Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 9/11/13
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Roy Hodgson expressed his delight that England 's World Cup fate remained in their own hands after Tuesday night's 0-0 draw with Ukraine - but accepted there was little margin for error. Following the Kiev stalemate, home victories against Montenegro and Poland next month will ensure the Three Lions' place at next summer's finals in Brazil. However, if they slip up at any point in their remaining Group H games, the play-offs or worse beckon. "It is still very tight," Hodgson said. "We knew a victory would put us in a good position and a draw would maintain our leadership and make certain going into the last two matches at Wembley we have our fate in our hands. "I am more than happy we go into these last two games at Wembley top of group and have one more point than rivals. That is positive as far as we are concerned." Not everyone was similarly enthused. Gary Lineker, the second-highest goalscorer in England history, was amongst those less than impressed, posting a series of ...
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