FA Chairman does not regret 'death' gesture at World Cup draw

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FA chairman Greg Dyke say he has no regrets over 'death' gesture he made during the World Cup draw earlier this month.

Images emerged the morning after of Dyke making a gesture to signal that it would be a tough group for England to get out of.

The Three Lions were drawn into Group D which also contains Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica.

Dyke however has suggested that the gesture was meant to be humorous.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Dyke believes that this has made him and the England fans closer.

He said: “It was an instant reaction. Interestingly the amount of football fans who have come up to me and said they think I am a proper football fan because you felt like we did."

England kick off their World Cup campaign in Manaus on the 14th of June, a group that Dyke now feels England can qualify from.

"It is quite a difficult draw. That doesn't mean we are not going to get through. Actually, I think we will get through. But it is a tough draw and I think we need to recognise that.

Dyke is one of the members of the FA Commission that is looking into how the national teams results could be improved on the major tournaments.

The commissions main aim to improve grassroots level football that will in turn improve the national side.

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