England aim for World Cup quarter-finals

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"I'm always happy to be able to play with him, we do not meet so often", he added.

The organisation has also produced an online blog on the Be on the Ball: World Cup 2018 website to offer advice for travelling fans.

"It is hard to look beyond the World Cup", said Kane.

The 24-year-old is expected to start in goal for England on June 18 against Tunisia, as The Three Lions jet out to Russian Federation for this summer's World Cup.

Southgate's team, who face Belgium, Tunisia and Panama in Group G, head to the World Cup having failed to live up to expectations at recent tournaments, with the 1966 world champions last reaching the quarterfinal stage at Germany 2006.

"And I would be surprised if the majority of players did not say the World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world".

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After wins over Nigeria and Costa Rica in the warm-up games, Gareth Southgate urged his players to entertain the nation this summer.

Southgate was speaking as he waved off referee Martin Atkinson from St George's Park ahead of the Premier League referee's charity bike ride to Russian Federation. The national team have had a series of disappointments in major competitions, not winning a knock-out game for 12 years, while English club football has soared globally.

Ashley Young says England's "unbelievable" team spirit, togetherness and winning mentality is better than anything he has seen before with the national team. "I want to score in tournament football and that's what I will try and do", the England captain said. "Whenever you're in an England shirt you have an opportunity to make history".

It is, perhaps, what makes him the ideal candidate to lead the country in Russian Federation and beyond.

"I've talked before about there being a disconnect between the supporters and the team", Southgate said. "I guess it is just something that naturally comes to me".

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