McManaman: England a long, long way from winning the World Cup
Former England winger Steve McManaman says the Three Lions are a "long, long way" from winning the World Cup this summer.
Speaking to FIFA's official World Cup website, McManaman said: "For the first time in years I think expectations of how far England can go are pretty low, which is strange because people in England usually think we can win the World Cup.
"But we’re a long, long way away from winning it this time around. We’ve got a very difficult group, with Uruguay and Italy, and even Costa Rica will be tough. I think the team’s good enough to reach the last 16, though. That would be good."
McManaman says that the hosts are his favourites to win the World Cup: "Spain have got a fantastic side but Brazil are the favourites.
"I saw them in the Confederations Cup and they were absolutely brilliant. They had their fans right behind them and I guess they’ll be getting even more support at the World Cup, though they’re in a tough group and they could get the Netherlands, Spain or Chile in the last 16."