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Roy Hodgson doesn't fear World Cup contenders

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Roy Hodgson has stated he doesn't fear the contenders in the 2014 World Cup, believing his side can push any time aside, reports the Daily Mail.

England are unseeded in the World Cup draw on Friday, as the Three Lions will have to play one of the top eight seeded sides, including likes of Spain, Germany or even hosts Brazil.

But recently the England manager has quoted to say he has belief in his squad to do the job, especially against ranked Argentina.

"We don't know how good Argentina are, and we don't know if they are stronger than Chile, but if we get the chance to play Argentina, we will beat them. When we get on the field we will believe we can do it."

Argentina sit third in the world behind Germany and Spain, and have some quality in their team, with the likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain.

As Alejandro Sabella's team finished top of the South American World Cup qualification campaign, only losing two matches from 16 games.

England played two friendlies in the previous month against Chile and Germany both at home, which they both lost; losing 2-0 to Chile and 1-0 to Germany, four days later.

However the 66-year-old manager is still disappointed from England's previous two friendlies.

"I was annoyed about losing those two games especially at home, and afterwards I was a little bit affected by the results.

"Chile were our South American opponents, we knew they would be good, while Germany are strong, athletic, and high on confidence."

But with the draw on Friday evening, the former West Brom boss believes it is all about the luck of the draw.

"It's a bit like Tom Hanks and his box of chocolates in Forrest Gump - we will take whatever we get."

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