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Gareth Southgate has been given the target of taking England to the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Russian Federation by the Football Association. BBC say 4%, but should it be higher? I've got 11 or 12 who are going to be hard to leave out, that's what I said to the players.

Playing with a freedom all too uncommon at Manchester United this term, the 20-year-old scored an outstanding opener in a man-of-the-match display against Costa Rica.

On Thursday morning the Duke of Cambridge visited Team England's World Cup training camp to meet the squad and wish them good luck ahead of the World Cup in Russian Federation next week.

"We've had a positive three weeks in camp in our preparations and I don't think we could have had it any better", he added.

It looked like another plodding friendly between England and Costa Rica as the Three Lions get their final outing before heading off to Russian Federation.

"Obviously, Delph as an eight is a different type of player to Dele (Alli) as an eight but very effective tonight and we'll have different moments in games where we need those different types of players".

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His worldwide team-mate Umtiti - who signed a five-year deal with Barca on Monday - said Griezmann would be a welcome recruit at Camp Nou.

"I don't see why it should be overly mental".

He picked the ball up 25 yards from goal and unleashed an unstoppable, angled drive which left serial Champions League victor Navas flapping at thin air. The Three Lions play their Group G rivals in Volograd on Monday 18 June and, several displays in Thursday's 2-0 win over Costa Rica have given the manager food for thought.

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Treated as a scapegoat during a series of poor England performances before a humiliating exit to Iceland in the last 16 of Euro 2016, Sterling dubbed himself "The Hated One" on Instagram during the tournament.

"We've already been through a little bit of adversity together in certain areas, and I think that's brought them close".

While Ruben Loftus-Cheek offered a reminder of his strength on the ball and Henderson delivered good service for the strikers with well-weighted balls from midfield, it was Rashford who made the strongest impression - and not only for his brilliant goal.

England had won the World Cup in 1966 on home soil, beating bitter rivals Germany 4-2 in the final, courtesy a hat-trick by Geoff Hurst and a controversial third goal awarded to the hosts by Swiss referee Gottfried Dienst.


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