FIFA World Cup: Roy Hodgson to Give Wayne Rooney Chance to Build Sharpness

Rooney's form has been a talking point in England but Hodgson said the decision not to rest him, unlike several other starters from Friday's 3-0 win over Peru, was mainly about getting him up to match-preparations ahead of the FIFA World Cup.

updated: June 04, 2014 16:09 IST
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England coach Roy Hodgson at a press conference.


England manager Roy Hodgson will give Wayne Rooney another chance to improve his match-sharpness with a start in Wednesday's friendly against Ecuador.

And the former Liverpool boss is set to try-out Manchester City midfielder James Milner at right-back.

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