Sven Goran-Eriksson predicts England’s fate in the European Championships

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Former England manager Sven Goran-Eriksson believes that the Three Lions are good enough to go all the way at Euro 2016.

England enjoyed a stunning European qualification campaign, where they managed to win all of their 10 matches from group E - scoring 31 goals and conceding only three in the process.

The Three Lions clearly boasted the best qualification record of all the participating teams and Roy Hodgson’s men head into the tournament in France later this year in very good shape.

Despite their wonderful performance though, not many believe that England stand a realistic chance of claiming the European Championships title and they have been viewed as only dark horses by the majority of fans as well as pundits.

However former England manager Sven Goran-Eriksson does not agree with such a notion and has stated that the Three Lions’ brilliant qualification campaign is a testament to their capability of going all the way in France.

The Swede was quoted saying to the BBC: "They (England) have a good team. The qualification games, they won everything and they did it with style. They are playing good football as well, so why not?

"Without any doubt the pressure when you go to a big tournament is big - and many times, how I remember it, too big on the players.

"You talk about penalty shootouts - England is not famous for winning [them]. They feel the pressure. But hopefully Roy will do a good job and they will reach the semi-final or the final or win it."

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