England aim for World Cup quarter-finals

England aim for World Cup quarter-finals

Southgate's squad fly to Russian Federation on Tuesday and play Tunisia in their first group game on Monday, 18 June. "The most important is the way you play, and your performances and your results".

"We're pleased with how preparation has gone up until now, we fly out tomorrow so it'll be good to get on with it now", said Southgate.

ENGLAND boss Gareth Southgate says he is ready to get his team's World Cup campaign under way.

"We are seeing a team that is enjoying each other's company, getting on well, is very proud to represent the nation".

England will be staying at the ForRest Mix Club in Repino, 19 miles from St Petersburg, with their training base a few miles away in the village of Zelenogorsk.

The Tottenham forward believes the squad can build on a positive atmosphere within the camp.

"It's going to be hard, but it's possible we'll become world champions, we have the players and the coaching staff for it, some of us play in the best clubs in the world and are in the top of the league", he told t-online.

And they have chosen a song by Glasgow-born Lonnie Donegan for the dubious honour, with the track known as World Cup Willie.

In contrast to a number of FA staff, the players have been allowed to take their usual phones and other personal devices but security experts have installed extra software that will be removed when they return to England. However, the young striker may yet be forced to miss the Three Lions' opening game against the Eagles of Carthage.

Such potential flash points led to Tottenham defender Danny Rose asking his family to remain behind at home amid fears of racist abuse.

"The RAF and RAF Football Association send their best wishes to the England team for a successful summer".

Here we give you every necessary detail about the games, each of which will be broadcast live on talkSPORT.

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