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Villa signing Cole: England can win World Cup

Aston Villa signing Joe Cole is convinced England can have a successful World Cup.

Indeed, Cole believes England can win the World Cup and has backed Roy Hodgson's 'fearless' youngsters to fire them to glory.

"My heart says we can win it," Cole told talkSPORT. "I think from the quality of the squad and from what I hear from inside the camp, anything less than the quarter-finals would be disappointing.

"I have watched all three friendlies and I'm very happy. Forget the two draws I think the performances have been good and Adam Lallana, Raheem Sterling and Ross Barkley all look sharp, but it was disappointing to lose Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

"I genuinely think England have got a massive chance here because those three boys in particular look fearless and Steven Gerrard has got the bit between his teeth too. I'm quite positive about it all."

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