Who is in the England squad? Manchester United's players are all smiles during training as they prepare for Saturday's match against Brighton, fresh from securing a 1-0 win against Tottenham. It was the third game in a row that they had recovered from a losing position to equalise and then ultimately triumph. Who will make it out? Croatia returned with far more purpose after the break. Talking point Belgium made two changes to the starting line-up that faced France in the semi-final, whereas England changed five of their team from the team that started against Croatia. England inevitably eased off with the game and that place in the last 16 no longer in doubt, and of course greater tests lie ahead. England are still one of the favourites to win the.
How far can England go? Despite the long odds, England fans should not underestimate the minnow nation, who could pose a tricky threat in the early stages of the tournament. Group Stage: First Game — England got their World Cup campaign to the best possible start by beating Tunisia 2-1 in Volgograd courtesy of a brace, the second of which came in second-half stoppage time. The tournament runs from Thursday, June 14 — Sunday, July 15. Meunier almost scores a wondergoal with a volley before Eden Hazard adds a second on another break. Pressure: Southgate has got England going in the right direction, but he will be under pressure in Russia Getty Images The Players Stars Tottenham Hotspur striker rescued the side on a number of occasions with crucial goals and was appointed captain in October 2017.
That's why our new email newsletter will deliver a mobile-friendly snapshot of inews. Kane was top scorer in the qualifiers, while has struggled to repeat his Leicester form of two years ago, and all-time top scorer Wayne Rooney is no longer available. What can be said with confidence is that this has been an impressive, vibrant opening to their World Cup campaign by England, and while it is early days and the serious business will start in the knockout phase, Southgate and his squad will not have seen anything they should fear. England endured a disastrous 2014 World Cup in Brazil and finished bottom of their group Hodgson's side will travel to Hampden Park for the return game on 10 June 2017 and can expect a hostile atmosphere given that their hosts, who are currently ranked 29th in the world, will be hopeful that they can qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1998. Premier League fans may recognise Wahbi Khazri, who had a spell at Sunderland two seasons ago. However, they did score their first World Cup goal through Baloy to spark great celebrations from their supporters, who can at least return home with that treasured memory.
World Cup 2018 England fixtures: When is England's first game? Stadium: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod Group Stage: Third Game — Both sides made a combined 17 changes before this game but it was Belgium who ultimately prevailed 1-0, condemning England to their first defeat for over a year. England switched off a number of times before they were punished by Ivan Perisic who attacked a cross, while Kyle Walker stood still. The equaliser stunned England, who lost their main attacking outlet when Sterling was replaced by Marcus Rashford. Missing All-time leading scorer Wayne Rooney announced his retirement from international football in August 2017. Costa Rica ended up winning that group and then beat Greece on penalties in the round of 16 before suffering on spot-kicks to Holland in the quarter-finals. Jun 2017 An injury-time equaliser from earns a 2-2 draw with Scotland at Hampden Park. Perisic volleys Croatia level with a fine finish! Hazard slots past Pickford to put Belgium further ahead and surely seal third place! But Harry Kane, who is keen to score to seal his position as Golden Boot winner, is not fully fit and Belgium again hit on the break.
. After Tunisia, England faces a minnow nation that should pose no problem for them, in Panama, on June 24 at 1pm. Lato went on to win the Golden Boot at that tournament. They met Tunisia in their first group game in France in 1998 — the only time these two nations have faced each other — and registered a 2-0 victory. Kane completed his treble with a fortunate deflection from Ruben Loftus-Cheek's shot after the break, before Panama's noisy supporters were able to celebrate their first goal at a World Cup through Felipe Baloy. But poor finishing and uncertain defending allowed Tunisia back into the contest via a debatable penalty. How They Qualified England qualified automatically for the 2019 tournament.
The other three sides are and , and. Date and time: Thursday 28 June, 7pm kick-off Stadium: Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad Round of 16 — England won the contest on penalties, banishing some historical demons and booking a place in the quarter-finals against Sweden. Lingard added the third in the 36th minute with a brilliant curling effort from 25 yards and, as Panama crumbled, Stones crowned a slick set-piece routine by heading his second and Kane made it 5-0 before half-time with another penalty after he was wrestled to the ground. It was plain sailing from then on. Manchester United's players are all smiles during training as they prepare for Saturday's ma.
But this was the sort of commanding performance that will do wonders for confidence as the World Cup reaches the knockout stage. So far, so good though - and England can get back to work at their training base on the Gulf of Finland with last-16 qualification assured before their most hazardous group game and with confidence and national expectations soaring. In the second half Belgium tire and England enjoy more possession and create more chances, notably for Eric Dier, whose shot is cleared off the line by Toby Alderweireld. The Three Lions will be overwhelming favourites to pick up the win which will hopefully set up a clash with Belgium which should decide who tops the group. Januzaj gives the lead with a fantastic curling finish! I found out a few weeks ago when I met Gareth Southgate. Harry Maguire's first goal of 2018… He chose his moment well! Two more friendlies followed on the 2nd and 7th of June against , and.
The opening stage of the competition sees 20 teams attempt to battle their way out of four Pools - A, B, C and D. As in 2015, England have been drawn in the so-called 'Group of Death', with three teams more than capable of progressing, which means one of the 'big fish' will fall early. Raheem Sterling twice had excellent chances to extend the lead before half-time, but was denied by an excellent save from Robin Olsen England extended their lead after the break through Alli and Sweden were denied a route back into the game by a series of outstanding saves by Jordan Pickford, from Viktor Claesson and Marcus Berg twice. Their pressing was more intense, their passing crisper. But Kane was left alone in second-half stoppage time to head the winning goal. England should have gone further ahead but Harry Kane was adjudged offside when shooting first at the keeper and then against a post and then Jesse Lingard, set up cleverly by Dele Alli, shot meekly wide. However, we can still expect the usual surge of optimism from England fans as the tournament draws closer and expectations run wild.
As Panama were totally dismantled, the failing was addressed and then some as a place in the last-16 stage was secured in quick-fire fashion. England have learned the opposition that stands between them and a place at the 2018 World Cup after Saturday's qualifying group stage draw in St Petersburg. A familar scenario for England but an unexpected outcome as Dier held his nerve after misses by Jordan Henderson, Mateus Uribe and Carlos Bacca, striking the decisive penalty to send the Colombians out. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages. Both nations have been guilty of under-performing at major tournaments in recent times but came through qualifying unbeaten. Kane scored a hat-trick against Panama Getty Images We know our two qualifiers from Group G, but who will finish top? Three days later, they recover from conceding an early goal to beat Slovakia 2-1. When they get it right, England have the firepower to trouble any team, with captain Kane a spearhead approaching world class.