No way England will win the World Cup, says Shearer

Former England and Newcastle striker Alan Shearer believes that Roy Hodgson’s men have no chance of winning the World Cup this summer.

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.