Trent Alexander-Arnold confirmed for England start against Costa Rica

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

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

Rashford's "flip-flap" was among those moments of excitement and earned an eighth-minute corner from which Phil Jones sent a looping header that was tipped over by Costa Rica's star man Keylor Navas. "There are a couple of places that always as a manager you are looking at who your better players are, but then form and physical condition means it always evolves, a football team is a moving, living beast".

Both Reds played slightly over an hour before being substituted, with Danny Welbeck heading in a second from close range late on.

Jordan Henderson is likely to make also make an appearance for England on Thursday, as he has also returned to the squad after a post-Champions League final break.

"We've done stuff at Canalside pre-match as well as when the players come off the bus, particularly the executioner's drumroll when the opposition team arrive and get off their coach!"

Substitute Welbeck made certain of the win 14 minutes from time, though, diving to head home Dele Alli's cross, as England earned a vociferous send-off from the Leeds crowd before their opening match in Russian Federation against Tunisia on June 18.

"We'll definitely take the things that happened in that tournament into the next one because that's going to put us in good stead".

England play their other World Cup group games against Panama on 24 June and Belgium on 28 June.

The Three Lions ended their preparation for World Cup 2018 with a decent performance and a 2-0 win over the Central Americans at Elland Road. "We're all proud to be Town fans and be part of the match day experience and were proud to be given the opportunity to play for England too!"

One change to his side that Southgate confirmed on Wednesday is that Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland will start ahead of Everton's Jordan Pickford, who has been handed the No. 1 shirt. I still need to get in the box a bit more to finish off chances.

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