Southgate is proud of England players amid World Cup VAR controversy

Southgate is proud of England players amid World Cup VAR controversy

John Dykes reckons England's narrow win over Tunisia was a decent start to the 2018 FIFA World Cup but warned that Gareth Southgate has a selection dilemma in defence.

It was as though the last player on the end of a four or five-pass move, or an incisive ball into the box, was so surprised by the speed of quality and England's play that he was not expecting the final ball to fall into his path, so shot wide.

"It was always in my mind that we'd get there just before the football with the World Cup coming to town and that it would be fun".

Kyle Walker swung a lazy arm across Fakhreddine Ben Youssef who fell as if poleaxed and Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan pointed to the spot, with his decision being upheld by the VAR.

"It goes to 1-1, momentum changes a bit, so I thought we recovered well from that", he said.

England's two goals, both scored by Harry Kane, came from corners as the prolific striker slipped his markers.

I remember meeting one of the Arsenal team that famously won at Anfield in 1989 to win the league title.

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They certainly know how to put us through the ringer.

After a first week in which few of the "big" teams really impressed, England's far more modest outfit at least came away with three points from their first game.

Speaking on Twitter, former England defender and coach Neville said "it's not fit for purpose" and added "either give the VAR refs more time and accept the delay OR the broadcasters have to be working with the VAR officials".

The Leicester City striker is right among the breed of players that is bound to be slated, to be torn into and to be regularly doubted despite the numbers staring the critics right in the face. During each match they watch replays picked out by a team of replay operators. The moment you think you've found out where does he stop, he's there to prove you wrong. "I certainly believe they are keen to do well and make a name for themselves".

The opening round of the World Cup group stage continued with European nations Sweden and Belgium registering comfortable wins. I'd keep Maguire but ponder the mix. I don't feel any extra pressure just because I'm wearing the armband.

Japan has not had the best of preparations for the World Cup in Russian Federation, and news of an natural disaster back home added to their worries on Monday, while a false hotel alarm a day before their opener against Colombia did little to help settle the team.