England's Roy Hodgson to stay

Despites the English football team’s poor performance in the World Cup coach Roy Hodgson will stay.

England manager Roy Hodgson looks on during their Group D World Cup match against Italy at Arena Amazônia, 14 June 2014, Manaus, Brazil. Picture: Fifa.

SAO PAULO - England football coach Roy Hodgson will continue in his role despite his team's poor performance in the World Cup.

England crashed out of the World Cup on Friday, with many expecting Hodgson to either step down or get sacked.

Instead the Football Association has given him its blessing.

Costa Rica's win over Italy sealed England's fate.

It's the earliest they've exited the World Cup since 1958, wrapping up a poor showing all round.

Failures like this are often followed up with a cleaning of the managerial state but instead of criticising Hodgson's performance, the Football Association has thrown its support behind him.

They've assured him his job is safe until the 2016 European Championships.

Chairman Greg Dyke says they're supportive of Hodgson and won't see any value in changing.

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