England's Group G opener against Tunisia in Volgograd is now less than a week away, with anticipation and excitement sure to go up another notch when the team lands in Russian Federation just two days before the World Cup starts.
"We ask people to pay a lot of money to watch football".
"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.
"I think everyone knows how tight-knit a group we are".
The course is actually only a three-hole course, so the mathematicians among the England squad will realise they'll need to play the loop six times.
"But we are seeing that this is a team who is enjoying each other's company, getting on well and are very proud to represent their nation".
Despite England taking the lead from the penalty spot through Wayne Rooney, Iceland still went on to win 2-1 to progress into the quarter-finals at the expense of a star-studded English side.
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According to the same story, Juventus are keen on adding Ronaldo to their squad and have good ties with Real Madrid . But then, the Real Madrid star saw a young fan in a Ronaldo jersey approach the bus.
He said: "I've talked before about there being a disconnect between the supporters and the team - and I've felt that there's different ways to bridge that".
England national team captain, Harry Kane, believes that their team can achieve the World Cup title in Russian Federation and win their first title since the 1966 World Cup.
England continued preparations for their own adventure by holding an internal match at St George's Park yesterday lunchtime. "The most important is the way you play, and your performances and your results".
"The Under-17's World Cup win, in particular, came at a moment where the profile of our young players was really high".
Southgate prefers a more measured view, focusing on the way the Three Lions go about their work rather than predicting the final outcome.
"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".
Welcome to the 2018 World Cup.