World Cup: England get boost as Rashford returns to training
England have received a major boost ahead of their first FIFA World Cup 2018 match against Tunisia on Monday. Versatile forward Marcus Rashford has returned to training after having injured his knee during a session earlier this week. The Manchester United youngster took part in the team's training session on Friday. Here is more on Rashford and England ahead of their first match.
Rashford crucial for England manager Southgate
There is a sense of positivity in the England camp after Rashford's return. The player is crucial to manager Gareth Southgate's plans. However, he is likely to be benched against Tunisia but could be called upon to make an impact later on. The United striker is expected to play a key role in all of England's important matches.
What would be England's strategy against Tunisia?
Southgate will likely go ahead with a 3-5-2 formation against Tunisia. Skipper Harry Kane is expected to lead the line in attack alongside Raheem Sterling. Both Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard will add the creativity in the mid-field. England might, once again, include Kyle Walker in three-man central defense line-up. Everton's Jordan Pickford could be England's custodian.
England out to play with no fear
Manchester United's Jesse Lingard stated that the manager has instilled a winning mentality in the side. He has given them the freedom to play without fear. England have a nice blend of experience and youth in their squad. This edition, they will look to break the jinx of 2010 and 2014 campaigns. England would like to start this term with an emphatic win.
When and where to watch England vs Tunisia?
Group G sides England and Tunisia play against each other on Monday, June 18 at 11:30 PM IST. The match will be telecast live on the Sony Ten network with both English and Hindi commentary. One can stream the match on Sony LIV app.