Recovery and preparation for England squad in Medellin.
By Nicholas Veevers in Medellin
The England U20 squad were split into two groups on Saturday morning in the aftermath of Friday's World Cup opener against Korea DPR in Colombia.
For the players who started the game in Medellin, it was a case of a recovery session in the hotel swimming pool and with some stretching alongside Fitness Coach Craig Boyd but for those who were substitutes on Friday, it was down to the Cincuentenario sports ground to be put through their paces by Head Coach Brian Eastick.
With the players all still just a few weeks into pre-season, it's important in the way they are prepared and treated following games and after being given a full work-out in a competitive environment by the Koreans, it's now a case of keeping everyone in the best condition.
England's next game is on Monday evening when they face Argentina, so today's work will be critical in order to ensure the players are ready for that match.
"The important thing, with Argentina up in two day's time, is that the players get their recovery right," Eastick told FATV.
"We won't do hardly anything with them physically because that game took a lot out of them and they put a lot of effort into it.
"So the recovery is absolutely critical, mentally as well as physically as we've got a very good Argentina team to play against in two day's time."
There was no major fall-out from the game on Friday, so Eastick will be hoping to have a full set of players to select from against Argentina, who beat Mexico by 1-0 to top Group F following England's opener.