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The Red Arrows wish England luck ahead of World Cup

The Red Arrows wish England luck ahead of World Cup

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 ask people to pay a lot of money to watch football".

"But I think there was a shift [in public opinion] in November when we brought in some of the younger players".

England's players were wished good luck by their partners on social media as they started their trip to Russian Federation.

"We all get on very well and have come through the ranks together".

If England are able to find a way past the 2014 World Cup winners, Euro 2016 champions PORTUGAL would be next on the menu, if results were to go according to world rankings.

Fran Jones, Head of Partnerships, Tottenham Hotspur, said: "As a Club, we are privileged to have millions of supporters across the world who travel far and wide to support the team".

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Kane was also quick to point out that the current crop of England stars regarded the World Cup as the pinnacle of football and that is the one competition that he and his teammates are dreaming of getting their hands on. When we went a goal behind against Iceland, we didn't know what to do.

"What people have seen is the way we want to play - and we definitely want to be an intelligent team in terms of tactical approach and dealing with different stakes and stages in games".

Captain Harry Kane set the tone with a confident assessment of the team's chances and others have followed suit.

We've selected players who can use the ball and the level of training is incredibly high at the moment, I have to say.

"So, there's a balance of how much you think you need physically, and how much mentally the players, do they want another game?"

Screening every day from the World Cup, the show will give viewers unprecedented access from inside the team base camp.