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Man Utd great Scholes expects England to reach Euro2016 semis

Paul Scholes believes England are good enough to reach the final four at this summer's European Championships.

The Three Lions are up against Russia, Slovakia and Wales in Group B, which former Manchester United star Scholes suggests could be tricky in itself, but feels Roy Hodgson has enough quality at his disposal to guide the team to the semi-finals.

“The hardest part will be getting out the group. It's tough. If we can get out of the group then I wouldn't be surprised if we get to the quarter or semi-finals," Scholes told the Daily Mail

“We probably won't win it yet, no, but they're not too far away from possibly the semi-final when you look at the talent in the squad.

“There's (Liverpool's) Daniel Sturridge, (Manchester City's) Raheem Sterling... we've got exciting players and if they can find a way of playing and gel together, we've got a great chance of getting to the semis."

England take on Australia in a friendly at the Stadium of Light on Friday before coming up against Portugal at Wembley on June 2. They open their Euro2016 campaign against Russia in Marseille on June 11.

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