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Hodgson bemoans international mentality

April 12, 2013
By ESPN staff
England manager Roy Hodgson has admitted to his frustration at the way in which some clubs are dealing with international breaks.

During the most recent international break, Hodgson called on Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand only for the defender to withdraw from the squad in order to follow a pre-planned fitness regime in Qatar and carry out media duties.

When asked about the matter of clubs possibly undermining the national team, Hodgson expressed a need to alter the ethos ...

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