England Coach Hodgson Warns of World Cup Problems
LONDON (AP) - England coach Roy Hodgson says there will be "enormous logistical problems" at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
With qualifying starting next month, Hodgson is worried about the facilities after visiting potential bases in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte.
Given how big Brazil is, Hodgson says "there's going to be enormous difficulties for the teams that qualify, according to where they're drawn."
There are 12 host cities, with some flights across Brazil taking six hours.
Hodgson says "if you're down in Porto Alegre you're going to need a fur coat because it snows ... and if you find yourself in Manaus then you won't be sunbathing but you will find ... heat and plenty of mosquitoes as well, being near the Amazon jungle."