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Everton ace Pienaar questions England quality

Everton midfielder Stephen Pienaar believes England will get out of their World Cup group, but won't get much further.

The South Africa international says his domestic homeland lack the essential qualities they need to go all the way.

"I watched England and in many ways it is similar to us," said Pienaar. "The expectation to win is too great.

"People talk of England winning the World Cup but that's too ambitious. Against Algeria they didn't have one player who was outstanding.

"But I'm relatively confident they can beat Slovenia and go through. I'm just hoping against hope we can be there too."

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