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Footage shows England players arriving back at the hotel after Senegal win, the scenes were brilliant

Josh Lawless

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Footage shows England players arriving back at the hotel after Senegal win, the scenes were brilliant

England players received quite the reception after returning to their basecamp after securing qualification to the World Cup quarter-finals.

Gareth Southgate's side beat Senegal 3-0 at the Al Bayt Stadium courtesy of goals from Jordan Henderson, Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka.

The result sets up a huge clash with holders France at the very same ground next Saturday and there were some brilliant scenes when the Three Lions squad arrived back at their hotel.

The squad are staying at the five-star Souq Al Wakra Hotel, a short drive from the Doha city centre. And upon arrival, there was music blasting, confetti being thrown and flags being waved by locals wearing England shirts.


England posted footage of the scenes on their social media channels, with a number of players also sharing the video.

Jack Grealish was in his absolute element and danced with the locals, while Mason Mount, Luke Shaw, Declan Rice and Kyle Walker got stuck right in.

You can just about make out a smiling Southgate who quietly made his way through the crowd.

Image: England
Image: England

England's win came hours after Kylian Mbappe bagged two as France beat Poland 3-1 and means the two sides meet for the first time since a friendly in 2017 when Les Bleus won 3-2.

Even with France missing a slew of big players, it's a huge test for the Three Lions but one that Southgate and his team are looking forward to.

"We know this is a step up from what we've had so far," Southgate said after the Senegal win, as per BBC.

"But the team have garnered so much experience in the last few years, they're playing with confidence and we look threatening.

"We're scoring goals and another clean sheet is lovely to see. We're in a good place but we know the level of the opposition as well.

"It couldn't be more exciting. France are the biggest test we could face. World champions, incredible depth of players and very difficult to score goals. A fantastic challenge."

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

England could without Raheem Sterling after he missed the Senegal win and flew home due to "family reasons".

It was then reported that armed robbers had broke into the Chelsea star's London home.

Asked if Sterling will return, Southgate said: "At the moment clearly, the priority is for him to be with his family and we’re going to support that and leave him to have as much time as we need."

Featured Image Credit: England

Topics: England, Football World Cup, Jack Grealish

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