England’s team attend a training session at their camp ahead of the starting game Saturday.
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England and Russia are the big beasts of Group B and, though each would love a winning start when they meet Saturday, the fear of losing could well become all-pervading and lead to a cagey encounter.England, on the back of winning all 10 qualifiers, not to mention a rare victory in Germany in a friendly, start favorites and will expect to make the running in front of a 60,000 crowd that will be predominantly behind them.However, despite that great run of form, England are anything but a settled side as Roy Hodgson struggles with the question of how to shoe-horn his form players into an established system.England have not lost in 90 or 120 minutes in 22 Euro matches in finals and qualifiers, going back to a 3-2 defeat by Croatia in November 2007 .
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