Sven-Goran Eriksson has confirmed he would stay on as England coach after the Euro 2004 defeat to Portugal.

The Swede’s contract with England runs until 2008 and Eriksson said he was determined to take England beyond the quarter-final stage.

“Yes, I am going to stay,” said Eriksson after the 6-5 penalty loss. “After all the fuss, yes I am staying.

“It’s the World Cup in two years and I want more than quarter-finals in big tournaments, maybe even the final.”

England’s World Cup qualifying campaign starts in September, with games against Austria and Poland followed by fixtures against Wales, Azerbaijan and Northern Ireland.