World Cup: Roy Hodgson to face media in Brazil

Roy Hodgson is set to face the media in Rio today ahead of the start of the World Cup tournament in Brazil.

The England manager is likely to shed light on Steven Gerrard’s fitness when he faces the press later today.

England’s Monday training session brought the encouraging sight of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain being put through some running drills as he recovers from a knee injury, but captain Gerrard was restricted to some light work.

The Liverpool midfielder has a groin niggle, although there is no suggestion yet he is a doubt for Saturday’s opening group game against Italy and he is expected to train in Rio de Janeiro today.

Hodgson is due to take questions from the media early this afternoon, and Sky Sports News will bring you live coverage of the Rio press conference.

In the meantime, Oxlade-Chamberlain’s team-mates have welcomed his return to the training pitch.

“He did well, some running which, five days after an injury, is good. He’s young, the body heals better when you’re younger,” said┬áJack Wilshere.

“He has 24-hour treatment too. Back at the clubs it can take a bit longer but he’s got treatment all the time. Hopefully we can get him back.”