Roy Hodgson 'regularly tests England players with general knowledge quizzes'

England's coach Roy Hodgson looks on during the Group D football match between Uruguay and England at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014
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England manager Roy Hodgson reportedly holds regular quiz nights for his players to test their general knowledge.

England manager Roy Hodgson reportedly puts the national team to the test with regular general knowledge quizzes.

The former West Bromwich Albion boss has admitted that the brain power of his players continues to "surprise" him.

"The players I work with always surprise me with their general knowledge and their intelligence," The Telegraph quotes Hodgson as saying. "They are a lot better at the quizzes that we have than I am, that's for sure.

"You will be very surprised by the intelligence levels of footballers. It would be a mistake to misjudge them, I think footballers are some of the brainiest people I know."

England opened their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with a 2-0 victory over Switzerland earlier this month.

Southampton's English defender Nathaniel Clyne (R) shoots to score their second goal during the English League Cup third round football match against Arsenal on September 23, 2014
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