England look to win first major tournament in 58 years

England fans every tournament have so much hope and optimism whenever a tournament comes around but the ending is always heartbreak.

Could this year be different? Here we look into England’s chances of winning the tournament.

Gareth Southgate’s side goes into Germany as favourites in the eyes of the bookies.

Alamy: Gareth Southgate looks on from the sidelines ahead of an England friendly match at Wembley Stadium

If England are to win the tournament the Three Lions will have to get through the group stage first. But with the quality in the side, they shouldn’t have too much trouble getting out of the group as they play Serbia, Denmark and Slovenia.

Although progressing out of the group is not a foregone conclusion, Southgate and his men will have one eye on the knockout stages.

Who can stop England?

England will know they will have to beat some of the best teams in the world to bring home the trophy with France being their main threat.

France knocked out England in Qatar in the World Cup two years ago, and if given the opportunity, will look to rectify the result this time round.

The host nation Germany will look for redemption this year as they were knocked out in the group stage in their last tournament, but in front of their home crowd, Germany and Julian Nagelsman aren’t a side to rule out.

Cristiano Ronaldo will be hopeful to go out on a high as the 38-year-old will probably be playing in his last tournament with Portugal. The 2016 winners of the competition will expect to be in the frame come the latter stages and will not fear Southgate’s England side if matched up against them.