his knee injury to settle down, with Hodgson adding: "It's a question of whether we've got enough time between tomorrow and Sunday whether he plays. It will be touch and go, but he's not ruled out." England are 4/1 with bet365 to win in the Maracana Stadium on Sunday, having earned a famous 2-0 victory on their last visit in 1984, when John Barnes and Mark Hateley were the goalscorers.



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Keywords: Hodgson, strike, Sturridge, Welbeck

Source: Bet365

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