Brazil still to gel ahead of World Cup, says Pele

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But Southgate's desire to play with two attacking options in central midfield - roles filled by Jesse Lingard and Dele Alli in the weekend win over Nigeria - means either Henderson or Dier may miss out on a starting berth.

Jamie Vardy and Jack Butland are set to be handed opportunities to push their cases for inclusion in England's World Cup line-up when Gareth Southgate's team face Costa Rica tomorrow. "When the gaffer told me, I was just really pleased for Harry and he is a fantastic player".

Rose, who suffered personal racial abuse when he played for England's under-21s in Serbia in 2012, added: "I'm fine with whatever may or may not happen, and I like to think I'll be able to deal with it in the right way".

"I'm not anxious for myself", Rose said. I've been training with top quality players so it's been enjoyable.

"Of course there is scrutiny, but we don't want to be involved in matches where there is no possibility of achieving history".

It was claimed that Kane's official weight was 98 kgs ahead of his first ever World Cup, with only Panama's Roman Torres coming in heavier than the Spurs front man at 99 kgs. "I don't want to be worrying for my family's safety when I'm trying to prepare for games".

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But the dogged Romanian scrapped hard to turn the contest on its head to win 6-7 (2-7) 6-3 6-2 to advance to the final four. The signs were ominous when the five-times Grand Slam champion coughed up three nervy double-faults in the opening game.


"My dad's really upset", Rose said.

The Three Lions full-back was critical of Federation Internationale de Football Association and its disciplinary process when tackling racism, saying: "I have no faith in the justice system so I don't let anything affect me". I could hear it in his voice.

Much has been made of the youthful squad who will represent the Three Lions in Russian Federation, which is the youngest England party to travel to a World Cup since Chile in 1962. "That was emotional, hearing that".

"I wasn't aware of the conversation Danny had with his family, but everything else he talked to us about", he said.

The "fact" that Kane, who was listed as 188cm tall, appeared to be a whopping 18kgs heavier than Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo didn't make a lot of sense in the minds of supporters.

"He is part of our team and part of our family for the next few months, so we intend to protect our players".

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