People Are Actually Tracking England's Flight Heading To Russia


Some teams arrive at the World Cup in a state of wonder and bliss-they're just happy to be there.

Gareth Southgate's 23-man England squad are heading to the World Cup this afternoon, so to get in the spirit of things, fans are tracking their flight to Russian Federation via an online tracker.

Rashford sat out on the advice of England's medical staff after sustaining what manager Gareth Southgate described on Tuesday as a "slight knock" during the squad's final training session at St George's Park, but the problem is not expected to affect his availability for Monday's opening World Cup match against Tunisia in Volgograd.

Kane, who says his mum cried when he was handed the captaincy by Southgate, does not expect a repeat of the woeful Euro 2016 campaign which saw them beaten by minnows Iceland in the last 16 and cost then manager Roy Hodgson his job.

The former Crystal Palace and Everton boss feels he should still be in charge of England and, in a BBC documentary to be aired on Sunday, said: "Jealous is what I feel".

"He has taught me so much about the game: just managing the game, understanding the game, and knowing the players around you really". We ask people to pay a lot of money to watch football.

"But I'm a team player". Sometimes going into a big tournament is about not losing and being passive but, for us, it's about playing attacking football.

Who could England face on their way to a World Cup triumph? Constantly trying to improve, playing in a style that we've used in the a year ago or so and that people have warmed to. At Manchester City, he is so focused on success, and I know he would have the same attitude with England.

"If we do all of those things, play with a smile on our faces and enjoy our football, I think we will get results".

"We hope we can send people to work the following day having enjoyed those matches", he said. I know what those tournament experiences can be like and we desperately want to bring that.