Skip to comments.Roy Hodgson may use psychologist so England do not pay World Cup penalty
Posted on 02/25/2014 3:31:55 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
Roy Hodgson is ready to turn to a psychologist to ensure England avoid the heartbreak of another penalty shootout defeat at this summer's World Cup finals.
The nation have won only one shootout since 1990 against Spain in the quarter-finals of Euro 96 and have exited six major tournaments on penalties in that time. Hodgson's England lost on spot-kicks to quarter-final opponents Italy at Euro 2012 and the manager told Sky Sports' Footballers' Football Show he is determined to give his players the best chance of succeeding where their recent forbears have failed.
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British Cycling's guru Sir Dave Brailsford has agreed to help Roy Hodgson's preparations for England's World Cup campaign.