England squad leave home soil behind as they fly to Russia for 2018 FIFA World Cup

The England squad and staff boarded their flight to Russia on Tuesday morning, with their FIFA World Cup base in Repino being the next destination. Our snapper was on the ground at the airport as the players wave good-bye to their home turf

Tuesday 12 Jun 2018
Eric Dier and Danny Rose board the plane to Russia from Birmingham

Jesse Lingard was in good spirits as the Three Lions depart
England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and defender Harry Maguire make their way across the tarmac
Jordan Henderson climbs the stairs onto the plane
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is in smiley mood as he heads to the World Cup
Jack Butland gives us the thumbs-up


England boss Gareth Southgate is among one of the first on the plane


By FA Staff