Southgate didn't expect or want the England job

Jordan Henderson is happy to play an attacking role for England

Jordan Henderson is happy to play an attacking role for England

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

The Football Association indicates it is a precautionary measure and manager Gareth Southgate called it a "slight knock" upon England's arrival.

England's players are on their way to Russian Federation for the World Cup.

"He's silky, an intelligent footballer and people have said I?m an intelligent footballer".

Screening every day from the World Cup, the show will give viewers unprecedented access from inside the team base camp. "They're two great teams and we're excited for our campaign to start".

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"I'm really interested to see the impact on the group and whether or not the players can go to a tournament and play to their full potential".

Southgate has put an emphasis on playing the ball out from the back since his appointment and Maguire says the squad are gradually improving under the new system.

"To see the [Motherland Calls] statue and have an understanding of the history reminds you that some things are even bigger than football". We're a team, it's all about the team and everybody digs in, sticks together and the manager chooses the best team to face the opponent.

England are not among the pre-tournament favourites, and are priced by the bookies to finish second in Group G behind Belgium, but several members of the squad have been bullish about their prospects of winning the trophy.

"Older and more experienced players seem to take longer to recover".

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"Ultimately we know we'll be judged on results but we have to focus on the processes", he said.

Meanwhile, defender Kyle Walker is ready to sacrifice his preferred right-back spot and play as a centre-half at his first World Cup, the 28-year-old has said.

"You have to be courageous enough to tackle those big issues whatever arises - and I am ready to do that".

"We just got there last night", Dier said in an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live and talkSPORT. "I'm about to have my third child and I'm not going to miss it if I can help it". I hope the messages we are giving them are developing a style of play they believe in and that they are building the strength of character to withstand some of the hard moments we will definitely have to go through in a tournament.

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