2022-11-25 07:11:27

Anthony Hudson: The Englishman plotting Englands World Cup downfall

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The Independent
By Richard Edwards

Anthony Hudson may be English, but in football terms, hes most definitely a citizen of the world.

A short spell at Newport County aside, the assistant boss of the USA and son of ex-Chelsea and Stoke great, Alan Hudsons career has taken in some of world footballs most unlikely outposts.

Now, though, he finds himself a central part of the USAs plans as they look to shock England and navigate their way out of Group B.

Given Hudsons global experience, hes the perfect man to map their route to the last 16.

Having been part of the USA coaching set-up that banished memories of their failure to make it to Russia in 2018, the former New Zealand and Bahrain boss insists he wont be experiencing any feelings of split loyalties when the USA run out against England at the Al Bayt Stadium the day after Thanksgiving. And neither will his family.

I just had a feeling this game was going to come up, he says. I called my family back home and they were just going crazy. Especially with my dad having played for England, it was nice, really nice.

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