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Rugby World Cup winner selects squad to win football World Cup

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World Cup winner and England Coach Mike Catt has selected some of his squad who he thinks could perform well for the Three Lions in Brazil.

Unsurprisingly, Fly Half Owen Farrell was selected for the kicking duties if England needed someone to score a pressure penalty. Danny Care was also immediately picked by the former World Cup winner.

Care was scouted by Sheffield Wednesday when he was a youngster but when he was forced to make a decision between football and rugby, the scrum-half choose the latter.

Joe Marler was given a specific position by Catt, who thought that the Harlequins prop would make a good right back. The fight to see who will take over Joe Hart's goalkeeping jersey was the most contested position, with a straight shoot-out between Joe Launchbury and Courtney Lawes.

Catt had no hesitation in putting Mike Brown into the midfield to be a suitable replacement for Steven Gerrad because of the accuracy of his kicking. Unlike Gerrard, however, Catt suggested that Brown could also double up as a replacement goalkeeper.

George Ford was labelled by the former England player as a little Messi, which as any professional footballer will tell you is a hard expectation to live up to!

England are currently on tour in New Zealand, looking to gain revenge for the defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the Autumn. However, they lost to the All Blacks early on Saturday morning, and are now 2-0 down in the series.

Watch the video of Mike Catt making his selections below:

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