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England ensured they'll be taking a 10-game unbeaten streak into the World Cup by finishing off their pre-tournament itinerary with an enjoyable 2-0 win over Costa Rica.

Much has been made of the youthful squad who will represent the Three Lions in Russian Federation, which is the youngest England party to travel to a World Cup since Chile in 1962.

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Jack Butland starts in goal with Ruben Loftus-Cheek also earning a starting berth against their fellow World Cup finalists.

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Substitute Welbeck made certain of the win 14 minutes from time, though, diving to head home Dele Alli's cross, as England earned a vociferous send-off from the Leeds crowd before their opening match in Russian Federation against Tunisia on June 18.

The key question now for Southgate is whether he opts to play Rashford in attack alongside Harry Kane or whether Raheem Sterling will keep that role.

"You work on them (goals) in training every day and when one comes up in a game it's a reward", Rashford told ITV.

Southgate said he was delighted to have such competition for places.

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England have a tendency to under-estimate so-called lesser nations, but their performance in winning against Costa Rica, who were hand-picked as opponents in order to prepare Southgate's team for Panama, showed that they have the game plan to win games they should win.

In the 20 minute, after a corner Fabian Delph put the ball into the penalty area, Harry Maguire headed it towards Jamie Vardy, who saw Keylor Navas block his attempt from close range.

The temptation of the heavy plus money with Costa Rica is tempting considering it only takes one bounce for the ball to end up in the back of the net and it may only take one goal to win this match.

Despite scoring a second against Costa Rica after the break, England let their opponents back into the game on Thursday night and a better team would have undoubtedly punished them more. It wasn't first team against Nigeria and second team today.

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They are blocking more shots, getting more timely saves, and - most importantly - converting on more scoring opportunities. Meanwhile, the Caps were held without a lot of high-danger chances, but they made the most of what they got.

"There are definitely places up for grabs for the first game of the tournament", he said. You either select players, or you choose your system and pick the best people to fit into it.

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