New FA chairman Greg Dyke has set his first target for the England national side - to win the World Cup in 2022.
In a lengthy speech that covered a host of issues to do with English football, Dyke has said it is time that the national team rolled their sleeves up on the international scene and win the 2022 World Cup as well as reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2020, at least.
"The two targets I have for the England team are - one, to at least reach the semi-finals of Euro 2020. Two, win the World Cup in 2022,"said Dyke, as reported on ITV.
In the speech, hosted by national team sponsors Vauxhall, Dyke also laid out his long-term visions for English football with particular impetus on finding a remedy to the "frightening trend" of young English players who are not getting the chance to compete at the top level.
Dyke said the FA would be "letting the country and thousands of England fans down" if the continuing problems were not dealt with the newly appointed chairman, who only started the role on July 13 of this year, adding that "English football is a tanker that needs turning."
The Three Lions have not gone past the quarter-final stage in a World Cup since reaching the semi-finals in 1990 and have of course only won it once in 1966.
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The full transcript of Dyke's speech can additionally be read here:
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