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Lessons To Be Learned From World Cup Disaster
The British Olympic Association will speak to Roy Hodgson's support staff to try to learn the lessons from England's disastrous World Cup campaign ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics.
It comes as the national team bow out of Brazil 2014 as they play Costa Rica in Belo Horizonte.
Mark England, chef de mission of the British team for Rio, defended Hodgson's staff, saying he would employ some of them "tomorrow", and said the BOA would seek a debrief with the FA team.
Team GB will bring up to 350 athletes to Rio seeking to exceed their record medal haul in London. And despite the failure of Hodgson's side, England said there would be lessons to learn.
Speaking in Belo Horizonte, where he is inspecting Team GB's pre-Games training base, he said: "It's something I've not been inside, I know one or two of the people that they had there, and I would have them in our team tomorrow.
"We are going to talk to them about the lessons that they have learned here.
"I think that is important. Key people Dave Reddin and Michelle Farrah, on the operation side, will have a debrief with them on all of the logistics.
"In particular in Rio de Janeiro itself and how the city operates in major event mode, and we'll take the lessons that they have learned and put them to good use for the British team."
Hodgson has already named his starting XI for the game, which kicks off at 5pm UK time.
It includes places for youngsters Phil Jones, Luke Shaw, Ross Barkley and Jack Wilshere as well as veteran Frank Lampard who could be playing his last game for England.
"It's a great opportunity for these players," Hodgson said.
"I'm handing them an opportunity to go out on a fantastic stage and show they're not only players of potential, but they are ready to play on this stage now and won't let the team down."
Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard will start on the bench.