Alonso: England and France can go far
Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso believes that both England and France can succeed at EURO 2012 despite many writing them off.
The Real Madrid star who won the tournament in 2008 with Spain reiterated that it would be 'foolish' to underestimate both teams during the championships which get underway on the 8th June.
"France and England are in that bunch of teams who are capable of going far.
"They are part of that group because of the players they have and their respective histories.
He also added that even though they aren't being talked about in the same vein as Germany, Holland and Spain they're more than capable of making an impact on the competition.
"They have this competitive instinct and even if they aren't talked about much with respect to this competition, they are more than able to achieve their goals and win it."