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Hodgson to appear on Match of the Day

ESPN staff
October 4, 2013
Hodgson has faith in Joe Hart

Roy Hodgson has agreed to become the first England manager to appear on Match of the Day ahead of England's two final World Cup qualifiers.

Hodgson's tactics in the 0-0 draw in Ukraine were heavily criticised by the show's host, former England striker Gary Lineker, but the pair cleared the air soon after.

Hodgson named his squad on Thursday for next week's vital qualifier against Montenegro and Poland the following Tuesday, insisting that out-of-form Joe Hart is still his No. 1 between the sticks.

Wayne Rooney, who missed Manchester United's Champions League match at Shakhtar Donetsk, was also named in the squad.

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