England's Euro 2012 prospects are bleak and the best the side can hope for is a place in the semi-finals, former England captain Alan Shearer believes.

The ex-Newcastle skipper also added to criticism over the sidelining of Rio Ferdinand, saying he deserves a prominent place in the squad.

Speaking shortly before jetting off to Poland for the tournament, Shearer, 41, said: "I can't see us winning it."

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