Leading England is easy, says Kane

Jordan Pickford

Jordan Pickford

When asked to just pick one, the Frenchman said: "If I choose one it is France".

"But I would say England - nobody speaks about England but they are risky - Brazil or France", Wenger said.

"I think sometimes if you take a bit away from that it might hurt us, but I'd say let them play and let them continue to go on".

Southgate's side face Colombia in the last 16 in Moscow on Tuesday.

Harry Kane has significantly scaled back his social media usage as England vie for glory at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

Emil Forsberg ousts Switzerland and sends Sweden into World Cup last eight
The referee initially awarded a penalty kick but later gave a free kick on the edge of the area after a video review. Their long balls forward caused panic and they were more bullish in their tackling in midfield.

Marks & Spencer have reported that sales of waistcoats have soared by 35 per cent since the tournament began two weeks ago in a phenomenon that's being called "the Gareth Southgate effect". They have the quality. But Rooney said he had no doubt that Southgate made the correct choice in allowing the likes of Harry Kane to rest for the knockout stage.

"For me personally, it's the right decision", Rooney told http://www.espn.co.uk/football/england/story/3554532/wayne-rooney-england-should-be-dreaming-now-of-world-cup-glory ESPN.

"And maybe that's been a problem we've had the last 15, 20 years as a country: we're too honest".

"We said we didn't want this tournament to take hold of us and push us around".

"With the players in our squad, we can hurt any opposition".

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