England boss Gareth Southgate raring to go

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England's players will fly into Saint Petersburg Airport, with the flight taking around three hours.

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.

"We can't wait to get out there and get started".

Southgate was speaking as he waved off Martin Atkinson from St George's Park ahead of the Premier League referee's charity bike ride to Russian Federation.

England are in Group G with much-fancied Belgium, Panama and Tunisia. We know everything else comes on the back of that. It's fantastic they are raising money for really good causes.

England wrapped up their St George's Park camp preparations by staging an internal match on the Sir Bobby Charlton Pitch.

The 23 squad members were joined by stand-by midfielder Jake Livermore in a game held on the Sir Bobby Charlton Pitch, where referee Anthony Taylor oversaw proceedings.

One of Gareth Southgate's goals as England manager, other than instil a style of play and give the team an identity, appears to be to improve the squad's relationship with the media.

England have warmed up with wins over Nigeria and Costa Rica, with many pundits praising the effective - and sometimes stylish - football on show.

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". You've got your minutes.

From the middle of June to the middle of July, 32 of the world's best footballing nations will be competing with each other in a bid to lift the ultimate sporting prize: the World Cup trophy.

"But a couple of them went flying into tackles and you're thinking "bloody hell", and you're just jumping out the way of things".

Underscoring the importance of the tournament, Kane said that there are many big tournaments like Champions League and Premier League, but nothing is bigger than the World Cup for him.

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