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2018 FIFA World Cup | Watch: Harry Kane and Co. put through paces in cycling session

England are in high spirits despite losing their last group-stage game, what’s their secret?

SNS | New Delhi |

England may have lost their last group stage game at the 2018 FIFA World Cup to Belgium, but the spirits in the Three Lions camp remain high and the likes of Harry Kane and Kyle Walker were put through their paces in an intense cycling session on Friday.

In a video posted on Instagram from the England national team’s official handle, Kane, Jordan Henderson, Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard, Dele Alli, Danny Welbeck, Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker are sweating it on on exercise bikes.

Notably, none of these players featured against Belgium as Gareth Southgate rotated his squad with qualification to the knockout stages already secured.

Here’s the video:

Back to base. Back to work. 💪

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Despite the 1-0 loss the the Belgian Red Devils, England seem to have come out of the group as the ‘winners’.

While Belgium face Japan in the pre-quarters, their path to the final is definitely tougher as they could potentially face five-time champions Brazil in the quarter-finals.

The other teams in their half of the draw are Uruguay, Portugal, France and Argentina.

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Whereas England take on South American dark horses Colombia but should they be able to overcome Radamel Falcao and Co, they will be in with a serious shout to reach the final at least.

Kane is in the lead for the Golden Boot with five strikes to his name already, despite having played only two games. The England skipper will be the man Southgate relies on to fire the Three Lions to their first World Cup since 1966.

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The winner of the Sweden-Switzerland tie will be England’s next opponents should they beat Los Cafeteros on Tuesday (23.30 IST).

Argentina take on France in the first pre-quarterfinal on Saturday (19.30 IST) while Portugal face off with Uruguay later on the same day (23.30 IST).