England’s World Cup team participated in a light extending session in their Qatar basecamp today, as they get ready for their very first suit versus Iran in simply 5 days time.
The Three Lions team were seen carrying out stretches beyond the Souq Al Wakra Hotel Qatar by Tivoli early Wednesday early morning in the Doha sunlight, as component of their healing session.
The team finished a light training technique after showing up last evening, before more prep work will certainly obtain underway at their Al Wakrah training center later on today.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson rests with his legs folded up as he extends with the remainder of the England group
The Three Lions team are obtaining their prep work underway with their opening suit versus Iran remaining in 5 days
Defensive duo Eric Dier (L) as well as Trent Alexander-Arnold view as they prepare their muscle mass for training later on today
All the gamers were given with a cooled container of water as the Doha sunlight oppress on them in the early morning
England’s celebrities push the flooring as they finish their healing session following their light training session last evening
Manchester City’s Kyle Walker will certainly be wishing to negate the results of his current injury by preparing completely with England
Gareth Southgate’s side touched down in the Qatari funding at around 8.30pm regional time (5.30pm GMT) last evening as well as searched in an unwinded state of mind as they left the airplane.
After touchdown in Doha last evening, England after that boarded a bus as well as took a trip to their team hotel, where they were greeted by fans as they arrived.
Southgate waved to many of the supporters who had gathered outside the Souq Al Wakra Hotel Qatar by Tivoli – a location he had selected as the team hotel after five previous visits.
Local football fans decided to serenade Southgate and his team with England’s iconic ”Football’s Coming Home’ song to make them feel welcome as they stepped off the bus outside the hotel on Tuesday evening.
Staff members of the Souq Al Wakra Hotel gathered in the reception area and applauded the team as they entered the building.
The Three Lions squad received a heroes welcome as they walked through the doors of the Souq Al Wakra Hotel
Southgate and his England captain Harry Kane took part in several interviews outside the hotel before heading in
Gareth Southgate and his England squad were greeted by hundreds of local football fans as they arrived at their hotel
Southgate and his players were handed flowers upon their arrival and tried some of the local delicacies before settling into their rooms.
Southgate’s decision to stay at the Souq Al Wakra Hotel was largely based on logistics and transport links, with his chosen hotel a short drive from eight of the 10 tournament venues.
The hotel – which describes itself as ‘an elegant seaside stay’ – has access to a private beach and offers an on-site spa for full body scrubs with relaxing strokes, foot rituals, facials, reflexology and hot-stone journeys.
In addition, there are five restaurants, some with a sea view, with Western favourites or Arabic and Levantine dishes such mezze plates, mixed grill or local dish sawani.
The players were in good spirits ahead of the tournament – which will get underway on Sunday with Qatar vs Ecuador
Southgate and his Three Lions squad were handed flowers upon their arrival at the team hotel in Al Wakrah
Southgate’s side left the national team training ground at St George’s Park on Tuesday morning and headed out onto the team coach, where a huge group of supporters were waiting to cheer them on.
They headed from their Staffordshire base to Birmingham Airport, where they stepped onto their flight to Doha.
England arrived in Doha on a Gay Pride jet – a ‘Rain Bow’ Virgin Atlantic A350 Airbus – in a show of defiance over the host nation amid concerns over the treatment of LGBTQ+ people at the tournament.
FA chiefs proposed the idea of the Gay Pride plane to highlight concerns over gay rights in Qatar, where same-sex relationships remain a criminal offence and whose World Cup Ambassador last week said homosexuality is ‘damage in the mind’.
Southgate is heading into his third tournament as England boss since he took over from Sam Allardyce back in 2016
England captain Harry Kane exiting their plane after landing in Qatar – he is just three goals away from being the nation’s all-time record goalscorer
Callum Wilson (left) and James Maddison, who both won their last England cap back in 2019, arrive in Qatar in good spirits
England’s took a trip to Qatar on a plane called the ‘Rain Bow’, pictured at Birmingham Airport on Tuesday ahead of their flight
The aircraft features a picture of Oscar, a cartoon man holding a Union Jack flag while wearing rainbow-coloured trainers, beneath the cabin
Earlier that day, they had heard a rousing speech from Prince William as well as received encouragement from a large group of young followers as they departed St George’s Park.
Addressing the players, Prince William said: ‘What you and Gareth have built here is something special, that’s clear to see.
‘Play for each other, support each other, enjoy it, and I’m sure you’ll go far.’
‘I’m really here to point out the rest of the country is behind you, we’re all rooting for you. Enjoy it.’
Prince William offered words of encouragement to Kane (right) and the England players as they departed for Qatar
Speaking before they departed, England captain Harry Kane said: ‘I’m excited. The World Cup is a special occasion. Obviously we’re flying out today. So I’m really excited.
‘For most professional players, its the biggest tournament you can play in. I’ve been lucky enough to do one and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. And I can’t wait to get out this weather and get some sun!’
After the players boarded the two coaches, they set off for the airport as the eager fans swung their flags as well as shouted ‘England! England! England!’.