Captain Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia


It's not long before England kick off against Tunisia in the first game of their World Cup campaign.

John Stones and Jesse Lingard were among those to miss the target in the first half while BBC pundit Alan Shearer thought England should have had a penalty of their own for a foul on Harry Kane.

"I said before I was so excited to be at a World Cup and it is about proving a point".

Yes, they scored a late goal and you can say "a win is a win" but that's a problem because I believe in performances when you are playing against a lesser team.

After Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo hit a hat trick to earn his side a draw against Spain in their opening game, Kane said he wanted to emulate the achievements of both Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The challenge is there. When he's with you, you just feed off him. It gives me confidence doing that and I want to do that in the games ahead. The next stage was to do that at a world tournament and that's how you really establish yourself as a leading world player. The former Republic of Ireland winger, who played at the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2012, said on RTE's coverage on Monday that the English players need "get over" the boredom.

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But do you remember the names of the men that could be lifting the World Cup for England on 15 July?

Players still had to cover themselves with bug spray before the game and at halftime, but that seemed to have little effect.

In the end, it all worked about as well as the first time Corden tried to help train David Beckham's England team seven years ago. "We have not done well in recent years, so there is not much else that could go wrong". As a striker, you never know when the next chance is going to come.

Those who stayed at home downed tools early to get a good viewing spot for the game on BBC One, which saw Ferjani Sassi equalise from the spot for Tunisia after a foul by Kyle Walker.