Premier League managers rule out England winning WC

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London, Jun 10 (ANI): Premier League managers have ruled out England winning the 2010 World Cup, despite Three Lions fans all around the globe praying that their 44 years trophy drought will finally come to an end in South Africa.

In a survey of top club bosses carried out by Barclays, none of them tipped Fabio Capello's men to lift the trophy on July 11.

The Sun reports that of the 17 who took part, more than half went for Brazil, 24 per cent opted for Spain, 12 per cent for Diego Maradona's Argentina and two did not give an answer.

Elsewhere in the survey, carried out by the sponsors of the League Managers Association, Wayne Rooney was seen as the mainstay of England's hopes.

A full 100 per cent of those questioned believe the Manchester United striker would be the key man for his country in South Africa.

And only Barcelona's Lionel Messi got more votes when managers were asked who would be the stand out players of the tournament.

In a question about which English-based player will score most goals, Rooney came second behind Fernando Torres. (ANI)

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