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From the Lion's Den: June 9th

Reaction from the battle in Miami, England arrives in Rio, and sweet bromance from the England camp!

"Let's get physical". Photo credit:
"Let's get physical". Photo credit:
Richard Heathcote
England lucky to survive draw

Following England's scoreless draw against Honduras, Steven Gerrard complaints about the "horrific" tackles and "lack of protection" from the referee.

Daniel Sturridge was one of the victims of Honduras aggressive play, after being brought down by Emilio Izaguirre, his aggressor kicked the ball while he was down. Later on, Sturridge had a beer can thrown at him by the fans.

So much for a friendly eh?

England arrives in Brazil

Following the game, the squad flies to Brazil. During the tournament they will be based in Royal Tulip Hotel in Rio de Janeiro.

And now we know who's England's resident musician is.

England prepared for physical approach

Roy Hodgson insist that after three friendlies with Peru, Ecuador, and Honduras, England will be well equipped to face the physical approach at the World Cup citing that "they had a nice little taste".

Scary Rooney? Beckham thinks so

David Beckham believes that when opponents see Wayne Rooney's name on the team sheet they will be worried stating that "he scares them".

Hopefully he'll do more than scaring the opposition.

Mind Games - Part 1

Alessandro Del Piero believes that Rooney is ready to lead England to success this time around.


Mind Games - Part 2

Ignazio Abate thinks that England could be a "revelation" of the tournament with the mixture of youth and senior players in their squad.

Liverpool's Bromance

Here's what Jordan Henderson and Glen Johnson had to say about clubmate Raheem Sterling. Among the praise:

"... a fantastic player"

Jordan Henderson, midfielder, England & Liverpool

"... outstanding, has no fear"

Jordan Henderson, midfielder, England & Liverpool

"He has looked good all year"

Glen Johnson, defender, England & Liverpool

Can't say it any better.

Lewington in crutches - Nev vs the cameraman

England's assistant, Ray Lewington had to use crutches as he had a knee problem before the Honduras friendly.

Meanwhile, Gary Neville just wants to walk on the beach. While several cameraman and reporters just wants to do their job.

(via dstudge)