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England manager Roy Hodgson hopes Ashley Cole will be treated with respect when the much-maligned Chelsea defender wins his 100th international cap in Wednesday's glamour friendly against Brazil. 

England manager Roy Hodgson (R) shares a joke with Ashley Cole during a training session on February 4, 2013. Hodgson hopes Cole will be treated with respect when the much-maligned Chelsea defender wins his 100th international cap in Wednesday's glamour friendly against Brazil.

Cole has endured a difficult relationship with English fans, who regard him as one of the poster boys for all that is wrong with the modern game, but Hodgson is keen to see the left-back given a good reception by the Wembley crowd when he reaches the impressive century landmark.

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