The Three Lions face a difficult group as they were drawn with Uruguay, Italy and Costa Rica. The toughness was summed up by Greg Dyke’s gesture straight after the draw was made, but Carragher believes Roy Hodgson’s side has enough to qualify from Group D.
The Sky Sports pundit, said: “I think England will qualify from the group and then who knows who they’ll get in the draw.
“It’s normally the quarter-finals for England, and I think it’ll be the same again.”
Depending on where they finish in their group, if England qualify their second round opponents will come from Group C, meaning they will face one of Columbia, Greece, Ivory Coast or Japan.
Carragher was part of the last two England squads that went to the World Cup. In 2006 he missed a penalty in the quarter-final shootout defeat to Portugal in Germany, and was taken as cover, after he came out of international retirement. to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa – where England went out in a 4-1 defeat against Germany in the second round.
As for who wins it, Carragher’s opinion seems to fall in line with that of the bookies.
“I think Brazil will win it. They’re at home, which is always a big advantage.
“It’s been a long time for Brazil not winning the trophy. They played very well last summer in the Confederations Cup, so I put them as favourites.”