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England’s World Cup Diary – Sunday, July 1

The latest from the England camp in Russia.

Harry Kane says he is still brimming with confidence on the back of his World Cup hat-trick against Panama.

The Three Lions captain led his team into the knockout stages with five goals in their first two Group G games before being rested versus Belgium.

Kane, who scored twice in the opener with Tunisia before his treble against Panama, will be back leading the line for Tuesday’s last-16 clash with Colombia in Moscow.

And the tournament’s top scorer is ready to pick up were he left off.

“It’s what the World Cup’s all about, all the big players stepping up for their country and I’m proud to be a part of that,” the 24-year-old told thefa.com.

“I feel confident; as a striker, when you’re scoring and the ball is going in off your heel, you just want to be on the pitch.

“It’s now about continuing that and I’m hoping to do it over the next two, three or four games.

“I’m coming into it (Colombia) off the back of a hat-trick and it’s a very important game for us.”

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England captain Kane relaxes with a game of darts in Repino (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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Of course, we are practising them at training and what not. There is not really a set five (takers) yet, but everyone is confident enough to go over and take one. Jesse Lingard on the prospect of a penalty shootout

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England manager Gareth Southgate and Colombia coach Jose Pekerman will hold press conferences in Moscow ahead of Tuesday’s last-16 meeting.

Three Lions throwback

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Wayne Rooney was sent off as England were knocked out of the World Cup on penalties by Portugal on this day in 2006 (Martin Rickett/PA)

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