Rashford stars as England beat Costa Rica in warm-up

Wallace celebrates with Kendall Waston after the goal that sent them to Russia

Danny Welbeck headed in the second goal to seal the victory after manager Gareth Southgate rested a host of players including captain Harry Kane.

Vardy is another player set to start against Costa Rica, alongside Jordan Pickford in goal and the likes of Fabian Delph and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, but Southgate's selection will be based mostly on conditioning for the tournament.

Trent Alexander-Arnold made his senior England debut as Gareth Southgate's side beat Costa Rica 2-0 in their final outing before the World Cup.

"We have got a good chance".

For England, their next match comes in Russian Federation against Tunisia on June 18 with clashes with Panama and Belgium to follow.

In the opening half, with Manchester United forward Rashford influential in the inside-left role, England showed their pace and comfort on the ball but after the interval the game became slower and much less interesting.

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And given England's World Cup routes, whether winning or coming second in group G sees them likely to face either Brazil or Germany in the quarter-finals (should they get that far and both teams win their groups as expected) this will be something Southgate needs to work on in the final days before they travel to Russian Federation.

Rashford's "flip-flap" was among those moments of excitement and earned an eighth-minute corner from which Phil Jones sent a looping header that was tipped over by Costa Rica's star man Keylor Navas.

After the break, Jordan Henderson forced a fine save from Navas, before the win was sealed in the 76th minute.

He's right, too. This is how you get the best out of Rashford, Jose.

That proved to be the final piece of goal-mouth action in the half as England ended their World Cup preparations on a high.

Costa Rica face tournament favourites Brazil as well as Serbia and Switzerland in Group E, and will need to show far more ambition once they get to Russian Federation if they are to replicate their heroics of four years ago.

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