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Anthony Hudson: The Englishman plotting England’s World Cup downfall

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Anthony Hudson may be English, but in football terms, he’s 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 – Hudson’s career has taken in some of world football’s most unlikely outposts.

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

Given Hudson’s global experience, he’s 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 won’t 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.

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