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Greg Dyke claims England could have won Euro 2016

Roy Hodgson's England Euro 2016 squad had enough talent to win the whole tournament, Greg Dyke has said.

Dyke pictured with Prince William during England's 0-0 draw with Slovakia. Credit: Reuters

The outgoing chairman of the Football Association said he felt the young England team had the potential to outplay finalists France and Portugal, despite their exit in the round-of-16 stage.

His words come a day after Sam Allardyce gave his first press conference as Roy Hodgson's successor in the England job.

New manager Allardyce suggested that the team Hodgson had going into the tournament was good enough to raise the trophy, adding that the squad's ability "seemed to dry up" as they progressed.

Speaking outside the home of Bobby Moore, where a blue National Heritage plaque was being unveiled in memory of England's 1966 World Cup winner, Dyke told the Press Association: "We need to keep winning - and we were winning in all the group stages, we just didn't do very well in the finals."

Asked if he agreed with Allardyce's comments that Hodgson had a strong enough team to lead the country to glory, Dyke said: "Yes, I don't think Portugal were that good and I don't think France were that good - I think we could have won in 2016, but we didn't, did we?"

He added: "We've got a talented group of players at the moment and it's about making sure they perform."

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England Women crush Serbia 7-0

England Women scored seven goals without reply against Serbia for the second time in four days to ease to victory in their UEFA Euro 2017 qualifying clash.

The crushing win ensures Mark Sampson's side cannot finish lower than second in Group 7.

The Lionesses entertain Estonia in September before travelling to Belgium for what could be the group decider.

Teen Man Utd sensation Marcus Rashford scores on England debut v Australia

Marcus Rashford scored with only his fourth touch of the game. Credit: PA

England beat Australia 2-1 in a friendly at the Stadium of Light, with teen debutant Marcus Rashford scoring a brilliant goal in the second minute with only his fourth touch of the game.

Wayne Rooney smashed in a second for Roy Hodgson's side – his first England goal as a sub – before an Eric Dier headed own goal gave Australia some hope midway through the second half.

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