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ESPN FC  By ESPN

World Cup 2018 too early for England; 2022 a target - Germany legend Lothar Matthaus

Germany legend Lothar Matthaus insists that while England are not favourites to win the 2018 World Cup, they could challenge for the 2022 trophy.

England have been drawn against Belgium, Panama and Tunisia in Group G in Russia, but Matthaus -- who won the 1990 World Cup with West Germany -- insists the 2018 event may come to soon for Gareth Southgate's men.

"I like the English team, there's a lot of good young players," Matthaus told Sky Sports News. "Good results in the U21s, U20s, U19s, and I think this helped a lot.

"The same with good coaches in the Premier League, like [Pep] Guardiola, like [Jurgen] Klopp.

"I think young players can profit from these kind of coaches with high quality and a lot of experience.

"[But] they need time. This World Cup is too early for this English team.

"But I feel in four years something can happen with English football. It's the same at international level, not only the club teams."

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