The England manager Hodgson has said that he is extremely confident that the English can win the World Cup in 2014. England have been looking for their first World Cup triumph since 1966 when they managed to lift the famous trophy in the World Cup.

Since then, they have suffered several heartbreaks in major tournaments including the European championships. In fact, the World Cup 1966 remains as the only major trophy England have lifted in recent times. There have been a lot of managers who have tried to end this trophy drought but without success.

Roy Hodgson has now said that he is confident of success at the 2014 FIFA World Cup due to the fact that he has seen a number of highly talented youngsters like Jack Wilshere make their way to the national team. The current England team is in a transitional state due to the fact that players like Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard are coming to the end of their careers.

They have been replaced by the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere in a number of important matches. Hodgson has recalled how Chelsea managed to win the Champions League title against all the odds last season. Hence, it is possible for every team to think that they can win a cup competition.

"You could say we are far from being favourites (for the World Cup) so therefore it's (winning it) not a likelihood. But you've got to shy away from 'impossible' in football. There are plenty of events that we could point to in footballing terms that you could have said were impossible, but people have done it. It wasn't likely that Chelsea would become champions of Europe. We are aiming to finish on top of the group," said the former Fulham manager before the World Cup qualifying resumes.