Welbeck: Southgate wants England to express themselves

Our World Cup countdown continues as we look at the 2014 quarter-finalists                                       Our World Cup countdown continues as we look at the 2014 quarter

How big of a chance to England have to win the world cup?

Rashford was not expected to be a starter for Gareth Southgate's side in their tournament opener against Tunisia a week on Monday, but his man of the match display against Costa Rica may have changed his manager's thinking.

Costa Rica were the opponents in Leeds and were beaten 2-0. There is no doubt that Southgate will play a back three, though.

However, the Three Lions could not add any more goals to their tally for the first stanza and took a 1-0 lead into the break.

It was an absolute screamer.

At home in Russia, Alex Ovechkin brings out both love and resentment
Smith-Pelly's goal came after Nosek's tally, and it allowed the Capitals to have a bit of breathing room in the game's final 6:07. Then, a tripping penalty in the center of the ice on Colin Miller led to a power play goal and the ceiling caved in from there.

Marcus Rashford in action on Thursday evening. It wasn't the first team against Nigeria and second team today. If so, it's bringing out the best in him.

Speaking after the match, Southgate told 5Live Rashford was "desperate to do well".

Over the course of last season, Mourinho opted to play Romelu Lukaku as his only striker. And it would nearly certainly mean no starting place for Raheem Sterling.

He featured in 35 Premier League games for the Red Devils, scoring and assisting a respectable seven and five goals respectively.

But it's not as straight forward as that.

Lava continues to fill Kapoho Bay
On the left is an image from Tuesday, which shows some areas already blackened by lava . Lava , fed by Fissure 8 on the lower East Rift Zone, continues to fill Kapoho Bay.

Treated as a scapegoat during a series of poor England performances before a humiliating exit to Iceland in the last 16 of Euro 2016, Sterling dubbed himself "The Hated One" on Instagram during the tournament. Rashford, meanwhile, always looks fearless on global duty and his pace, never mind the thunderous shooting ability he showed against Costa Rica, will trouble opposing defender.

Southgate, whose squad fly to Russian Federation and their World Cup training base near St Petersburg on Tuesday, got what he wanted: a full house and a slick, tidy 2-0 win over a Costa Rica side who have the pleasure of Brazil in Group E and look like the poorest of picks in any office sweepstake.

"He's still learning the game, really, which I know sounds freaky because he is now an England worldwide, but he has so few league appearances that he is incredibly raw".

"He had a hard end to the season, having to play no his own as a No9 at times".

While it might be wiser for England supporters to rein in their optimism before the World Cup actually starts, there appears to be grounds for positivity.

President Trump cracked an 'awkward' joke about Melania: 'Did she leave him?'
But first ladies are not elected and technically are still private citizens, and each one gets to tailor the job to suit her. Mrs Trump made her worldwide debut as first lady at last year's G7 summit in Italy, and went on to attend the G20 in Germany.

Costa Rica, who are in a group with Brazil, Serbia and Switzerland, barely threatened Jack Butland's goal. A key component in Liverpool's march to the Champions League final this season, he is 7/2 to start on June 18 and will push Trippier all the way.

Related News:

  • Scott Pruitt's Fancy-Pen-Buying Days Are Numbered

    Scott Pruitt's Fancy-Pen-Buying Days Are Numbered

    Pruitt, in a television interview Wednesday, didn't say whether he thought he had acted inappropriately. Pruitt's statement announcing her resignation called Hupp "a valued member of the EPA team".
    Putin says EU should lift sanctions

    Putin says EU should lift sanctions

    Putin and his aides say it is an indispensable tool to gauge public sentiment and learn about people's real problems. Yulia Skripal has said since the incident she wants to return to Russian Federation at some point in the future.
    Two things to watch in Game 3: Small ball and early screens

    Two things to watch in Game 3: Small ball and early screens

    Durant went to the University of Texas, and you could call the school "butt", since in 2017, it came in at 9th in the BIG 12. I'll wake up Friday morning, I'll be locked in on the game plan and what needs to be done to help our team win.
  • Nadal loses first French Open set for three years

    Nadal loses first French Open set for three years

    Muguruza, who is 3-1 against the No. 1-seeded Halep in her career, has never squared off with her in a Grand Slam. As a effect of this, Marin Cilic and Juan Martin del Potro's match has been moved back to Thursday.
    Putting the $17 Million Price Tag of the Mueller Investigation in Context

    Putting the $17 Million Price Tag of the Mueller Investigation in Context

    Giuliani has said that the president's legal team believes the special counsel does not have the authority to do so. Brian Schatz likened Trump to former President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal in attacking the letter.
    Prominent homebuilder, wife, grandson presumed dead in fatal Hamptons plane crash

    Prominent homebuilder, wife, grandson presumed dead in fatal Hamptons plane crash

    The cause of the crash is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. The plane has not been recovered, however, debris has been found in the surrounding areas, Mr.
  • West Ham fans have been reacting to Manuel Lanzini injury news

    West Ham fans have been reacting to Manuel Lanzini injury news

    Argentina have confirmed that River Plate midfielder Enzo Perez will take Manuel Lanzini's place in the World Cup squad. Inter Milan captain and striker Mauro Icardi is expected to be called up as Lanzini's replacement.
    Jared Leto Is Getting His Own Joker Movie

    Jared Leto Is Getting His Own Joker Movie

    This Joker standalone is now searching for a writer, and it's not clear when it would start filming. Jared Leto's version of the Joker in Suicide Squad was polarizing to say the least .
    Trump aide who mocked McCain has left White House job

    Trump aide who mocked McCain has left White House job

    Sadler's comment was then leaked to the press and took over the news cycle for multiple days. Sadler promised a public apology to Meghan McCain, but only apologized personally.
  • Facebook bug made posts by 14 million users readable by anyone

    Facebook bug made posts by 14 million users readable by anyone

    When people post to Facebook, the service suggests and audience for their posts, based on past privacy settings. The mishap comes on the tail of several privacy scandals involving the social network in recent months.
    Harvey Weinstein accused of rape in new class-action lawsuit

    Harvey Weinstein accused of rape in new class-action lawsuit

    Weinstein has denied ever engaging in nonconsensual sex, and a Weinstein lawyer said Friday he would move to dismiss the new suit. In response, Weinstein's lawyer Benjamin Brafman , said in a statement that he was not surprised by the indictment.
    Tariffs row with Canada 'family quarrel'

    Tariffs row with Canada 'family quarrel'

    Morneau has said Ottawa is buying the project from Kinder Morgan Canada in order to help the expansion overcome political risks. Canada , China and the European Union also announced they will address these actions at the World Trade Organization .


Most liked

What are the options for Britain's future relations with the EU?
But he said: "It is now essential that government makes progress on our long-term customs and other border arrangements". The current proposal would see Britain applying the EU's external tariffs for a limited period beyond December 2020.

Trump says Kim summit all about attitude, not preparation
The president asserted North Korea must denuclearize, and indicated he will not provide sanctions relief without that happening. Still Trump predicted that he'll know very quickly whether Kim is serious about dealing with US demands.

Ovechkin and Capitals overcome final hurdle to win Stanley Cup
The Washington Capitals came from behind to beat the Golden Knights 4-3, and win their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. The Washington Capitals have defeated the Vegas Golden Knights , 4-3, to win the franchise's first ever Stanley Cup.

Halep beats Muguruza at French Open to reach 4th Slam final
But it took Muguruza quite a while to get going against Halep, who managed to keep sending ball after ball back over the net. Three previous times, the other player - be it Maria Sharapova , Jelena Ostapenko or Caroline Wozniacki - won that third set.

FIFA Chief Downplays Rights Concerns Ahead Of World Cup In Russia
Denmark will be their next opponent in the group stage on June 21 in Samara, before they meet Peru in Sochi on June 27 (AEST). Members of the Iranian national soccer team arrive at Moscow's Vnukovo airport on June 5.

The new Gmail will roll out to all users next month
The company plans to make the new Gmail look available to all of its users in July , followed by a mandatory transition this fall. The newly designed Gmail has been an option for Gmail users for the past month but soon it will be the only choice.

Warriors expect Iguodala to play Game 3
He didn't like his mood or the way he was feeling about staring at another 0-2 hole to the Warriors in the NBA Finals. I don't think there's anything Miami can do, but obviously because he was there and brought them two championships.

Experimental breast cancer treatment allows Florida woman to return to normal life
It was the women in the intermediate stages of 11-25 who oncologists often had differing views when prescribing standards of care. A high recurrence score, above 25, means chemo is advised to ward off a recurrence, while a low score, below 10, means it is not.

Cristiano Ronaldo Reportedly Baffled by Real Madrid's 'Obsession' with Neymar
The Portuguese has become one of the biggest stars in world football since moving to Real from Manchester United in 2009. Meanwhile, the forward will miss Portugal's warm-up game against Belgium, as they prepare for the upcoming tournament.

Israel trolls Iran's social media threat with 'Mean Girls' GIF
European leaders have moved to salvage the deal after US President Donald Trump's announcement of Washington's exit on May 8. The deal allows Iran to continue 3.67% uranium enrichment, far below the roughly 90% threshold of weapons-grade.

Czech Rep Study Eagles’ Videos Ahead Of Friendly
The England coach picked a strong team and was rewarded with an impressive first-half performance and goals from Kane and Cahill. Normally, when you play for England , there's not an bad lot of opportunity to produce a lot of saves.

£437m Samuel Umtiti release clause ends Jose Mourinho interest
Sergio Busquets is also in line for a new contract but Barcelona will now turn their attention to bringing in new players.

Melania Trump won't travel to G7, N.Korea summits
Her last sighting was on May 10, when she joined Trump at Andrews Air Force Base in welcoming home hostages from North Korea . But first ladies are not elected and technically are still private citizens, and each one gets to tailor the job to suit her.

Manafort Accused of Witness Tampering - Cortney O'Brien
Domin's noted that Manafort attempted to contact the two people between February and April via phone, text, and encrypted message. They asked a federal judge to revise the terms of his release or revoke it entirely, which would send him to jail until trial.

China warns US no deal if tariffs go ahead
Xinhua said in a separate commentary that the United States should not test China with any further flip-flops or provocations. The warning came following a meeting between US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in Beijing .