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Roy Hodgson doesn’t want families attending England’s warm-up games[GETTY]

Hodgson has had a rethink on allowing wives and girlfriends to officially travel to America at the start of June when England will play Ecuador and Honduras in their final warm up games before heading onto the finals in Brazil.The England coach had said before last month’s friendly win over Denmark that the families would be travelling, but following top level meetings with his coaching staff on the nation’s preparations he has now changed the itinerary.

He wants to focus solely on football and knows the games in Miami’s Sunlife Stadium on June 4 and 7 respectively will be crucial for putting in place the blueprint for when England kick-off their World Cup campaign against Italy in Manaus on June 14.

England will now depart for Miami 24-hours later than originally planned, on June 1, in order to allow the players to be with their families the day after the Wembley friendly with Peru on May 30.

There is no ban on the WAGs travelling to Miami, but they would have to do so independent of the Football Association and in the knowledge that England’s players have a hectic schedule and may have little down-time.

A similar arrangement is in place for the World Cup itself with the FA not organising travel for families.

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