Hodgson thinks England can win World Cup

by Thomas

brasil-2014-world-cup-logoEngland manager Roy Hodgson believes that his side can win the World Cup in Brazil 2014.

Hodgson took charge of his first major tournament at the helm of the Three Lions at Euro 2012 and it was the same old story – knocked out in the quarter-finals on penalties.

England haven’t got near a trophy for some time now and there does look to be a number of sides that are a lot better than them at the moment – the likes of Spain, Holland, Germany and Brazil, to name a few.
However, the England boss is adamant that his side can be successful on the biggest stage of them all as you never know what might happen in football.

He said: “You could say we are far from being favourites (for the World Cup) so therefore it’s (winning it) not a likelihood. But you’ve got to shy away from ‘impossible’ in football.

“There are plenty of events that we could point to in footballing terms that you could have said were impossible, but people have done it.”

The former Liverpool boss does make a good point as well as you really don’t know what will happen in this beautiful game – but betting on England winning a World Cup might be a bit too much to ask.

At the moment, Hodgson’s men are being offered at 22/1 to lift the famous trophy in Brazil.

It is no surprise that the hosts are the favourites at 9/2, with the team that are dominating international football right now, Spain, available at 11/2. Argentina are also at 11/2, with Germany making up the list of favourites at 8/1.

It will be a cracking tournament, no doubt about that, but England will have to cause a big upset to win this World Cup as they simply don’t have the quality of the other nations.

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