Rashford stars as England beat Costa Rica in warm-up

Bryan Ruiz has over 100 caps for Costa Rica

Rashford opened the scoring in the 13th minute with a stunning dipping shot from 25 yards, which left Costa Rica and Real Madrid keeper Keylor Navas with no chance.

Danny Welbeck headed in the second goal to seal the victory after manager Gareth Southgate rested a host of players including captain Harry Kane.

Pope came out of nowhere to secure his position as England's third goalkeeper for the tournament ahead of the vastly experienced Joe Hart, who was one of the shock omissions from Southgate's World Cup squad.

The friendly was played just 11 days before the Three Lions' opening World Cup match in Russian Federation against Tunisia.

Southgate made 10 changes from the side that beat Nigeria 2-1 on Saturday with 19-year-old Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool handed his global debut at right-back.

England are likely to use Jordan Henderson alongside AlexanderArnold, his Liverpool team-mate.

"We'll definitely take the things that happened in that tournament into the next one because that's going to put us in good stead".

"The players have a good mentality and we have great competition for places in all positions".

"The team, the patterns of play, the professionalism, the approach to both matches have carried things out really well".

A first-team debut was handed to Trent Alexander-Arnold, while Jack Butland started in goal after missing the win over Nigeria at Wembley. Anything is possible and we have to go there with the highest expectations'.

England are now playing Costa Rica in their final warm-up match before the 2018 World Cup.

"I still need to get in the box a bit more to try and finish off some chances from crossing areas, so something to learn from each game".

But against Costa Rica, Rashford looked relaxed and confident on the ball, utilising his electric pace in the right moments but also toying with defenders as he stood on the ball out wide.

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