Joey Barton has written off England's World Cup chances by saying: "We will never win it".

The controversial QPR midfielder is never shy of making his views known to the public, and he thinks the hot weather and 'better' sides will hinder England's chances.

He wrote on his Twitter page: "Lets forget Brazil. We will never win it. The fact that there are 6/7 sides better and the climate is against us, condemns us to that."

The 31-year-old's comments come a week after he criticised the England team and former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson at a Leaders in Football conference in London, where he said the Scot "could not put on a coaching session to save his life".

It is not the first time Barton has taken to Twitter to criticise teams. He slammed current club QPR, and vowed never to return to Loftus Road whilst he was playing on loan in Marseille.

England sealed their World Cup spot in Brazil after securing a crucial 2-0 win over Poland at Wembley, courtesy of goals from Wayne Rooney and captain Steven Gerrard.

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