It’s all smiles for the English stars! Harry Maguire and Jack Grealish post videos as they soak up the Qatar sun by the hotel pool after sending Wales home and dominating their World Cup group
The England stars are all smiles as they enjoy a recuperation day at the pool after sending Wales home with a comfortable 3-0 win to finish top of Group B.
A brace from Marcus Rashford and a solo effort from Phil Foden helped the Three Lions claim victory and secure a round of 16 draw with Senegal at the 2022 World Cup on Sunday night.
Boss Gareth Southgate has rewarded his team with a recovery day for their efforts at their base in the Souq Al Wakra hotel.
England stars including Harry Maguire are all smiles as they enjoy a recovery day at the pool
The Three Lions sealed a 3-0 win over Wales to send them home and top their group
It looks like they’re making the most of it, with Three Lions stars Harry Maguire and Jack Grealish both posting videos on Instagram of them lounging by the pool making the most of the Qatar sunshine.
Both featured in last night’s win with Manchester United Maguire starting their third game in a row while Manchester City striker Grealish was again featured on the bench, just like in the previous two matches.
Both Kieran Trippier and Jordan Pickford were captured in the videos making the most of the pool.
England’s Jack Grealish also posted a video on Instagram making the most of the recovery day
Grealish (left) and Maguire (right) both featured in the Three Lions win in Wales last night
Other stars were pictured near yoga mats right by the pool, where they can stretch and recover their muscles after the group stages are over.
Midfielder Declan Rice also posted a photo of himself alongside Newcastle striker Callum Wilson with the caption: ‘Recovery settings’.
It’s a fairly short turnaround for England as they return to action on Sunday night as they look to continue their progress by beating Senegal to reach the quarter-finals of the major tournament.
England and West Ham midfielder Declan Rice posted a photo with striker Callum Wilson
The day of relaxation comes after a late night, although they were greeted at their base in Qatar by a cheering crowd of staff celebrating their victory against Wales in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The players returned to their hotel’s base camp, where employees greeted them with shouts and cheers, waving St. George’s Cross flags and high fives and punches despite their late arrival.
Manager Gareth Southgate and stars such as captain Harry Kane, midfielder Jude Bellingham, defender Harry Maguire and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford were shown enjoying the adulation.
The England stars were greeted at their team hotel with cheers in the early hours of Wednesday
In the short video posted to England’s official Instagram account on Wednesday morning, Callum Wilson, Kieran Trippier and Jordan Henderson were also seen smiling in satisfaction.
The caption read: “A warm welcome to base camp!” followed by a raising hands emoji.
England return to training tomorrow as they begin to prepare for their first-round clash with Senegal in the Round of 16.