England and Portugal Continue World Cup Preparation With Victories

England national continuing their preparation for upcoming World Cup 2018 in a positive fashion as they defeated Costa Rica 2-0.

Keen on fixing everything before they set their foot in Russia, Three Lions were very determined in picking up positive result as they battle against one of Concacaf zone’s representatives for the upcoming major tournament.

Gareth Southgate’s men got themselves started in an excellent way as they went one goal up after just 13 minutes through Marcus Rashford’s wonder goal.

The one time World Cup winner sealed their victory on that friendly fixture midway into the second half when Danny Welbeck scored to make it 2-0, which lasted until the final whistle was blown.

Despite not an utterly dominating performance, Southgate’s side still come away with something positive, showing their ability to pick up result in tight situation, which might be important in Russia.

In another tie, Portugal also got themselves a win, as Cristiano Ronaldo and co demolished Algeria 3-0 with Goncalo Guedes showcasing his potential with two goals.

The Paris Saint-Germain owned winger has been performing well during his loan spell at Valencia last season and his determined in showcasing his quality to secure a potential starting spot.

Guedes netted his first goal on 17 minutes, which was followed by Bruno Fernandes’ strike on 37 minutes, giving Portugal a 2-0 lead going into the half time break.

In the second period, European Selecao still able to showcase their dominance as they added a third goal from Guedes’ second on 55 minutes.