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Jun 18, 2018 at 7pm UK at Volgograd Arena
Attendance: 41,064
Tunisia
1-2
England
Sassi (35' pen.)
FT(HT: 1-1)
Kane (11', 90')

Team News: Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling start up front for England against Tunisia

Harry Kane, Jordan Pickford and Raheem Sterling are among the starters in England's World Cup opener.

Harry Kane will lead the England attack in their World Cup opener against Tunisia, with manager Gareth Southgate naming a starting XI with few surprise inclusions.

The Tottenham Hotspur striker will play off Manchester City's Raheem Sterling, who will operate in front of Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard.

Jordan Pickford starts in goal behind a front three of Kyle Walker, John Stones and Harry Maguire, who is preferred to the experienced Gary Cahill.

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson will take on a defensive midfield position, having been selected ahead of Spurs man Eric Dier.

Tunisia, meanwhile, have named former Sunderland winger Wahbi Khazri in their starting XI, even though a thigh injury has prevented him from playing since April.

In goal, Mouez Hassen is preferred to the experienced Aymen Mathlouthi, while Naim Sliti and Anice Badri provide the threat at the other end of the park.

Tunisia: Hassen; Meriah, S Ben Youssef, Bronn, Maaloul; Sassi, Skhiri, Badri; F Ben Youssef, Khazri, Sliti
Subs: Ben Mustapha, Benalouane, Haddadi, Bedoui, Khaoui, Ben Amor, Khalil, Mathlouthi, Srarfi, Khalifa, Chaalali, Nagguez

England: Pickford; Stones, Maguire, Walker; Trippier, Young, Lingard, Henderson; Dele Sterling; Kane
Subs: Rose, Dier, Vardy, Butland, Welbeck, Cahill, Jones, Delph, Rashford, Loftus-Cheek, Alexander-Arnold, Pope

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Tuesday's key events


DIVING
· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

ATHLETICS
· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

SAILING
· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

FOOTBALL
· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

CYCLING
· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

BOXING
· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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