Preparations for the showpiece tournament are now in full swing with the Premier League season having ended and the identities of the 23-men in the final squad revealed.
Unlike in other additions of the competition, there is little hope being directed at England, with Hodgson having named a number of young players in his set-up as he gears up for EURO 2016.
Shearer feels that there is little chance of captain Steven Gerrard lifting the iconic trophy and that reaching the quarter-finals would be a success:
“Well I don’t expect us to win it, I don’t think many people do for the first time in a long time which might help them,” he is quoted by BT Sport.
“If we can get out of the group, which I think we will, and then get to a quarter-final then all we ever ask is for us to see progress.”
England face a tricky task in the group stage, with Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica awaiting Hodgson’s men.