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England World Cup media talk 11/06/14

11 June 2014

By Rhys Griffiths

Here are a selection of Wednesday 11th June's big stories from the media covering the England team as they arrive in Brazil ahead of the World Cup, which begins tomorrow.

Injury update on Welbeck expected today (BBC)

An update is expected on the fitness of Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck after the England man picked up a thigh problem during training in Brazil, the BBC reports.

If Welbeck is ruled to be unavailable for the opener against Italy in Manaus on Sunday it could provide an opening for Liverpool's Raheem Sterling. England boss Roy Hodgson said: "Sterling is very much in the group of players I'm considering."

Energy minister says World Cup glory won't turn the lights out (The Guardian)

Ed Davey, the energy minister, has insisted the nation's power supply is up to the challenge of a World Cup-related spike, the Guardian reports.

National Grid has reassured the government there is enough capacity to keep the TVs and radios on even if England reach the final in Brazil. Mr Davey said: "I can report that National Grid have assured me that the UK has enough electricity generating capacity ready to meet any World Cup spike - through the group stages and beyond to history."

Brazil legend Pele backs Rooney (Sky Sports)

Pele has backed Wayne Rooney to play a key role as England progress from Group D in Brazil this summer, Sky Sports reports.

The Brazilian legend, who lifted the World Cup three times, said: "It is a difficult group but I think England could pass. The World Cup is a very short tournament and the experienced players always do well."

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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