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England supremo Roy Hodgson calls time

Who would want to be the England National Coach? Roy Hodgson's most experienced "captain" and centre half John Terry has called time on his International career and the TV companies are doing their best to scupper his team's chances in the World Cup qualifiers.

"I am of course disappointed to lose a player of John's international experience and exceptional ability," said Hodgson.

"I have enjoyed a good relationship with John during my time as England manager and I reluctantly accept his decision.

"He had the courtesy to call me prior to announcing his retirement."

Hodgson wants the TV companies to stop asking Premier League's top teams to play on the Sunday before an international to allow his squad time to recover before games.

Hodgson also raised the need for a winter break, saying it would give the English season a more "logical" schedule.

"It would be lovely to think that one day we could all get together and say 'England is important'," he said.

Four of England's eight remaining World Cup qualifiers are scheduled to be played on Friday evenings.


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