Gareth Southgate has claimed that he knows "19 or 20" of the names that will make up his 23-man England squad for the World Cup in Russia this summer.
The Three Lions boss spoke after his side's 1-1 friendly draw with Italy, which saw the Azzurri equalise late on through a controversial VAR decision which yielded a penalty.
The friendly was the England players' last chance to press home their case for a place on the plane, with the provisional 35-man squad due in with FIFA on May 14, and the final 23-man group required to be finalised by June 4.
"There have been some strong performances from individuals that have cemented... not their place in the squad, 19 or 20 of those were pretty clear, (but) it's often who are the next ones in if we get a problem in a particular area," Southgate told reporters on Tuesday.
"The things we've tried, we've learned a lot. What's really pleased me is the guys are solving problems on the pitch themselves: changes of formation from the opposition, patterns of working their way through different pressing tactics.
"That's a real plus, and will only improve the more we work together. I'm looking forward to the lead-in to a fantastic and exciting tournament for us."