FA chairman Greg Dyke believes England are capable of winning Euro 2016 and has backed Roy Hodgson to earn a new contract and extend his four-year stay as manager.
England have been drawn to face Iceland in the round of 16 and could potentially face France then Germany, Spain or Italy en route to the final in Paris on July 10.
Dyke claimed last week that England’s performance in the European Championship would be the deciding factor in whether Hodgson’s contract, which runs until the end of this tournament, will be renewed.
And in an interview with Sky Sports he has backed Hodgson and England to meet expectations.
He said: “Our position is straightforward. Roy had a contract and when the tournament is over a decision will be made.
“Now I think Roy is doing a great job, we’re very supportive of him and I personally have always been very supportive of him.
“I think he’s a really good bloke and I believe we will go on and do really well in this tournament and he will get a new contract.
“I think we can win the tournament. I think we have played quite well. What we need to do is start meeting some teams that are a bit more attacking as that gives us some room.”