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England World Cup media talk 10/06/14

10 June 2014

Here are a selection of Tuesday 10th June's big stories from the media covering the England team as they train in Brazil ahead of the World Cup, which begins later this week.

Mourinho for England? Chelsea boss reveals no regrets over passing up Three Lions job (The Express)

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that it could have been him - and not Roy Hodgson - leading England in Brazil this summer were it not for the timely intervention of his wife, the Express reports.

The Portuguese boss left Chelsea in September 2007 when England were looking for someone to take over from Steve McClaren, who failed to qualify for Euro 2008, but they appointed Fabio Capello. Mourinho says he was close to taking the job, but insists he has no regrets about passing up the role.

Raheem Sterling proving a point to Roy Hodgson as England settle in Urca (The Telegraph)

Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling was the star turn at England training on Monday, giving Roy Hodgson plenty to think about ahead of their World Cup opener against Italy in Manaus on Saturday, the Telegraph reports.

Sterling made light of the heat, and commanded the attention of the hundreds of camera crews and photographers gathered pitchside at the Urca military complex.

Jack Wilshire says England ready for Italy's Pirlo (BBC Sport)

Jack Wilshere says stopping Andrea Pirlo will be central to England's plans in their World Cup opener against Italy in Manaus on Saturday, and the Arsenal midfielder says England have used their warm-up games to prepare for the 35-year-old.

"We know that he is getting on but we know he has the quality," Wilshere said. "There will be times in the game when he gets on the ball and then we just have to narrow in and stop his forward balls."

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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