Lingard confident of 'fearless' England showing at World Cup

Dean Simpson
July 9, 2018

England worldwide, Danny Rose, says the Three Lions are better prepared for the World Cup, thanks to their embarrassment at the hands of Iceland at Euro 2016.

"I said to all of the team before the game "I expect to see mistakes tonight and if I don't there'd probably be a problem because we won't be trying to be as good as we might".

"The guys who aren't in the team are prepared and have trained well".

Delph appears to have a close relationship with Southgate, despite only making his first England appearance under him earlier this month.

England starts their World Cup campaign against Tunisia on Monday with a formation Southgate believes will play to their strengths of pace and attacking flair. "They're clear on how we want to play, they're clear on the opposition".


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England's support staff are ready to provide the player a plane to get home as soon as he gets word of an impending birth and then jet him back to Russian Federation to rejoin the squad. I think we have a good opportunity because of the lack of expectation on the team.

The only other teams to ever win the World Cup are Uruguay and Argentina with two each, and England, France, and Spain with their respective single titles.

"I'd love to see Boston build our first open-air stadium since Fenway Park", Walsh said.

Germany are looking to secure back-to-back World Cup titles for the first time in the nation's history.


Delph said that he would have no hesitation in making the trip, even if he knew that he was due to start a game. I am waiting for a text from her to say come back home but so far she's been fine.

England, who are on a 10-game unbeaten run, will also take on Belgium and Panama in Group G.

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Lingard believes the mentality Gareth has installed in the squad will help them go far in Russian Federation but has called for his teammates to take things one step at a time. To be part of the World Cup will be incredible as it's one of the biggest sporting events in the world.


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