Fans celebrate as England win World Cup opener

21 June, 2018, 04:06 | Author: Ethel Goodwin
  • The fan fest zone in Volgograd will play host to a horde of travelling England fans on Monday night

It could be between him and Ronaldo to be named the World Cup's top scorer.

For those of a certain age when there were only two TV channels (BBC 2 didn't count), huge TV audiences were guaranteed for numerous most popular programmes. What pleased me is there has been a long period of work gone into the result from all the players and support team. That is the way a confident striker has to think, especially someone as good as him.

"The Euros were disappointing for me, for everyone, so it was a challenge to put that right". He has made one hell of a start.

He had to guide his header in, and it was a superb finish under intense pressure in the final minute of a World Cup game.

Regarding the performance of Harry Kane, Maaloul considered the Tottenham Hotspur forward one of the best attackers in the Premier League. England then repeatedly knocked on the door but could not break through. "The players have to show what they can do but I am convinced that we can do it", said Neuer at the German team hotel. "We kept going. We spoke a lot about togetherness and we've got a great bond together", Kane said. Harry Kane will have a tougher time winning the golden boot if England doesn't go far.

The 20-year-old's hopes of starting the match appeared to go up in smoke due to a knee complaint sustained following his man-of-the-match display in the friendly send-off win against Costa Rica.

After Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo hit a hat trick to earn his side a draw against Spain in their opening game, Kane said he wanted to emulate the achievements of both Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Hopefully Monday's victory will put an end to people talking about what happened there.




England striker Marcos Rashford praised captain Harry Kane when he spoke to the press on Tuesday in the wake of England's 2-1 win against Tunisia on Monday night. He has justified Gareth's decision already, not that he had to as far as I am concerned.

"What we've got to make sure is we enjoy it but we don't have comfort for the next four or five days".

"That's always an aspect but I don't think that's happening in this group", Rashford said.

Rashford was the first player Southgate turned to help change the game with Tunisia digging deep at the Volgograd Arena.

I worked hard to get where I am. As for my shirt, I wanted to keep it, that's all: a first goal at a tournament, my first World Cup goals, the team's first win, my first World Cup.

"It's been a odd but very exciting time over the last few years and something that I'm ever so proud of", Maguire said on the eve of the tournament. Even so, only a few decorations can be seen outside pubs such as strings of little flags and signboards.

Alan Shearer was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan in Moscow.

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