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World Cup 2014

I won't resign, says Hodgson after England shocker

Published on Jun 20, 2014 7:26 AM
England's coach Roy Hodgson attends a press conference in the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on June 18, 2014, on the eve of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Group D football match between Uruguay and England. -- PHOTO: AFP

SAO PAULO (AFP) - England boss Roy Hodgson on Thursday said he had no intention of resigning despite steering his team to the brink of their worst World Cup performance in 56 years.

But the "devastated" Hodgson conceded his employers the Football Association could rethink his position following his team's 2-1 loss to Uruguay.

"I'm bitterly disappointed, of course, but I don't feel I need to resign, no," 66-year-old Hodgson told British broadcaster ITV.

"On the other hand, if the FA think I'm not the right man to do the job..."

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