Southgate and the Football Association are determined to use the Confederations Cup as a valuable fact-finding mission ahead of Russia 2018.
Cameroon will face world champions Germany in the group stage of this summer's FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.
Cristiano Ronaldo has said it would be a dream to win the Confederations Cup with Portugal, ahead of their first ever appearance in the tournament.
Gab Marcotti joins Alison Bender to discuss if the future of the Confederations Cup is in jeopardy.
Coach Joachim Low and general manager Oliver Bierhoff have hinted that they will not take their best players to the 2017 tournament.
Officials overseeing World Cup preparations in the southern Russian city of Sochi say construction work on the city's stadium has finished on time.