Sunday 9 December 2018

England’s World Cup diary – Day 13

All the lowdown from Russia as England’s Group G decider with Belgium closes in.

Danny Rose (right) used to have Tottenham team-mate and England captain Harry Kane (left) as a “bad neighbour”. (Owen Humphreys/PA Images)
Danny Rose (right) used to have Tottenham team-mate and England captain Harry Kane (left) as a “bad neighbour”. (Owen Humphreys/PA Images)

By Press Association Sport staff

Harry Kane could yet fire England to World Cup glory in Russia – but Danny Rose is still waiting for him to put the kettle on.

Kane’s hat-trick which helped sink Panama 6-1 on Sunday has seen the Tottenham forward top the Golden Boot standings.

There is, of course, still a long way to go before anyone can think of toasting the success of Gareth Southgate’s young squad on July 15 – and defender Rose accepts that long-overdue brew is not likely to come any time soon.

“We used to live on the same street. I was there first and I think it’s only right if I was there first that I should be asked around for a cup of tea, seeing as I’m a northerner,” joked Doncaster-born Rose, who joined Spurs from Leeds in July 2007.

“Not once did he ever ask me around for a cup of tea, so I’d say Harry is a bad neighbour!”

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, Rose added: “We got off on a bad foot and I’ve had to move to a different area now so I am away from him!”

Picture of the day

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Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is all smiles at England’s Repino Cronwell Park base. (Owen Humphreys/PA Images)

Quote of the day

We're ready for them and we're ready to win the game. We want to finish top of the group. Jordan Pickford

The England goalkeeper was in bullish mood as the squad turned their attention towards the showdown with Group G rivals Belgium in Kaliningrad.

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What’s on tomorrow?

The England players will have a training session in Repino, which is open for the first 15 minutes, before travelling to Kaliningrad where manager Gareth Southgate and a player will hold a media conference at 16:45 (BST).

Three Lions Throwback

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On this day in 1990, England beat Belgium in the last minute of extra-time with a goal from David Platt to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Italy. (Peter Robinson/EMPICS Sport)

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