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England's Wayne Rooney. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire

England's Wayne Rooney. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire

England's Wayne Rooney. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire

WAYNE Rooney thinks Roy Hodgson will find it much harder to select a World Cup squad following England's victory over Denmark.

Daniel Sturridge's goal eight minutes from time gave England a 1-0 win in their final match before Hodgson selects his party for Brazil.

England stuttered through most of the match, but Raheem Sterling, Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw all pushed their case for inclusion with impressive individual displays.

Hodgson will select his 23-man squad, along with seven standby players, on May 13 and Rooney believes the England manager now has a hard job on his hands.

"This was the last squad before the manager names his 23 and I thought it was a good step towards our next get-together," the Manchester United striker said.

"There were 29 of us here and we all wanted to show everyone what we have got. We all wanted to show what we can do and I am sure the manager will have a bit of thinking to do now. He has some tough decisions to make."

Shaw came on at half-time to replace Ashley Cole, who put in a solid display. Although he is just 18-years-old, Shaw did not look out of place.


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