Saints trio Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw today jet off with England for the team’s training camp in Portugal.
Roy Hodgson is taking his men on a five-day trip to Vale de Lobo, as they begin their World Cup preparations.
They depart after a charity fund-raising ball at their Grove Hotel base in Hertfordshire last night.
England’s first warm-up match takes place against Peru, at Wembley, on Friday, May 30.
The squad then travels to Miami for another camp, where they will play friendly games against Ecuador and Honduras.