Roy Hodgson who is the manager of England expressed his concern when it comes to his players who may get homesick when in Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
He said that those players who may develop homesickness should even not bother coming for the 2014 FIFA World Cup that kicks off on 12th June.
On 12th May, Hodgson will name his 23 man squad which is scheduled to travel to Portugal on 19th May aimed at making the preparation for the Brazil’s summer event. After that they will make a return to London where they will play a friendly match against Peru.
The England team will then head to Miami to have a training camp for a period of 8 days. It is during this 8 day training camp that England will play against Ecuador and Honduras.
Let’s say England qualify into the 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals, then they will spend 2 months as a team and away from their own families.
I remember before the 2010 FIFA World held in South Africa, Leighton Baines said that he was worried of the travel as he will be away from home for a very long period of time.
Hodgson says that Englishmen more so those in Afghanistan have a lot of worrying problems thus the players should not fear going to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Hodgson adds that the players as from 12th of May will be in the company of other players away from their wives and children. He says that this is what the players signed up for.
Hodgson further says that the players are used to raise silly excuses such as missing my family, bored and so forth. The England’s coach also said that there was security related problems that may hinder the players from walking around.
He says that the players should not even complain since soldiers live a very boredom life in the barracks.