Young Lionesses' superfan thinks England will win the the World Cup 'if they take inspiration' from the women

A young Lionesses superfan who captured the nation's hearts at the Euros has backed England to win the World Cup.

Tess Dolan, nine, went viral in July this year after she was filmed singing and dancing to Sweet Caroline as she celebrated The Lionesses historic 4-0 victory over Sweden.

The footy-mad youngster made such an impact she was also invited to the final, where she got to hold the trophy after she watched England beat Germany.

Now, Tess believes that England men's team will follow in their female counterparts footsteps - and lift the trophy in Qatar.

Ahead of the team's opening match against Iran on Monday, Tess said they can win the World Cup if they 'take some inspiration from the Lionesses' - but that they also 'need to be themselves.'

She said: "I think they can win if they have the correct mindset when going into a match.

"I also think they definitely can take some inspiration from the Lionesses.

"But they can't be too much like them and still need to be themselves when they play but they can try and take inspiration and try to win it."

The adorable youngster has also said she thinks the England squad will 'do very well' in their first match of the tournament against Iran.

Tess, of Knaresborough, North Yorks., said: "I think we're going to do a good performance.

"I'm not sure about the score prediction yet but I think we are going to do very well.

"We're going to win."