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ngland has players to win 2010 World Cup: Mourinho

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London, Jun 15 (ANI): Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho, who is also known as the 'Special One', has said England has the players to win the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

"England has experienced players. With John Terry - their best defender - and Frank Lampard, who is out of this world, as well as Wayne Rooney up front, they are one of the candidates," Mourinho said.

Earlier, football legend Franz Beckenbauer also known as Der Kaiser has increased the pressure on The Three Lions by saying that their coach Fabio Capello, had taken the team backwards.

Germany put up a spectacular show crushing Australia 4-0 on Sunday in sharp contrast to England's dismal 1-1 draw against the US.

Beckenbauer, who led Germany to World Cup glory in 1974, said: "It looked to me as if the English have gone backwards into the bad old times of kick and rush.

"What I saw from their 1-1 draw against the USA had very little to do with football. And I am not sure if the England coach Fabio Capello can change much."

"The English are being punished for the fact there are very few English players in Premier League clubs as they use better foreign players from all over the world," The Sun quoted Beckenbauer, as saying. (ANI)

Story first published: Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 13:09 [IST]
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