Penalty hero Marcus Rashford trained with England’s back-ups the day after helping Gareth Southgate’s men to a memorable World Cup shootout win against Colombia.
Tuesday’s last-16 match against the South Americans went all the way in Moscow, but the Three Lions managed to set up a mouth-watering quarter-final against Sweden as they overcame their Achilles heel.
Preparations got under way with earnest for Saturday’s clash in Samara on Wednesday afternoon despite the group’s lack of sleep – they returned to their Repino base at around 6.30am.
The 20-year-old forward was brought on late in extra-time and was not deemed to have done enough to warrant a normal recovery session, which the other players did back at the team hotel.
There were also a number of injuries being assessed at the forRestMix Club.
Southgate likened the scene in the dressing room on Tuesday night to “a scene from M*A*S*H.”