Hodgson sets up England player meeting

England boss Roy Hodgson with his players

England have been drawn in the same group as Russia, Wales and Slovakia at Euro 2016

England boss Roy Hodgson will meet up with his players next week to discuss, among other things, Euro 2016.

A planned get-together just over a year ago was scrapped after a suitable date could not be agreed with clubs.

England last played in November and have no more matches until March.

A Football Association statement said it would also offer a chance to “fully debrief last November’s fixtures and look ahead to March’s games with Germany and the Netherlands”.

England face world champions Germany in Berlin on 26 March before hosting the Netherlands at Wembley three days later.

The gathering will take place at St George’s Park on 11 February.

The meeting will involve “a group of players who have featured for the Three Lions over the last 12 months”, according to the FA.

Hodgson said: “It’s very good that I will get to see the players between the matches we played in November and the matches we’ll play in March as it’s an awful long time not to see the players.

“It will be a great opportunity to speak to them with a lot of video back-up about the principles that we’ve actually been working on over the last two years.

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