Gareth Southgate

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TASS, 6 Oct. The output of the England football 2018 world Cup, which will be held in Russia, is a very important moment for the country. This opinion was expressed by head coach of the British Gareth Southgate, who was quoted by the Telegraph newspaper.

On Thursday, the England team defeated the team of Slovenia with the score 1:0 in the home match of the qualifying tournament of the world championship and ahead of secured participation in the final stage of the competition. The only goal of the match was scored by Harry Kane in injury for the second half time.

“It’s not a coincidence that we scored a lot of goals in the final moments of the game, we knew we must win,’ said Southgate. – This is a young team that is learning all the time. We got to the world Cup for the country is important, we have the potential, but there is a lot of work ahead. Now we see where we can improve” .

English goalkeeper Joe HART called stunning the football team reaching the final of the world Cup. “It’s very important that we’re in. England has qualified for the world Cup, amazing. I don’t listen to critics, I listen to the guys in the locker room, we have each other” he said after the match.

The British took part in 14 tournaments, winning the world Cup in 1966. Since 1994, the team can not get past the quarter-final stage, and in the previous tournament in Brazil failed to qualify from the group.

World Cup matches will be held from 14 June to 15 July 2018 in Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Kazan, Sochi, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Volgograd, Rostov-on-don, Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg and Saransk.