Kane expects 'brave' and 'aggressive' England in Russian Federation

Posted June 13, 2018

The Three Lions leave for Russian Federation tomorrow before next Monday's Group G opener against Tunisia in Volgograd.

"The aim is to be aggressive and fearless".

"We hope we can send people to work the following day having enjoyed our matches, I know what those tournament experiences can be like and we desperately want to bring that", said Southgate, whose side have warmed up with wins over fellow finalists Nigeria and Costa Rica.

He added that in a big tournament like World Cup, it is more about being patient and taking on one game at a time.

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Boss Gareth Southgate is ready to get England's World Cup campaign started ahead of their departure.

England's Football Association has set manager Gareth Southgate a target of reaching the World Cup quarter-finals in Russian Federation "as a real sign of progress" even though they have not won a knockout game at the tournament for 12 years.

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

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. In the end, we want to entertain where we possibly can.

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"Sometimes going into a big tournament is about not losing and being passive".

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

Iceland will be making their first appearance at this year's FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation where they are drawn in Group D with Argentina, Nigeria and Croatia.

"But our focus as a team has to be on the bits we can control".

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There are widespread concerns surrounding racism on the eve of the World Cup, with the Russian Football Union fined £22,000 by FIFA for racist chanting in a March friendly against France in St Petersburg.