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Kiefer Sutherland tells 5 News: I’m backing England at the World Cup

The star of 24 was born in London, where the latest series of the programme is set.

Kiefer Sutherland tells 5 News: I’m backing England at the World Cup

By Jack Leather

The star of 24 Kiefer Sutherland has told 5 News that he is backing England at the World Cup.

Not many people have given the Three Lions much hope of being a success in Brazil, but maybe they stand a chance with the backing of heroic agent Jack Bauer - who has saved the world many times.

Sutherland told us: “The football that I watch is the World Cup and I’ll always go for England.”

After a four year absence, Sutherland and the team are returning for a 12-episode series of the iconic 24, this time set in London.

“That character has been such a great gift for me," he said.

"The opportunity to be able to step back into those shoes has been fantastic.”