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England World Cup media talk 03/06/14

3 June 2014

By Rhys Griffiths

Here are a selection of Tuesday 3rd June's big stories from the media covering the England team as they prepare for the World Cup in Brazil later this month:

Storm forces England squad to train indoors (The Daily Telegraph)

Heavy rain in Miami has forced Roy Hodgson's England squad to move a training session indoors, the Telegraph reports.

Florida was chosen by the FA as the location for England's pre-tournament training camp and warm-up matched because it was hoped it would offer conditions similar to those the players will face when they head into the hot and humid Amazon region of Brazil to face Italy in Manaus. But it's storm season and downpours over the Sunshine State forced the team inside to train in the Barry University gym.

Sven says psychiatrist can help England (BBC Sport)

Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has told the BBC he supports the decision to take a sports psychiatrist to Brazil with the England squad.

Dr Steve Peters will be on hand to assist with the mental side of the team's preparations, and Sven reckons this could prove handy should the side face the dreaded penalty shoot-out. He said: ""I should have taken a mental coach to train the players in penalties. I think you need a sports psychologist to handle these kind of things. Roy has done the right thing to do that."

Lampard calls time on Chelsea career (BBC Sport)

Midfielder Frank Lampard, who is part of the England squad heading to Brazil, has announced he is to quit Chelsea after 13 years of trophy-filled success in West London.

Lampard has lifted the Champions League and three Premier League titles during his time at Stamford Bridge and, announcing his decision to leave, told the media the 'club has become part of my life'.

Milner sees funny side of parody Twitter account

England and Manchester City midfielder James Milner has admitted he can see the funny side of parody Twitter account @boringmilner.

Commenting on the account, which tweets about such exciting things as special offers in Asda, Milner told the Mail: "I don't think it's anyone at the club. Once, I thought I knew who it was but then I realised they didn't have enough banter. Who knows who it is? It's good fun. People enjoy it, that's the main thing."

These stories have been selected from a variety of today's media sources and they do not represent the views of The Football League.

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