David Beckham believes England can reach the latter stages of the World Cup and surprise in Brazil.
The Manchester United legend has praised Three Lions coach, Roy Hodgson, for his squad selection and insists England have the right blend between experienced players and in-form young talents.
"I think it's a really good selection," Beckham told Sky Sports News.
"Roy has done really well since he has come in as the manager of England; it's a great job to have, but it's a tough job.
"You've got players that are playing at the top of their game and I think what he's done is pick players that are at the top of their game.
"There's no players that are going to go on to this stage and be affected by it because you've got players that are playing, week in and week out, against some of the best players in the world and in the biggest league in the world and for some of the biggest clubs in the world.”
Beckham agrees that England’s group with Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica is tough, but reiterates that his country has always done well against the bigger teams.
"Obviously we have a tough group, but there is no reason why we can't go really far in this competition,” he added.
“You are coming up against a great team, the Italians, who always perform well in the World Cup. They have got great players and a great history, but that can be a good thing for us because I think we always perform well against the big teams and it doesn't get much bigger than this.”
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