England land nice World Cup draw

Gareth Southgate can have no complaints with England's World Cup group with Coral rating the Three Lions 2-9 to reach the knockout stage after being drawn alongside Belgium, Tunisia and Panama.

An early exit is rated 3-1 which highlights how simple - at least on paper - the task is, although finishing in top spot won't be easy with Belgium 5-6 favourites. England are 11-8 shots.

Southgate's side open up against Tunisia before tackling Panama with Belgium last up on June 28. Some bookmakers have cut England but they are still available at 20-1 to win the World Cup.

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World Cup draw - Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay; Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran; Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark; Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria; Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia; Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea; Group G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England; Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan.

Match in Focus

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Zenit v Celtic

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Zenit have won 16 of their last 17 home Europa League matches
Expert verdict
Excluding qualifiers, Celtic have never won on the road in the Europa League in 13 attempts and that could spell trouble for the Scottish champions despite the Bhoys travelling to Russia with a fully deserved 1-0 first-leg advantage. Zenit should improve for the run after returning from their winter break at Parkhead.

 

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