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The England squad have received some good news ahead of Sunday's soccer World Cup quarterfinal against Portugal.

Veteran Manchester United defender Gary Neville is fully fit and will take the field in Gelsenkirchen, having missed England's last three games with a calf injury.

He has not played since England's 1-0 win over Paraguay, but Neville says he is fine, he has been training fully and does not feel any niggles around his calf.

He says there is no way he will miss Sunday morning, and he is desperate to play in the match, as is every England player.

Neville says he is over 30 now, and this could be his last chance to play in a major World Cup game.

The quarterfinals begin tomorrow morning, with the all-star showdown between Germany and Argentina kicking off at three, and the Italy-Ukraine clash is at 7am.

On Sunday morning, the England - Portugal game, followed by Brazil play France at 7am.

The Brazil - France clash is a repeat of the 1998 final, which France won 3-0.

- NEWSTALK ZB