England players are dressed for success ahead of finals

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Gareth Southgate will board the England flight to Russian Federation on Tuesday with the increasingly firm conviction that his players have recovered from one of the lowest points in the team's history.

England have warmed up with wins over Nigeria and Costa Rica, with many pundits praising the effective - and sometimes stylish - football on show.

"The main thing is to believe it can be different; it's been tough for the last 50 years because we haven't won anything", Kane said.

"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".

"They have some talent, have a real desire and determination to play for England and are determined to play in a style that people are warming to and are enjoying watching".

Marcus Rashford has suffered a knee injury in training.

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Their plane took off from Birmingham Airport en route to St Petersburg as they look ahead to their opening Group G match against Tunisia on June 18 in Volgograd.

Captain Harry Kane set the tone with a confident assessment of the team's chances and others have followed suit.

"We are just trying to improve every day we work together". We know everything else comes on the back of that. "The FA have spoken to us security-wise and I've got every confidence in them and with family going out there".

Asked to sum up his own feelings about coaching his country on the biggest stage of all, he added: "I'm a very proud Englishman and I've said before that to play for my country was my only goal as a kid".

Southgate has quietly overseen a changing of the guard with England, however, by promoting young players and overlooking the likes of Wayne Rooney, Joe Hart, Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere and he believes that England will travel to Russian Federation having already pressed the reset button with the fans.

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