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Bournemouth striker Defoe reveals 'dream' England World Cup spot

Jermain Defoe has proclaimed his dream to play for England at next year's World Cup.

The 35-year-old joined Bournemouth this summer but has only registered one Premier League goal so far.

After missing out on the 2014 squad, Defoe knows he must bang the goals if he is any chance of making it to Russia.

He told Sky Sports: "In a World Cup year, you always want to do well for your club because it is based on merit.

"To get into a squad, you have got to be playing well for your club, it's as simple as that. As a forward, you have got to be scoring goals to get into the squad.

"I think having played in a World Cup, having had that experience, not just the games, the build-up and being at the hotel with the team, just everything involved in being at a World Cup is so special.

"It's the pinnacle and to get the opportunity again would be really special, especially with this group of players.

"I believe this group has got so much more to offer and so, of course, that's the dream, the dream has not changed since day one to play in a major tournament."

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