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Ox - It was always going to be tough

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scores against Brazil

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is philosophical about England’s World Cup draw.

Roy Hodgson’s side have been handed a difficult task in Group D, where they will face Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica.

They will also have to play in tropical conditions in the Amazonian city of Manaus, but Oxlade-Chamberlain does not have any concerns.

“It doesn’t really matter who we get, as it’s always going to be a tough draw,” he told Arsenal.com. “It’s exciting to watch obviously but once the draw is made, it’s the same outcome, you’ve just got to go out there and play a game of football against another good nation.

“It sounds like it’s going to be a tough climate, but that’s something that we’ll have to take in our stride.

“Once the draw’s been made it makes it even more exciting for everyone involved, not just the players, but also the supporters that are going to be travelling out there.”

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