Southgate said: 'We're pleased with how preparation has gone up until now.
Former Tottenham striker Teddy Sheringham raved about the quality of Harry Kane, when speaking exclusively to Betstars, and warned Spurs that they will find it very hard to keep hold of the England global hitman.
Despite England taking the lead from the penalty spot through Wayne Rooney, Iceland still went on to win 2-1 to progress into the quarter-finals at the expense of a star-studded English side. "I've felt that there are different ways to bridge that - the most important is the way you play, and your performances and your results".
"We are seeing a team that is enjoying each other's company, getting on well, is very proud to represent the nation".
File image of Marcus Rashford in England training.
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A meeting between the leaders of both South Korea and North Korea in April also boosted optimism and intrigue in the city. Ms Bishop's opposition counterpart Penny Wong echoed concerns that North Korea might not follow through on its promise.
The showpiece event in Russian Federation will be Kane's first World Cup, having previously played for England at Euro 2016 and in the 2015 Under-21 European Championship, but the Tottenham striker wants to break his duck of never scoring at a major tournament.
Brazil, favourites to win the World Cup for a record-extending sixth time in Russian Federation, are the best-supported nation outside of the hosts and the US, with 72,512 tickets sold in that country.
"I think a lot has been said about staying in cliques and teams staying in teams, but I've not seen that at all here".
The absence of Italy, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland and Chile, who were backed by 13,000 fans during last year's Confederations Cup, has raised the prospect of some games at the World Cup being played to smaller crowds than originally anticipated.
"Sometimes, going into a big tournament is about not losing and being passive but, for us, it's about winning the first game, winning the second game".