David Lee in Russia: Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling and Jesse Lingard must step up for England

England's Jesse Lingard, Danny Welbeck, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling and Dele Alli on the pitch before their match against Belgium, on June 28, 2018.
England's Jesse Lingard, Danny Welbeck, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling and Dele Alli on the pitch before their match against Belgium, on June 28, 2018.PHOTO: REUTERS

SAMARA - As Argentina, Portugal and Egypt have shown, the one-man show does not progress far, while Brazil, France and Belgium have benefited from having a group of players sharing the responsibility.

So England have been warned. The Three Lions will not beat Sweden, much less win the World Cup, unless the three musketeers supporting Harry Kane can wake up from their collective slumber in time for Saturday's (July 7) quarter-final.

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