Liverpool star’s selfie in Miami

Daniel Sturridge is excited to have landed in Miami with the rest of his England teammates.

The England national team have safely landed in Miami, and striker Daniel Sturridge wants everyone to know that.

Roy Hodgson and his players reached the American city at around 8pm local time on Sunday to face Ecuador and Honduras on June 4 and June 7 respectively as part of their preparations for the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.

For many of the England players, this will be the first time they will play in a World Cup; for some, it will be their first major international tournament.

The 1966 World Cup winners are not expected to have a hugely successful campaign in Brazil. In fact, there are doubts whether they can get out of their group that has Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica.

However, the players are as optimistic and enthusiastic as they could be, with Sturridge certainly looking forward to the adventure of a lifetime in Brazil.

Having reached the USA, the 24-year-old Liverpool striker posted this photo on Instragram and the following message on social networking site Twitter.

For years, England have headed into a World Cup or a European Championship burdened with expectations and pressure. The fans still want the players to win the tournament in Brazil, but perhaps their expectations have been tempered.

However, this time England have a certain youthful vigour and buoyancy about themselves – something that could prove to be hugely productive in Brazil.

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