Monday, 19th May, 2014

Steven Gerrard is not willing to promise England will win this summer's World Cup, but the Liverpool skipper has guaranteed the Three Lions will give 100 per cent.

England head to Brazil this summer not classed as one of the favourites to win the World Cup and finding themselves in a tricky group, alongside Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica.

It remains to be seen how far Roy Hodgson's men can go in the tournament, but Gerrard is sure the country's players are raring to go.

He said via Liverpool's site: "It would be very stupid and naive of me to stand here and say we're going to win it. What I can guarantee is that we will go there and give 100 per cent.


"There are some top teams around the world all fighting for the same thing, but all we can do is try and stick together, work hard and see if we can prove some doubters wrong."

England open their World Cup campaign with a clash against Italy on 14th June, followed by a meeting with Uruguay on 19th June.

The Three Lions then play their final group match against Costa Rica on 24th June.

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