The Red Arrows wish England luck ahead of World Cup

  • The Red Arrows wish England luck ahead of World Cup

The Red Arrows wish England luck ahead of World Cup

The England team have left their base at St. Georges Park in Burton upon Trent to board the plane for the World Cup in Russian Federation.

England will make their way from St George's Park to Birmingham Airport this afternoon, when they will fly to
St Petersburg and go to their forRestMix Club base in nearby Repino.

Gareth Southgate and the England squad jet out to Russian Federation this week but received their own flying visit at St George's Park on Sunday.

"We hope we can send people to work the following day having enjoyed those matches", he said.

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.

They do so in good spirits, with inter-camp harmony at a peak, no injuries to speak of and a pair of quietly encouraging friendly wins over Nigeria and Costa Rica to reflect on.

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"What we want is, and I'm not going to give you a stage in the tournament. but, I'm going to give it away slightly, we haven't won a knockout game since 2006", the FA's chief executive Martin Glenn told the Daily Telegraph. You've got your minutes.

"The past can help us and inform us but it shouldn't shape us and we've got to be our own team".

"We played a behind-closed-doors game in France [at the 1998 World Cup] with Glenn [Hoddle] against local opposition, which I thought worked quite well".

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