Kane expects 'brave' and 'aggressive' England in Russian Federation

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That's what we are trying to instil into the team.

Sam Allardyce has insisted it should be him and not Gareth Southgate leading England at the World Cup.

The 24-year-old was in scintillating form for the Lilywhites last season, chalking up 41 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions, firmly cementing his reputation as one of the continent's most feared front-men. That is number 1, first and foremost.

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"I don't think the players would want that because they have worked all their lives to play at a World Cup".

England are basing themselves near St Petersburg during the World Cup, which starts later this week, and the golfers among Southgate's squad will get the chance to play The Golf Club Dunes, which charges £33 for 18 holes.

Kane shakes hands with Gareth Southgate after being substituted in the friendly against Nigeria.

Gareth Southgate and the England squad jet out to Russian Federation this week but received their own flying visit at St George's Park on Sunday.

England touched down in Russian Federation on Tuesday and upon their arrival, Southgate revealed that the 20-year-old had an issue with his knee and is now being assessed by the Three Lions medical staff.

Ashley Young says England's "unbelievable" team spirit, togetherness and winning mentality is better than anything he has seen before with the national team. My mates used to buy Real Madrid or Barcelona shirts when we were on holiday in Spain but I was always England.

It is, perhaps, what makes him the ideal candidate to lead the country in Russian Federation and beyond.