'Great achievement' to be in World Cup mix - Hodgson

The Three Lions boss believes that his side have done well to reach Brazil and anticipates a tough group in prospect, whatever three names are thrown up in Friday's draw
England manager Roy Hodgson feels that it is "a great achievement" to have made it into the draw for World Cup 2014.

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The Three Lions overcame the likes of Poland and Ukraine to finish top of their qualifying group and will be among the European contingent in Pot Four for Friday's group stage draw.

Hodgson enthused to Sky Sports News: "It's such a great achievement to be here. That was our goal, that was our aim.

"We had to work very hard in our group with 10 tough qualification games and, all along, there was a carrot at the end of it that we were looking to enjoy and that was, of course, being in the final tournament.

"This really just brings it all home that all the hard work has led to this and we can't wait to see who we get.

"We respect everybody, we don't fear anybody as such. Whatever group we get, we think it will be a tough one but we're just happy to be there in a group and playing whatever opponents the draw pulls out for us."