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 By Chris Wright

England players race inflatable unicorns in hotel swimming pool at World Cup

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Having begun their World Cup campaign with a dramatic 2-1 win over Tunisia, the England squad returned to their training base to begin preparations for their next Group G encounter against Panama.

The players enjoyed a light "recovery day" in Repino which, among other things, involved a lively inflatable unicorn race in the swimming pool.

As the old adage goes, you simply can't beat a good unicorn race!

While Jesse Lingard, Jordan Pickford and Harry Maguire frolicked in the pool, the likes of Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson enjoyed a friendly game of basketball in the neighbouring gym.

How refreshing to see an England team looking so calm, relaxed and comfortable in each other's company at a major tournament.

Chris covers the funny side of the game for ESPN FC in the Toe Poke blog.


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