It's all fun and games for England's Kane, Rashford and Lingard

It's all fun and games for England's Kane, Rashford and Lingard

But the former England defender played down the news ahead of his team's round of 16 match against Colombia on Tuesday, insisting: "I'm no David Beckham".

He made his last England appearance in November 2016, since when the team have been transformed under the leadership of Gareth Southgate.

Speaking in the press conference after the game, Martinez heaped praise on everything the tournament has to offer, from its infrastructure, games, teams, organization and the people of Russian Federation themselves.

John Stones was back in training with England, two days after coming off at halftime of the 1-0 loss to Belgium because of a calf problem.

Yet, with Lingard, there's an inner determination behind the jokey facade.

England might take heart too from Ospina's record. After holding a news conference at England on Sunday, he walked into another interview being staged with teammate Danny Welbeck, grabbed hold of the microphone, and started asking questions himself.

It wasn't Lingard's first strike of the World Cup.

"I think it does help that Davinson plays with him at Spurs".

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If Seehofer resigns, he added, that wouldn't automatically mean the CSU's other ministers being withdrawn from the government. She could also call a vote of no confidence, which she may win or which may trigger a new election.

The striker struggled mightily in England during loan spells at Manchester United and Chelsea but Southgate explained there were mitigating circumstances and remains a big fan.

For England, Southgate's haunted look that night is all part of a wider narrative.

Since they last won one in a major tournament (against Spain at Euro 1996), England have lost six.

"We will focus on the game and our performance and everything will fall into place from there". We'll play without fear and with that freedom.

"That hasn't always happened for us as much as for (his) club up to this point but there is no doubt he has the ability and the techniques to do that".

"For some of them, this will be one of the biggest games they'll have been involved in, but maybe not the biggest".

The 23-year-old had a wonderful chance to get on the scoresheet against Panama but saw his point-blank header brilliantly saved before John Stones finished it off. He has been training with him every day for the a year ago - and that is going to give him extra knowledge about his qualities and the way he plays.

Lingard is seen as one of the key players keeping the atmosphere in the squad light and he said that the mood among the players has been flawless. "In and around the box, he's lethal".

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