Southgate tells England players his secret starting team


"I'd love to see Boston build our first open-air stadium since Fenway Park", Walsh said.

Jordan Pickford, who is likely to get the nod in goal, has kept clean sheets in two of his three worldwide caps, and against a Tunisia side likely to play with little attacking intent, I think he can add another.

England manager Gareth Southgate said he never expected to lead his country into a World Cup, but is now excited by the prospect of doing it in Russian Federation.

"As long as your mindset is clear, you know what you need to do, you understand the game plan and what your role is, you're pretty clear in what you need to do". "They are important attributes we do discuss as a team".

"We've got some of the best coaches in the world working in our league so there are some fascinating ideas", Southgate told the FA's website.

England's first day at their specially rebuilt training complex saw them welcomed with traditional gifts of decorative korovai bread and samovar tea - with Kane on hand to accept alongside manager Gareth Southgate. "Which probably tells you something about my ability as a player!"

England did their first fully-closed training session at Spartak Zelenogorsk on Saturday morning, when Southgate focused on tweaking the side for Monday's match against the North Africans. My granddad was a marine.

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England play Tunisia in a group G match Monday June 18.

"But my focus can't be that I'm a tourist and I'm chuffed to be here, and I will for sure enjoy the experience because I know too many things I did in the past I didn't take in". To be part of the World Cup will be incredible as it's one of the biggest sporting events in the world.

The Volgograd Arena stands on one of the major battlefields of the war - two million people died in the battle named after the city's former title of Stalingrad.

"Obviously the players at Manchester City, the influence on us, you can see the changes some of the players have made this season, he's helped us improve".

"I mean the goal was world-class, really, but he's teasing defenders by the touchline and his performance wasn't ideal, but he was enjoying his football and that was great to see".

"It depends what the expectation is, as to whether that's matching what's been there in the past".

Leicester City's Harry Maguire could start on the left of a trio of central defenders with John Stones in the middle and Kyle Walker on the right.