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Eriksson: England are not far away from winning a World Cup

Sven Goran Eriksson suggests the England national team are not all that far away from achieving World Cup glory.

The Swedish tactician, who led the Three Lions between 2001 and 2006, told Sky Sports News on Tuesday that he believes the national team is capable of challenging for the title in the next few tournaments after Brazil 2014.

Eriksson admitted England had not had much luck in the past and hopes that turns around so they can salute on world football's biggest stage.

"England is a huge football nation and it seems like it is a crisis when we don't win - I still say 'we' don't win the World Cup," he said.

"It's not that easy to win the World Cup in football today but England has been lately in three, four World Cup quarter-finals and very close.

"They can win. I think it's going to be difficult in Brazil but next time it's in Russia so why not?

"England can win, they need a little bit of luck, we didn't have luck in 2006; Michael Owen injured, (Wayne) Rooney red card when it was 1-1, things like that don't help."

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