Roy Hodgson

Hodgson fends off criticism after draw with Ireland

England goalkeeper Joe Hart is beaten by a shot from Ireland's Shane Long in their 1-1 international draw at Wembley Stadium. Photo: EPA

England manager Roy Hodgson defended his tactics after seeing his side held to a 1-1 draw by the Republic of Ireland in an end-of-season friendly fixture at Wembley Stadium.

Friday, 31 May, 2013, 5:33am

Roy Hodgson in plea for calm as England take on Ireland at Wembley

England manager Roy Hodgson. Photo: AFP

The match at Wembley Stadium will celebrate the 150th anniversary of England's Football Association and will be the first time the neighbours have met since the 1995 match in Dublin, which was abandoned when English fans rioted.

29 May 2013 - 5:46am

England's fate still in our hands, says Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson

England were on course to go top in group H after Wayne Rooney gave them an early lead in Podgorica, but the visitors wilted in the second half and Montenegro stormed back to equalise with 14 minutes to play.

28 Mar 2013 - 4:16am

England braced for Montenegro battle

England coach Roy Hodgson. Photo: AP

Four days on from their 8-0 rout of San Marino, England face a potentially decisive World Cup qualifier today against a Montenegro side who will not be anywhere near as obliging.

26 Mar 2013 - 4:58am

England manager Roy Hodgson not getting carried away by 8-0 win

Roy Hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson warned his players not to get carried away after they outclassed hapless minnows San Marino 8-0 in World Cup qualifying.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:20am

Hodgson encouraged by England's young lions after win over Brazil

Roy Hodgson, England manager

Goals from Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard saw England beat Brazil 2-1 at Wembley Stadium, as Hodgson's men kick-started the Football Association's 150th anniversary celebrations with an impressive win.

8 Feb 2013 - 4:43am

Hodgson hopes Cole will be treated with respect

England manager Roy Hodgson. Photo: Reuters

England manager Roy Hodgson hopes Ashley Cole will be treated with respect when the much-maligned Chelsea defender wins his 100th international cap in Wednesday’s glamour friendly against Brazil.

5 Feb 2013 - 12:11pm

Reds boss blasts critics over comparison with Roy Hodgson

Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers has defended his record. Photo: Reuters

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has hit back at critics who have pointed out that his record is no better than failed former Reds boss Roy Hodgson.

30 Dec 2012 - 4:58am

England coach Hodgson looks far and wide for quality players

England coach Roy Hodgson is opening up his squad. Photo: AFP

Not so long ago, in the days of Sven Goran Eriksson and Fabio Capello, there were suggestions that the England team represented a "closed shop".

In other words, if you didn't play for one of the Premier League's "Big Four" clubs or weren't part of the famous "golden generation" there was little point in waiting for a call-up.

14 Nov 2012 - 2:43am

Europe soccer friendlies under fire

Several high-profile European friendlies are set for today but "friendly" would not be the term to be used with how they have been viewed by hard-pressed club managers.

14 Nov 2012 - 1:12am

Century man Gerrard to join exclusive club

Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard will win his 100th England cap when he captains his country against Sweden on Wednesday and national coach Roy Hodgson thinks his contribution at international level speaks for itself.

The 32-year-old has been Liverpool's talisman for the best part of 12 years, but he has not always reproduced his club form when playing for his country.

12 Nov 2012 - 6:25am

Poland braced for tough England clash

Danny Welbeck

Buoyed by a three-game unbeaten run, Poland are bracing for one of the toughest games of their campaign to reach the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, against an England team empowered by a 5-0 defeat of minnows San Marino.

History has taught England not to underestimate the Poles, who famously deprived them of a berth at the 1974 World Cup in a crunch qualifier at Wembley.

16 Oct 2012 - 5:07am

Two-goal Rooney's best 'still to come'

England's Wayne Rooney reacts during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match against San Marino at Wembley Stadium in London. Photo: Reuters

Roy Hodgson believes Wayne Rooney's best is still to come for England after the Manchester United striker moved into fifth place in his country's all-time scoring charts with a double in the 5-0 win over San Marino.

14 Oct 2012 - 2:33am

Ready for early gamble on next World Cup final?

The European qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup really hot up on Tuesday with a series of big clashes involving countries who would expect to make it to the finals in Brazil.

13 Oct 2012 - 4:01am

Rooney to captain England against San Marino

Wayne Rooney addresses journalists at a press conference in London, ahead of the 2014 World Cup Qualifying match against San Marino.  Photo: AFP

England manager Roy Hodgson has named Wayne Rooney as captain for Friday’s World Cup qualifier against San Marino at Wembley.

With regular skipper Steven Gerrard suspended and vice-captain Frank Lampard ruled out due to a knee injury, Hodgson has opted to give the armband to Manchester United striker Rooney.

11 Oct 2012 - 10:26pm