Wright: England can win World Cup

Wright: England can win World Cup

He was part of the star-studded 1990 England team, the last one who looked capable of winning the World Cup.

Mark Wright also scored the goal that sent the Three Lions through to the knockout stage of the tournament - in a 1-0 win over Egypt in the final group game.

Their adventure ended in the semi-finals, where England lost to the former West Germany on penalties.

The experience of Italia90 is why Wright believes that anything can happen in Brazil next year.

He said: "England to win the World Cup? Why not?

"In attack, they have players such as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott, Andros Townsend, Danny Welbeck and Daniel Sturridge. These are people who can get you goals.

"If England get themselves into a good group and reach the knockout round, then anything can happen. I was there in 1990 and I know from experience that anyone can beat anyone.

"Once they get out of their group, they have a chance. I'm not sure whether it's my head or heart talking, but I think we have enough about us to do well at the World Cup."


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