Reaction: World Cup managers speak to FFT

Roy Hodgson on England's group:
"Every game is winnable. I am not a manager that thinks things will go well or bad just based on seeing the names of the opponents. We will face great players I have the utmost respect for, like [Mario] Balotelli, [Edinson] Cavani and [Luis] Suarez. But I am sure they will give us that same respect. Everyone will have to acclimatise to play up north [in Manaus, where England will face Italy in their opening game]. We will probably do ours in Miami. But that's the World Cup, you have to overcome those difficulties."

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli on the prospect of playing in Manaus - and facing England, Uruguay and Costa Rica:
"You have to be prepared, no excuses. The World Cup demands you to be able to play anywhere. We want to win so we will be ready. It is a tough group, but there are no easy teams in the World Cup."

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