Photos showing the unusual way of training were posted on the team's official Twitter account. The team was divided into two groups and played a game of tag with a chicken.

After the warm-up, the training session went on as usual.

Earlier on Tuesday, FIFA correspondent Laure James, who attended England's morning training session, reported via Twitter that all 23 Gareth Southgate's men took part in the training.

England will play Croatia at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday morning at 4:00am AEST.