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Legendary retired England striker Gary Lineker admits a World Cup in Brazil is extra special

Lineker is singing England's official World Cup song
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Legendary former England striker Gary Lineker believes the World Cup will be extra special this year because it is being played in Brazil.

Lineker, who will be singing England’s official World Cup song the ‘Greatest Day’, spoke to the FA website about the form of players that are likely to be selected for the World Cup.

“It’s not just a World Cup but a World Cup in Brazil which is something special,” Lineker said.

“Customarily it’s difficult for European sides in general in South America. No European side has ever won it there so let’s hope the boys do themselves justice which is the main thing.

“If you look at the last few weeks lots of the English players have been playing really well.

“(Daniel) Sturridge is scoring goals and looking good, (Raheem) Sterling has come in and played well, Wayne Rooney’s had a pretty decent season and (Adam) Lallana’s been really impressive.

“We’ve got players who you look at and think, ‘we can keep the ball with those players’.”

As aforementioned, Lineker will be singing on England’s World Cup song with pop superstar Gary Barlow and he joked that if his country win the tournament this summer it will be down to him.

Lineker joked: “My voice is obviously brilliant which is why they asked me to lead this thing, I’m a natural singer.

“Poor Gary Barlow got upstaged so he was a bit upset about that but I think he’ll get over it.

“If we go all the way I’ll be taking total credit. If England win the World Cup in Brazil it’ll clearly all be down to Barlow and myself.”


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