England arrive! Three Lions rock up at Repino hotel for World Cup


England arrive! Three Lions rock up at Repino hotel for World Cup

Captain Harry Kane and co. will be based in Repino to put the finishing touches to their World Cup preparations before trekking the 1,700km to Volgograd, one of Russia's most historic cities, on the banks of the River Volga.

The 24-year-old Tottenham striker hopes that an inexperienced squad will be motivated by the biggest stage, on which the national team has repeatedly disappointed since lifting the trophy in 1966.

Allardyce was targeted in a Daily Telegraph investigation into alleged corruption in English football and the departure was announced following crisis talks involving Football Association chairman Greg Clarke and chief executive Martin Glenn.

"It's not something we've had to deal with really - we all get on very well and have come through the ranks together", said Kane.

Ciaran Martin, chief executive of the NCSC, has described Russian Federation as "our most capable hostile adversary in cyberspace", adding that "tackling them is a major priority for the National Cyber Security Centre and our United States allies". "It's the one competition everybody dreams of winning", he said.

If England finish second in Group G, they will face the victor of Group H which, according to world rankings, should be POLAND, although Colombia, Senegal and Japan are other potential opponents at this stage.

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

England's previous appearance at a major tournament - Euro 2016 - ended in despair when they were knocked out of the last-16 by unfancied Iceland.

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"I'm confident it won't happen - I won't say 100 per cent because you never know in football - but in this team we wear our heart on our sleeve".

"We're proud to be here, we will work hard, be energetic".

'Everybody is looking forward to getting to the first game'.

"We have a lot of attacking flair that can do some damage".

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Chelsea star Hazard claimed earlier this week that the Red Devils" so-called "Golden Generation' will mean little if the team can not win a major trophy, and his brother, who now plays for Borussia Monchengladbach, agrees that the players have the ability to lift the trophy.

We've counted down the weeks and now only days remain before England take to the field at the 2018 World Cup.



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