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‘England can win the World Cup again’ – Sir Geoff Hurst

Sir Geoff Hurst believes that England can win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

The Three Lions made it to the semi-finals in the 2018 edition of the prestigious tournament after beating Colombia and Sweden in the knockout stage.

However, they lost 2-1 to Croatia in the final four despite taking an early lead. 

Gareth Southgate’s men also endured disappointment at the 2020 European Championships after losing the final to Italy on penalties. 

But Hurst, who is the only footballer ever to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final, has backed England to perform well in Qatar.

In an exclusive interview with The Sun, the 80-year-old said: “England can win the World Cup again.

“We have had some disappointing results recently – there has been a little bit of negativity that I do not go along with.

“We have got the best bunch of young players.”

The Three Lions’ recent form has been highly disappointing, as they have failed to win a game since March. 

Their performances have sparked a lot of criticism against Southgate and his tactics. 

However, England still have plenty of quality in their squad and should at least make it to the knockout phase. 

They have one of the deadliest strikers in Harry Kane who has already scored 11 goals in the Premier League this season. 

England also have the services of hugely talented stars Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice in midfield while their defence looks strong. 

However, their chances of lifting the World Cup trophy look slim given the strength of several other teams.

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