Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Harry Kane says England will be 'aggressive and brave' at World Cup

Harry Kane says England will be 'aggressive and brave' at World Cup

They will be based in Repino for the group stages, which will also see the Three Lions face Belgium and Panama in Group G this summer.

The displays in the warm-up matches have been in contrast to England's performances in recent years, which critics say have been hallmarked by disjointed and often boring football - just 40,000 fans turned up for a friendly against Norway at Wembley in 2014, and some travelling fans booed a the end of a 4-0 win in Malta last year.

A 53-year-old song written by a Scot has been promoted as England's "secret weapon" for the World Cup.

With the World Cup getting underway on Thursday, England fans can start dreaming of their road to glory at Russian Federation 2018.

England's previous appearance at a major tournament - Euro 2016 - ended in despair when they were knocked out of the last-16 by unfancied Iceland.

"I'm confident it won't happen - I won't say 100 per cent because you never know in football - but in this team we wear our heart on our sleeve. The most important is the way you play, and your performances and your results". "We have a lot of attacking flair that can do some damage".

"He's a nutter, but we knew that anyway. The ball goes in, sometimes it doesn't - like every August for me".

But Southgate insists that his players are primarily determined to entertain and ensure that England at least enjoys a feel-good factor during the tournament.

"We're proud to be here, we will work hard, be energetic".

Fran Jones, Head of Partnerships, Tottenham Hotspur, said: "As a Club, we are privileged to have millions of supporters across the world who travel far and wide to support the team".

Donegan penned the song in 1965 as the official tune to go along with the Football Association's mascot for the tournament.

Kane added "For us the key thing is to stay focused on ourselves, not to worry about the teams in the past and things like that".

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