England captain Harry Kane rubbishes reports of World Cup’s demise

England arrive at their World Cup base in Russia on Tuesday

Despite the improving relations with the supporters and more optimistic mood within the country, few associated with England expect the team to win the World Cup on July 15.

The question then is just who will knock them out.

Southgate's decision, Walker said, may even open up a chance for him to refine his skills during the World Cup.

England's players were wished good luck by their partners on social media as they started their trip to Russian Federation. Here's who they can get.

How would England fare against Spain?

"We are seeing now that this is a team that is enjoying each other's company, getting on well, very proud to represent their nation, that have some talent, a real desire and determination to play for England and are determined to play in a style that people are enjoying watching". That would possibly mean a semi-final clash with SPAIN.

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Although it would be the first tournament to be hosted by three nations, the vast majority of games will be held in the US. All matches from the Quarterfinal on, including the World Cup Final, will be played in the United States.

Gareth Southgate's 23-man England squad are heading to the World Cup this afternoon, so to get in the spirit of things, fans are tracking their flight to Russian Federation via an online tracker.

Rashford is England's only injury concern ahead of the opening World Cup match against Tunisia.

Will England come up against Germany's Mesut Ozil in Russian Federation?

If England top their group and win the second round, they'll play the winners of the game between the Group E toppers and Group F runners-up - probably Brazil. Will these veterans treat their first, and likely last, World Cup like a victory lap or a springboard to greatness?

If England are able to find a way past the 2014 World Cup winners, Euro 2016 champions PORTUGAL would be next on the menu, if results were to go according to world rankings. Alternatively, Spain - if they beat Portugal to first in Group B - or Argentina, as winners of Group D, could be England's opponents, assuming Russian Federation or Denmark don't spring a surprise in the knockout phase.

Make it this far and Southgate's side might have to beat BRAZIL in the final to get their hands on the trophy.

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