England's stats compared with World Cup favourites in Russian Federation

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Already, Gareth Southgate's side have more wins than they managed in Brazil in 2014, and with Kane on fire in attack, there could be more to come.

"There were a lot of decisions against us and maybe there was a bit of justice at the end. What pleased me was that we kept the control and composure", Southgate told reporters.

But do you remember the names of the men that could be lifting the World Cup for England on 15 July?

A driver pulls over and, using flawless English, offers to run all three of us to our hotel.

He is England's most in-form player and was handed the captaincy ahead of the World Cup because his place in the starting XI is without question, simply because he has a track record of producing the goods.

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Japan will need players such as Kagawa, Shinji Okazaki and Keisuke Honda to be at their best if they're to get a result here or make it out of a tricky group.

"It's a massive boost, a massive bonus, we kept going". Harry Kane's stoppage-time strike sent Three Lions fans into raptures and gave England plenty of reasons to be optimistic about qualifying for the knockout stage.

Russian media said authorities used planes in the months before the game to spray the area around the stadium, which is next to the massive Volga river, with a special substance created to kill off the bugs.

One potential concern for England could be the fitness of Deli Alli, who pulled up in the first half, but continued to play on until the 80th minute.

"Hopefully I am OK", Alli said after the game.

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