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World Cup 2018: England arrive in Russia for event

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World Cup 2018: England arrive in Russia for event

World Cup 2018: England squad arrive in Russia

England have arrived in Russia earlier than the World Cup, with supervisor Gareth Southgate saying he needs his group to play with aptitude and entertain the nation.

They landed at St Petersburg airport and will likely be primarily based within the close by village of Repino, in north west Russia.

England’s first sport in Group G is in opposition to Tunisia on Monday.

“We hope we are able to ship individuals to work the next day having loved our matches,” stated Southgate.

Moments after touchdown, Southgate instructed BBC Sport that Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford picked up a “slight knock” in coaching and will likely be assessed earlier than Wednesday’s open coaching session.

The event begins on Thursday when hosts Russia face Saudi Arabia at 16:00 BST.

“To steer England as a supervisor is an extremely proud second,” stated Southgate, who gained 57 caps for England and performed on the 1998 and 2002 World Cups.

“I’ll take a quick second to take it in after which put together for the matches we’ve acquired – and the duty begins from once we get to the lodge.”

Reigning champions Germany have additionally arrived, touchdown at Vnukovo airport in south west Moscow. They open their marketing campaign in opposition to Mexico on Sunday.

England additionally face Panama on 24 June and Belgium, one of many pre-tournament favourites, on 28 June.

Southgate’s aspect have warmed up with wins over Nigeria and Costa Rica, with many pundits praising the efficient – and generally fashionable – soccer on present.

Their shows have been in distinction to England’s performances lately, which critics say have been hallmarked by disjointed and infrequently boring soccer – just 40,000 fans turned up for a pleasant in opposition to Norway at Wembley in 2014, and some travelling fans booed