Euro 2012: England news conference ahead of France match

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England news conference in full

Roy Hodgson says that facing France ''is a stern challenge'' as England's opponents head to Euro 2012 with a 21-game unbeaten run. But he believes his side are capable of beating the French in the opening Group D game in Donetsk.

Hodgson also says his players have prepared well, despite concerns over 34C heat.

Liverpool midfielder Gerrard says that he does not ''encourage'' players to ''walk off the pitch'' if they are racially abused.

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