Rooney is convinced England can enjoy a long run in Brazil.
"Yes, it can happen, of course," Rooney told the Daily Mail. "The players we have in the squad really excite me and I’m sure they will excite the fans. Obviously the manager picks the squad but you can see that he has seen the potential in the young players, too.
"The last few games he has seen that and been excited and I’m sure that’s in his thinking when he picks the teams.
"Look at Raheem Sterling, for example. He has been incredible. You could see straight away the talent he had and he has kicked on again now. For Liverpool he has been outstanding.
"And then we have the likes of Ross Barkley. He has had a great season with Everton. Then (Daniel) Sturridge is more experienced, (Adam) Lallana is a bit older, too. So there is a great mix and I think we can surprise people. It’s exciting."
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