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England skipper Gerrard admits: It's daunting trying to qualify for World Cup

England captain Steven Gerrard has admitted that he feels a lot of pressure with the daunting task of attempting to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.

The Three Lions currently sit second in Group H, two points behind Montenegro, and need to edge past their rivals with four matches remaining to ensure automatic qualification.

Liverpool skipper Gerrard said it was certainly a huge challenge for he and his teammate but made it clear that England were desperate to be in Brazil next summer.

"It's daunting if you fear the challenge and start worrying and concern yourself with not qualifying; it is daunting, there's no getting away from it," he said.

"It is a huge year for the FA, the 150-year anniversary and what they're doing for the game and putting back in.

"But in amongst that we've got a really big challenge ahead of us, and that's to qualify for probably the biggest World Cup that there's going to be.

"There's no bigger place than Brazil to have a World Cup except England for us players, so we want to be there and we're desperate to be there and we'll keep fighting all the way to the end."

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