FIFA World Cup 2018: England in high spirits as they begin their first training session in Russia

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The Three Lions look relaxed in their first training session as they were the recipients of a traditional Russian welcome by the hosts of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Before their first game against Tunisia at the World Cup, the England squad trained in front of around 400 people in Zelenogorsk, outside St. Petersburg.

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Differing from the tactics of his predecessors, the England coach Gareth Southgate allowed the squad to come out to English rock band Stone Roses’s music. At the end of the session, the squad happily posed for photographs with the locals and signed autographs. However, Marcus Rashford was nowhere to be seen. The 20 year old, Manchester United forward was allowed to rest as a precautionary measure because of a knee-injury issue.

Watch the video of their training session below: 

 

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