John Barnes plays down England World Cup hopes

Barnes plays down England World Cup hopes
© Getty Images
John Barnes believes that England will need luck on their side if they are to win the 2014 World Cup.

Former England winger John Barnes has played down the national team's chances of winning the 2014 World Cup.

The Three Lions secured their place in Brazil on Tuesday night thanks to a 2-0 win over Poland in their final qualifier.

However, Barnes believes that Roy Hodgson's side will need plenty of luck if they are to lift the trophy.

"England can win it if everyone else underachieves and we play to our maximum," he told BBC Sport. "But the chances of that are not very high."

The draw for the group stage of the 2014 World Cup will be held on December 6.

England's Rickie Lambert celebrates scoring the third goal against Scotland on August 14, 2013
Read Next:
Barnes praises 'role model' Lambert
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Premier League
Championship
Scottish League Cup
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Russian Premier League
Turkish Super Lig
Major League Soccer
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City98103242825
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd96212241820
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs85211551017
4Chelsea95131710716
5Watford94321517-215
6Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9423108214
7Arsenal84131210213
8Liverpool83411312113
9Burnley934289-113
10Southampton933389-112
11Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9333710-312
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton9324910-111
13West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom9243710-310
14Leicester CityLeicester92341214-29
15Swansea CitySwansea9225610-48
16Everton8224513-88
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham9225817-98
18Stoke CityStoke92251020-108
19Bournemouth9216613-77
20Crystal Palace9108219-173
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand