Cape Town - Pep
Guardiola is confident Manchester City defender John Stones will play
in the remaining games of the season to force his way into the World Cup
The manager of the recently crowned English Premier league Champions
said the defender has been nursing an abductor injury, but is racing
against time to play the last matches of the season to boost his chances
of making Gareth Southgate's squad for the tournament in Russia.
The 23-year old defender has been out of action since playing for his
country in the international friendly against Italy in March.
The Three Lions are in Group G along with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama.
They will start their World Cup campaign with a match against
Tunisia, before playing Panama and will end it up with a match against
Belgium, with the two countries tipped to fight for top spot in the
Guardiola told BBC about Stones' prospects: "It is getting better.
"Hopefully he can play the last games and hopefully he can get to the World Cup."
"I think he will be fine, yes."