Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

England arrive! Three Lions rock up at Repino hotel for World Cup

England arrive! Three Lions rock up at Repino hotel for World Cup

England plays in Group G alongside Tunisia, Belgium and Panama and they are set to open their participation at the tournament against Tunisia on June 18.

"I want to score in tournament football, it's something I want to change", he says.

Southgate has quietly overseen a changing of the guard with England, however, by promoting young players and overlooking the likes of Wayne Rooney, Joe Hart, Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere and he believes that England will travel to Russian Federation having already pressed the reset button with the fans.

"The past can help us and inform us but it shouldn't shape us and we've got to be our own team".

If England are able to find a way past the 2014 World Cup winners, Euro 2016 champions PORTUGAL would be next on the menu, if results were to go according to world rankings. But for us it's to play attacking football, to score, and that's important.

Harry Maguire's head, Marcus Rashford's shifty looks and Danny Welbeck's apparent bemusement at his inclusion all came under fire too.

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England manager Gareth Southgate has insisted that club rivalries will not taint his side's hopes of enjoying a successful World Cup campaign in Russian Federation. "I think everyone knows how tight-knit a group we are".

The Red Arrows have given England a flypast to wish them good luck ahead of the World Cup.

The absence of Italy, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland and Chile, who were backed by 13,000 fans during last year's Confederations Cup, has raised the prospect of some games at the World Cup being played to smaller crowds than originally anticipated.

"I think a lot has been said about staying in cliques and teams staying in teams, but I've not seen that at all here".

"We hope we can send people to work the following day having enjoyed our matches", said Southgate before departing for Russian Federation.

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