Gareth Southgate leads England stars out of Moscow hotel for final training session as countdown to World Cup semi-final kick-off begins
- England are set to face Croatia in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday night
- The Three Lions players were pictured leaving their hotel to board a coach
- Gareth Southgate is expected to lead a light training session before the game
- Players will work on set pieces and final instructions ahead of tonight’s kick-off
Gareth Southgate’s England stars have left their Moscow hotel as the countdown to tonight’s World Cup semi-final with Croatia begins.
The players were spotted by television cameras heading onto a coach outside their residence, where they are expected to take part in a light training session nearby.
There were no nerves on show from either the manager or the players, as the relaxed atmosphere around the England camp continued.
Gareth Southgate leaves England’s hotel in Moscow to board the coach outside
Jesse Lingard leads Marcus Rashford and Nick Pope out of the hotel and onto the coach
Southgate led the players out wearing his usual light grey training jacket, and he was followed by the likes of Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford and Nick Pope.
The players wore their identification round their neck and black training tops in the Russian rain, as they headed out of their hotel before the game.
The whole of England is awaiting the big kick-off on Wednesday night, with the Three Lions just one match away from their first World Cup final since 1966.
The winner of England-Croatia will face off with France on Sunday night in the Moscow showpiece, and Southgate will be desperate for his side to get there.
The players are expected to take part in a light training session ahead of tonight’s big game
England assistant boss Steve Holland puts on his identification as he leaves the Moscow hotel
Author: Nancy Parker
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