England boss Gareth Southgate: 'I won't hesitate to use late call-ups'

Hungry Solanke showed promising signs but England miss the creativity of Beckham’s era

Hungry Solanke showed promising signs but England miss the creativity of Beckham’s era

"It was a match of overlapping, quick passes, moving around".

"It's special for me - it's a great honour to play for England at this level".

"By the way, there are a load of full-backs saying 'I've got f***ing Gareth Southgate's shirt', so I accept that works both ways. We did not give them any chances", Neymar said.

"It was his personal decision and I think it will be easier for him to flourish at PSG, whereas that was more complicated with Lionel Messi at Barcelona or would have been at Real Madrid with Cristiano Ronaldo". "They were really cold and never lost their minds".

Eric Dier will again skipper an injury-hit England side that utilises a three-man defence and the youth at its disposal, with a trio of uncapped players pushing for their debut after five made their international bow on Friday.

"They won't face a more difficult test than in the last two matches", England coach Gareth Southgate said. And we've come away with a really creditable result.

In St Petersburg, World Cup hosts Russia came from a goal down twice to draw 3-3 with Spain.

Missed Kane with Southgate
Missed Kane with Southgate

The 20-year-old has played for his nation at multiple levels, having made six appearances for England U-21s, four appearances for England U-19s, 19 appearances for England U-17s and finally two appearances for England U-16s.

"I thought the defensive back line were phenomenal", the West Ham goalkeeper told ITV Sport. "It's easy to pile the criticism on them now but I don't think that's the right course of action".

"We couldn't get hold of the ball and keep it. Tonight we just showed resilience, guts and some outstanding defending".

Marcus Rashford and Jamie Vardy are due to start up front, with Joe Hart returning to the XI. "This will help in preparations".

With Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho in a Brazil starting lineup packed with experience and quality, the match had the potential to be a torrid evening for England.

Brazil survived the sending-off of Ronaldinho to book a semi-final spot en route to a fifth world title.

Ronaldinho broke English hearts in Shizuoka as David Seaman's error sent Sven Goran Eriksson's team crashing out of the tournament.

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