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GIF: Roy Hodgson's Face, Greg Dyke's Throat Slit Gesture at England Draw

COSTA DO SAUIPE, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 06:  England manager Roy Hodgson (C), FA Chairman Greg Dyke and FA General Secretary Alex Horne attend the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brazil.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterDecember 8, 2016

Roy Hodgson would have been hoping for an easier group and a better location when the World Cup draw was made.

England were the last team to go into Pot D, joining Uruguay, Italy and Costa Rica.

And look at his face when the draw was confirmed.


Greg Dyke, the FA chairman, was even more downbeat, making a throat slit gesture at the news, as if to signify the end of England's hopes: Even Greg Dyke know's how England are going to end up in the world cup..

— Liam Edwards (@EddieisNo1) December 6, 2013

Additionally, Group D also takes in matches in part in Manaus, deep in the Amazon. Hodgson had been on record saying he'd prefer not to play in that part of the country for weather reasons, even upsetting the Mayor of Manaus in the process, as per The Guardian.

No wonder that's how he reacted.

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