FIFA World Cup: Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain Boost as England Head to Brazil

After sounding doubtful on Wednesday, England manager Roy Hodgson took a much more positive tone, saying winger Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain will be fit to travel to Brazil for the FIFA World Cup. Chamberlain had picked up a knee injury in England's 2-2 draw with Ecuador.

updated: June 09, 2014 15:34 IST
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Miami: England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain injured himself during Englands friendly match ahead of FIFA World Cup © AFP

England winger Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain will be fit to take part in the World Cup after making good progress with his knee injury, manager Roy Hodgson said after Saturday's 0-0 draw with Honduras.

Oxlade-Chamberlain picked up the injury in Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Ecuador and Hodgson had said he may have to wait until 24 hours before England's Group D opener against Italy on June 14 before deciding whether the Arsenal wide-man could be part of his squad.

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