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David Beckham backs England to go far at Euro 2012

The 37-year-old believes that the Three Lions squad boasts quality across the pitch, and that they can match the best teams at the tournament

David Beckham believes that England has all the ingredients to have a successful Euro 2012 campaign should it reach the later stages of the tournament.

"If we get a good result against Ukraine, I don’t see why we can’t go all the way. Hopefully, we can continue to play the way that we have so far," Beckham told reporters.


The Three Lions followed up a credible 1-1 draw with France with a thrilling 3-2 win over Sweden on Friday, and can book their place in the knockout stages with a point against Ukraine on Tuesday.

A second placed finish in Group D would see Roy Hodgson's side face world champion Spain in the quarterfinals, but Beckham, who captained his country at three major tournaments, feels that his compatriots have no reason to fear any opponent.

"We’ve a great goalkeeper and a talented back four," he said. "Then when you have also got the likes of [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain, [Theo] Walcott, [James] Milner, [Steven] Gerrard, [Scott] Parker and [Danny] Welbeck, that’s a dangerous group going forward and more dangerous than a lot of the teams I’ve seen in the competition so far.

"It's really exciting to watch an England team playing like that with so many good players in it."

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