THE first full rehearsal for the World Cup draw has been held – and England have been served up a gap day conflict with host country Russia.
Preparations are being put in position for the large draw, which takes position in the Kremlin on Friday afternoon.
Former England big name Gary Lineker is without doubt one of the co-hosts for the development in Moscow which is able to come to a decision the gang phases for the World Cup finals subsequent yr.
Lineker and the remainder of the ones participating had been put via their paces these days to verify the whole thing is going easily in Moscow at the special day.
And in the full rehearsal, Gareth Southgate’s aspect have been pulled out to take at the host nation in what will be the match’s first fit.
Russia will kick off the contest on June 14 after they play the first game, which is able to be held at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.
They are certainly one of 8 countries seeded in Pot One in the draw, with the remainder made up of the highest ranked international locations in the contest.
England will likely be in Pot Two, this means that they’re certain to get some of the fancied facets in the gang phases subsequent summer time.
RUSSIAN BACK? Inside England’s modest World Cup base that looks like the top of the arena
Lineker has agreed to be the host of Friday’s draw in spite of being an open critic of Fifa during the last few years.
England’s 1966 World Cup successful goalkeeper Gordon Banks is without doubt one of the former avid gamers who will likely be drawing the balls from the pots this week.
All the ones participating have now arrived in Moscow and are running laborious to verify there aren’t any hitches when the audiences around the globe track in for the actual draw.
And Lineker has additionally posted an image to his Instagram of the dressing room he’ll be the usage of in the Kremlin – whole with ornate ornament.
Lineker wrote: “My dressing room at the Kremlin is like Donald Trump’s lift.”