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Freda Brock | 18 June, 2018, 23:39

Gareth Southgate has already told his squad who will start against Tunisia - but who would you pick in your XI to face Tunisia on Monday (19:00 BST) if you were in his shoes.

Welcome to our coverage of England's World Cup opener against Tunisia in Volgograd (kick-off 7.0).

So, as England remain a work in progress, but when they play at speed, they are a hard night for anyone.

Harry Kane (England) Did absolutely nothing but clinically score the two goals which won the game.

Friendly wins over Nigeria and Costa Rica in the tune up to the quadrennial showpiece did no harm to the mood.

Jordan Pickford has, as expected, been selected as the first choice goalkeeper while Leicester City's Harry Maguire has been chosen to start ahead of the experienced Gary Cahill and he plays alongside John Stones and Kyle Walker.

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Tunisia was undefeated during World Cup qualifiers, but also had a much easier schedule than teams in other continents.

Dele Alli found Jesse Lingard in space, but he was denied by Mouez Hassen. Ashley Young or Danny Rose?

Tunisia will play without star Youssef Msakni, who suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament on April 7.

The teams have met before on the World Cup stage, with England winning 2-0 in the 1998 group stage on goals from Alan Shearer and Paul Scholes.

Tunisia are making quite the surge in the world rankings, however I think this is one of the easier picks in the opening round of matches.

England almost scored in the opening minutes, beating Tunisia's high line over the top with a direct ball from the back.

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