Oxlade-Chamberlain will play in the FIFA World Cup, says Roy Hodgson

Jun 09, 2014, 07:56 IST | AFP

Miami: England winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be fit to take part in the World Cup after making good progress with his knee injury, manager Roy Hodgson said after Saturday's 0-0 draw with Honduras.

Oxlade-Chamberlain picked up the injury in Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Ecuador and Hodgson had said he may have to wait until 24 hours before England's Group D opener against Italy on June 14 before deciding whether the Arsenal wide-man could be part of his squad. But on Saturday, Hodgson took a much more positive tone.

"Everyone is fit. Oxlade-Chamberlain is making good progress. I think he'll make the tournament without a shadow of a doubt," Hodgson said.

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