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World Cup news as Royal visits England squad as team board plane

Five days remain until the opening match of the World Cup between Ecuador and Qatar. All eyes are now on the tournament. After meeting at St George’s Park Monday, the England squad will fly out to Qatar to face Iran on Monday afternoon.

After a disappointing Nations League campaign in which the Three Lions were booed at Wembley, all eyes now turn to Gareth Southgate for a turnaround in Qatar and regaining the trust of his supporters. Although the former Middlesbrough boss led England to a Euros semi-final and a World Cup final in his two previous major tournaments, some feel that the squad is strong enough to win a trophy. Anything less is a disappointing tournament.

Southgate hopes that his team can make it through Group B without any major setbacks. Prince William recently gave an insight into Southgate’s potential team selection by sharing his nation’s squad numbers on Monday. Today’s team flew to Qatar and will land in Qatar this evening. Training will begin on Wednesday morning, with an open session in Al Wakrah.

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