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England’s World Cup diary – Day 11

By June 23, 2018No Comments

Gareth Southgate is confident there are goals throughout his England side and that they will not be solely relying on Harry Kane to fire them to World Cup glory.

Captain Kane scored both goals in the Three Lions’ 2-1 opening win over Tunisia, with a number of good chances falling to other members of the side.

England travelled east from their Repino base to Nizhny Novgorod for Sunday’s Group G clash with Panama knowing victory will be enough to seal a place in the knockout stages.

Kane will again lead the line but Southgate feels he can call on other areas to add goals to the side.

“It is a young team and we are trying to get a forward line that are exciting in their movement and have scored goals at club level,” he said.

“In the end that will come – if they keep getting in the right areas, keep making the right runs and creating the kind of chances we did the other night then we are very confident the goals will come.”

Dele Alli is a doubt for the game after suffering a thigh injury in the Tunisia victory but he was pictured training with the squad on Saturday morning.

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An England fan at the FIFAFan Fest in Nizhny Novgorod ahead of England’s game against Panama on Sunday. (Aaron Chown/PA)

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The England midfielder is a fan of VAR – so long as it finds in favour of England.

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What’s on tomorrow?

England take on Panama at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium knowing that a second victory will be enough to secure safe passage out of Group G.

With Belgium having already beaten both other group rivals, the pair will face a shoot-out for top spot if the Three Lions are successful on Sunday.

Three Lions throwback

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Jermain Defoe scored the winner against Slovenia at the 2010 World Cup as England secured qualification to the knockout stages. (Owen Humphreys/PA)