Gary Lineker: 'England will go through despite Italy loss'

Gary Lineker arrives in Zurich for the England bid at the FIFA World Cup 2018 & 2022 Host Announcement on December 2, 2010
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Gary Lineker believes England will still progress from their group despite losing 2-1 against Italy on Saturday night.

Former England striker Gary Lineker has expressed his belief that England will still progress from their group despite the 2-1 defeat against Italy last night.

The BBC's Match of the Day presenter took to Twitter to give his thoughts on England's qualification chances.

Lineker tweeted: "For what it's worth I think England will go through!"

The 53-year-old also wrote prior to the full-time whistle: "Whatever happens in this game, with these young stars, and their fearless approach, the future is very bright for England."

England will face Uruguay on Thursday in Group D.

Gary Lineker arrives in Zurich for the England bid at the FIFA World Cup 2018 & 2022 Host Announcement on December 2, 2010
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