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England expects – Gareth Southgate names starting 11

10 months ago
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It is all about England tonight.

No conflict in wanting both Newcastle and England to do well!

They finally get their World Cup campaign underway when they take on Tunisia in Volgograd, with a 7pm kick-off.

Belgium scored three second-half goals to eventually overcome Panama in the group game earlier today.

A win for England over Tunisia would surely all but put them through, as it would then leave them only having to beat Panama to make absolutely sure of going through (apart from a freakish set of results).

Tunisia are no mugs though and are ranked 21st in the world, compared to England in joint 12th with Denmark.

Tunisia came through in their qualifying group only a point ahead of Chancel Mbemba and DR Congo, Libya and Guinea making up that group.

Gareth Southgate has named his team and England line up:

Pickford

Walker

Stones

Maguire

Henderson

Trippier

Lingard

Alli

Young

Kane

Sterling

Subs:

Rose, Dier, Vardy, Butland, Welbeck, Cahill, Jones, Delph, Rashford, Loftus-Cheek, Alexander-Arnold, Pope

Gareth Southgate:

“We have been working on a system of play we think suits the players we have available and the style of play we want to implement.

“Everyone at home wants England to win but they want to see them play well and enjoy their football and that’s what I want as a coach.”

Mark Lawrenson prediction:

“This is a banana skin for England but I don’t foresee any slip-ups for Gareth Southgate’s side.

“Prediction: England 2 Tunisia 0.”

England v Tunisia Match Betting:

England 4/9Draw 7/2Tunisia win 17/2

Kane to score first goal 11/5England win 2-1 9/1Kane to score in 1-0 win 10/1

All England v Tunisia betting HERE

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