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Hodgson calls on sports psychiatrist for World Cup

ESPN staff
March 4, 2014
Without a major trophy since 1966, the last 50 years have been littered with heart-breaking losses and near misses for England

Roy Hodgson has confirmed he will use a sports psychiatrist in the lead-up to the World Cup to help prepare his players for the challenges in Brazil.

The England boss will call on the services of Dr Steve Peters, who has worked closely with Liverpool as well as the Great Britain cycling team and five-time world snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan.

"It is not just any psychologist," Hodgson said. "It is Dr Steve Peters, who is a very famous man in that area.

"He has a great CV of working in different sports and has been doing some work with Liverpool and Brendan Rodgers.

"It is something we have spoken about for some time but we wanted to get the right man - luckily Brendan let me talk to Steve and he has accepted our invitations so we are happy with that."

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