TheFA.com's Nicholas Veevers blogs from the England camp in Turkey
By Nicholas Veevers in Ankara
After Wednesday night’s game with Chile in Antalya, today has been a transit day for everyone.
I’m currently writing this blog in Ankara Airport as we await a second flight of the day to transfer over to Bursa, where the third and final Group E game will take place.
There were no such detours for the players and coaching staff though, as they were transported directly to Bursa from Antalya on an early flight chartered by FIFA for both England and Egypt.
After arriving there just before lunch, they’ve been able to settle into their new surroundings and enjoy a training session as the recovery and preparations begin.
They are joined at the Bursa base by New Zealand and Croatia, who will be contesting their final group fixture too, with Uzbekistan and Uruguay heading down to Antalya to replace us in the hotel there. Slick organisation as you’d expect.
Following their second-half display against Chile, Peter Taylor’s squad left Antalya in good spirits.
The South Americans are a capable and talented side, as they showed in the first period. But despite taking the lead through a penalty, it was England who had the clearer opportunities without even reaching their peak.
They saved their best football for after the break and Harry Kane’s equaliser was fully deserved.
That strike set off England’s best spell of the game with Ross Barkley, Kane and subs Larnell Cole and Alex Pritchard giving us an extra edge against a tiring Chile side.
Aside from one long-range shot from the impressive Bryan Rabello for Chile, it was England who looked the more likely winners.
So Taylor and his staff will take confidence from that into their match against winless Egypt.
A win and three points for England on Saturday will be enough to secure progress to the last 16, whether that’s in the top two of Group E or as one of the four best third-placed nations from the six World Cup groups.
Egypt know they have to win in order to stand any chance of progress after their defeat against Iraq; so it makes for an open and entertaining game in the football mad city of Bursa.
A more urban landscape and a high-rise Crowne Plaza business hotel await us in Bursa, vastly different to what the group have grown accustomed to on the coast over the past two weeks - but with all focus now on the matches it's an apt location as things will be strictly business from now until Saturday.
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