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England second, Fair Play rules in Group H

England second, Fair Play rules in Group H

England qualified as runners-up in Group G and booked a World Cup last-16 date with Colombia as Adnan Januzaj earned a 1-0 win for Belgium on a curious night in Kaliningrad.

Playing Colombia will be harder than playing Japan (who we would have played if we won tonight), but it does mean an easier draw after that - dodging Brazil.

But for now - England vs. Colombia is set for Tuesday July 3 (7 pm BST KO) from Otkrytie Arena, Moscow, Russia.

"If I go and headbutt Roberto in the last five minutes then you'll know that we're maybe taking a different approach to getting through", he chuckled. "You can not plan the ideal scenario, you've seen big nations already eliminated", said the Spaniard.

With both teams not keen to take any risks, little happened before Batshuayi forced a corner which then saw a shot from Marouane Fellaini blocked by Alexander-Arnold on the line.

With all the unexpected scorelines, France, Argentina, Brazil, Portugal and Uruguay have all ended up on the same side of the knock-out draw, while Spain is the only recognised superpower on the other side of the draw.

'We have got 20 outfield players now who have played in a World Cup - that's hugely important for the feeling in our camp over the next few weeks.

Southgate was adamant nothing other than three points against Belgium has been discussed, insisting his side are prepared for the prospect of facing more hard opponents, having beaten Panama and Tunisia so far in Russian Federation.

"That´s the reality. We wanted to qualify, we´ve done that".

Belgium did collect the three points, beating England 1-0, and secured first place in the group on Adnan Januzaj's curling shot.

Sammy Sadovnik calls England-Belgium on Telemundo and NBCSN, joined by Eduardo Biscayart and Diego Forlan.

Belgium's Manager Roberto Martinez is expected to make at least 6 changes to his lineup with Romelu Lukaku (ruled out with an injury), Dries Mertens (ankle problem), Eden Hazard (nursing a calf problem) along with Thomas Meunier, Kevin De Bruyne and Jan Vertonghen all of whom are a booking away from suspension.

"I think about the line-up before the match and standing side-by-side with guys who I have played 200 games with at Spurs".

What could have been a tantalizing match between two strong European teams turned out to be a bit of a letdown, though there is no proof either side was trying to lose.

England defender Gary Cahill barely saves a Belgian goal after a major blunder by goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (seated, centre, and watching) who nearly put the ball in his own net.

On the other end, Kane's replacement up front for England, Jamie Vardy, tried his luck with a header.

Sports data company Gracenote has given England a 24 percent chance of reaching the semifinals should they win the group, which increases to 35 percent should England finish second.

Neither team will ever publicly state the desire to lose or intentionally commit fouls to get more yellow cards, but both countries will not be unhappy if they can avoid the top place in pool G.

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