From the Back Pages, March 6: Roy Hodgson claims England squad is shaping up for World Cup in Brazil

Roy Hodgson praised the contribution of his younger players as England secured a late victory over Denmark, the manager drawing encouragement from a laboured occasion, but it was left to his opposite number, Morten Olsen, to sum up the general mood at the national stadium. “I wish you good luck in the World Cup,” offered the Dane. “You need it.” (The Guardian)

From the back pages
From the back pages

Roy Hodgson hinted that he may be ready to trust a new generation of talent for this summer’s World Cup after the England manager watched a side brimming with bright young things overcome a resilient Denmark side at Wembley last night. (The Times)

JOSE MOURINHO has laid bare the money-chasing culture of modern day footballers and revealed that some of his Real Madrid stars queued up in front of the mirror before a match. (The Express)

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Joe Root pressed all the right buttons of English nostalgia when his maiden one-day hundred, made with a suspected fractured thumb, helped England win the deciding game in the one-day series against the West Indies. (The Telegraph)

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