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Waistcoat sales are up as everyone wants to look like Gareth Southgate

Waistcoat sales are up as everyone wants to look like Gareth Southgate

The 22-year-old, who has not featured for England since their opening win over Tunisia, is expected to feature for the Three Lions in Tuesday's clash with Colombia after recovering from a thigh strain.

The center back was among the 21 players practicing in light rain on Saturday at England's training base just outside St. Petersburg.

"We've become like family", he said.

Kane dismissed suggestions he had put pressure on Southgate to play against Belgium to further his chances of winning the Golden Boot.

"Everyone gets on. There's no squabbling in the camp, there's no cliques in the camp".

The popularity of Southgate's waistcoat has sealed his reputation as one of the more stylish managers at the 2018 World Cup - although he has not escaped some fashion criticism. The formation suits us perfectly and it's a youthful squad but we've still got those experienced players in there and the team spirit is unbelievable at the moment. "We know as players and staff it would be disappointing, so we've got to go out and play with no fear, play free, enjoy the occasion, enjoy the moment and get the victory". "He pipes up now and then", Lingard chuckled about teenage full-back Alexander-Arnold, who starred in an Instagram story video of his team-mates making a hasty escape from a rollercoaster because they thought the safety harnesses were faulty. For me and as a team, we're not scared of anyone.

Mina said: "Of course, we hope that James is able to play because he is such an important player for us, but I think we have shown the last two games that we have creativity and goals in the team even when he is not playing".

It has been suggested that England's second-place finish in Group G has provided them with an easier path to the semi-final, because if they beat Colombia, Croatia or Switzerland will await them in the quarter-finals. No matter what round we are in, we are still going to play the same. "We'll have to wait and see".