Stoke & Staffordshire

England team hold Armistice silence at St George's Park

The England football squad observe a two-minute silence while training Image copyright AFP
Image caption Roy Hodgson and Gareth Southgate are to lay a wreath at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas

England players ended a training session with a two-minute silence in tribute to the servicemen and women killed in action since World War One.

Manager Roy Hodgson, captain Wayne Rooney and members of the England youth teams paid their respects at St George's Park in Staffordshire.

They were joined by representatives from all three military services based at RAF Shawbury in Shropshire.

The team is also expected to visit the National Memorial Arboretum later.

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Media captionThe service at Alrewas, in Staffordshire, included prayers, words of remembrance and a two-minute silence

Hodgson and England Under-21s manager Gareth Southgate will lay wreaths at the Armed Forces Memorial at the arboretum in nearby Alrewas.

The England squad were at their St George's Park base in preparation for their European Championship qualifier against Slovenia at Wembley on Saturday.

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