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Hodgson defends England tactics

May 31, 2013
By ESPN staff
Roy Hodgson has defended his England team following Gary Lineker's criticism of their performance in the 1-1 draw with Ireland on Wednesday.

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Former Three Lions captain Lineker said the 4-4-2 formation used by Hodgson at Wembley took the team "back to the dark ages", while adding that Brazil would "thrash us" in Sunday's friendly if the same tactics were to be used.

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