Brazil and England drew 2-2 at the reopening of Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Maracana stadium, which will host the soccer World Cup final in 13 months.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand retired from international soccer after 81 appearances for England in a 14-year career with the national team.
Only one person outside English soccer’s governing body knew Roy Hodgson would be asked to coach the national team, and it wasn’t the 64-year-old West Bromwich Albion manager.
Roy Hodgson was appointed England soccer manager today, six weeks before the team opens its European Championship campaign against France.
Roy Hodgson will hold talks with the Football Association about becoming the next England soccer coach after his Premier League club gave its consent.
Liverpool named Fulham’s Roy Hodgson as manager to replace Rafael Benitez as the club seeks to rebound from its worst Premier League finish in 11 years.
For new England soccer coach Roy Hodgson, the team’s unsuccessful past is less important than the possibility of winning its first major trophy since the 1966 World Cup.
Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson left the club by “mutual consent” after just six months in charge of the 18-time English soccer champion.
"It is big to play here."
- Roy Hodgson on Jun 02, 2013