Kane, Sterling start up front for England

Kane, Sterling start up front for England

The Liverpool captain was deployed in a holding midfield role for the Three Lions, who took an early lead through Harry Kane's close-range finish. Pictured centre: Kane is mobbed by team-mates after his opener; top right: fans celebrate in Volgograd; top left: Rebekah Vardy watches the action.

As expected, England start with a 3-5-2 formation against North African opponents they faced in their first match at France 98, a fixture that produced a 2-0 victory two decades ago.

He even turned down invitations from England's manager Gareth Southgate to play in qualifying matches against Malta and Slovakia.

Jordan Henderson completed the 90 minutes as England began their World Cup campaign with a dramatic 2-1 win over Tunisia in Volgograd on Monday evening.

'We've done for a while since gaffer has been here, good togetherness, ' he said.

The experiment of moving Kyle Walker to centre-back had been largely successful before the World Cup, with Manchester City's mercurial man impressing there in recent friendlies against Italy, Nigeria and the Netherlands.

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South Korea's national soccer team players run during a training session at the Spartak Stadium in Lomonosov near St. After South Korea went behind, Son was moved centrally, but it was too late.

That was until Tunisia seemed to replicate exactly what Walker did to concede a penalty.

England had a legitimate case for a spot-kick at the other end when Kane was bundled over in the box as Alli headed against the crossbar.

Alli had the first chance of the second half six minutes after the restart as his header was scooped out by Ben Mustapha.

"If Harry Maguire plays, we need an improvement from the Costa Rica game". We missed clear cut chances which you don't get at this level very often.

On Harry Kane not winning a penalty after he appeared to be wrestled to the ground in both the first and second half, Maguire said: "It was as much a penalty as they got".

England avoided an early stumble at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation on Monday, turning what looked appeared to be a draw against Tunisia in Group G into three points.

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