ngland striker Marcus Rashford has revealed his celebration after his first purpose in opposition to Wales was a dedication to an in depth pal who just lately handed away following a battle with most cancers.
Rashford pointed to sky, honouring his pal Garfield Hayward, after firing England forward with a superb direct free-kick within the 3-0 win over Wales, which arrange a World Cup last-16 conflict in opposition to Senegal on Sunday.
The Manchester United ahead added a second, and a 3rd in Qatar, after Phil Foden had doubled England’s lead from shut vary.
Requested afterwards about his celebration, Rashford mentioned: “Sadly I misplaced one in all my associates a few days in the past.
“He is had fairly an extended battle with most cancers so I am happy I managed to attain for him He is at all times been an enormous supporter of mine, he was only a nice particular person and I am happy he got here into my life actually.”
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England eased into the knockouts as group winners having scored 9 objectives and conceded simply two, and Rashford believes they’re able to being world champions.
“I feel for me profitable trophies has at all times been the happiest second on the pitch for me,” he mentioned.
“I really feel just like the ambition within the squad is de facto good. We’ve a great mixture of qualities. We’ve a very good squad and a squad that’s positively able to difficult to win the match.
“I’m hoping that we are able to construct on this sort of efficiency, preserve enhancing and preserve scoring objectives and exhibiting our qualities.”
The outcome eradicated Wales, who completed backside of Group B on one level.