"I'm not prepared to accept for one minute that two friendly defeats in which I have used a lot of players in two tough games is going to take the shine off what has been a very good year."
-- England coach Roy Hodgson after a 1-0 loss to Germany marked the first time since 1977 that England suffered back-to-back losses at Wembley. Hodgson's World Cup-bound team was
booed at the final whistle. (BBC)