England vs. Costa Rica - 6/7/18 International Friendly Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tyler Owen
June 8, 2018

Rashford, who impressed throughout with his speed and control, fired England ahead in the 13th minute, unleashing a dipping drive from the right which flew past Costa Rica keeper Keylor Navas.

Just 11 days before their Group G opener against Tunisia, Thursday's sold-out Elland Road friendly was the last chance for the Three Lions to fine-tune before departing for Russian Federation. You either select players, or you choose your system and pick the best people to fit into it.

Southgate made changes after the interval, introducing Danny Welbeck, Jesse Lingard, Nick Pope, Dele Alli and Gary Cahill.

"We have got great competition for places throughout the team - you saw that", added the England manager.

Southgate said he was "really pleased" with England's final World Cup preparations and the squad had avoided any serious injuries. I feel like we're in good physical form.

Marcus Rashford and Danny Welbeck scored in either half for the Three Lions, who will now prepare for their opening match in Russian Federation - against Tunisia on June 18.

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The Manchester United forward was particularly impressive in the first half, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek another fringe players to sparkle in the first period of a match that tailed off after the break.

A first-team debut was handed to Trent Alexander-Arnold, while Jack Butland started in goal after missing the win over Nigeria at Wembley.

"Anything's possible so we have to go there with the highest expectations".

There remains a possibility that Henderson could play in the more advanced role, but that would be a change of gear given his shielding responsibilities at Liverpool, while Dier is capable - but not eager - to play in a back three.

The start of the 2018 World Cup is now a week away, with the Three Lions hoping to improve on some dismal recent major tournament performances.

"I still need to get in the box a bit more to try and finish off some chances from crossing areas, so something to learn from each game".

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