England head into the upcoming Euro 2016 championships in France cautious but optimistic. In the two years since their humiliating World Cup group stage exit, Roy Hodgson has led the Three Lions to an impressive 100% record in qualifying for the Euros, while notching up wins over reigning World Cup champions Germany and hosts France.
Such recent success has been built on the exciting attacking young English talent that has developed over the last couple of years, in the form of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Marcus Rashford, as well as surprise improvements in form from the likes of Leicester City's Jamie Vardy.
While concerns remain over England's less than sturdy defence, there is real optimism that the relatively unproblematic group stage of Russia, Wales and Slovakia – coupled with the new tournament structure – means that the Three Lions have a real chance of progressing far in the tournament.
But just how well can England do in France? In this video, IBTimes UK sports writers assess the England squad and give their verdict.