England starts at the World Cup against Iran and is a big favorite against the Asian selection, and the former national team player, Rio Ferdinand, expressed his expectations before the appearance of “Proud Albion” at the World Cup.
He commented on the English team’s achievements at the World Cup for the British “BBC”.
– I think that the quarter-finals is a realistic placement, and after that everything is possible – said, Ferdinand.
The journalist was interested in how far the England national team would go, with him in the team.
– With Rio at his peak… We would have play in the finals, I’m sure of that, I’m a bit subjective, but I think that such an approach with self-confidence is the key to great success. There’s no point in saying, we’re only going to the quarter-finals or something. And with Rio in his current form, we would be eliminated in the group stage – joked the former England representative at the end.
With him in the “Gordi Albion” team, he was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the 2006 and 2010 World Championships.