England's route to the World Cup final at Russian Federation 2018

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England will adopt an aggressive approach to their World Cup fixtures and tackle the tournament "head on" as Gareth Southgate's youthful squad hopes to make its mark in Russian Federation, captain Harry Kane has said.

Gareth Southgate and his players, along with the entire Football Association entourage, have been briefed by a team of experts from Government Communications Headquarters and warned they will be seen as soft targets unless they take stringent measures to improve their online security.

Williams said opening the event to 80,000 fans and many millions all over the world was a boyhood dream, and added: 'We'd like to invite football and music fans to party with us in Russian Federation, in the stadium, or to tune in their TVs a little earlier for an unforgettable show'.

Kane, who will captain his country at the tournament, acknowledged that England have been "passive" and have focused too much on avoiding defeat in previous tournaments.

England was eliminated from three World Cup tournaments in penalty shootout.

England begin their Group G campaign against Tunisia on Monday, before matches against Panama and Belgium.

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"We have a lot of attacking flair that can do some damage".

Southgate remains unsure of what reception England will receive in front of the Russian fans, but says protocols have been discussed and put in place in the event of racism at the World Cup. We weren't prepared for the game - and it backfired.

"I want to score in tournament football, it's something I want to change", he says. "It's the one competition everybody dreams of winning", he said.

"The Under-17's World Cup win, in particular, came at a moment where the profile of our young players was really high".

Iceland will be making their first appearance at this year's FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation where they are drawn in Group D with Argentina, Nigeria and Croatia.

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