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England And Belgium Make Sweeping Changes For Clash Neither Wants To Win

Gareth Southgate

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By finishing second in the group, England have though avoided a loaded top half of the draw containing past winners Brazil, France, Argentina and Uruguay as well as European champions Portugal.

England and Belgium both approached their final game of the group stages with the luxury of knowing their place in the last-16 was already secured.

With the benefit of being the last teams to play in the group stage, both teams will have full knowledge of the knockout bracket by the time they kickoff at 6am - which may lead to the odd situation of both teams attempting to lose the match.

Reality check or phoney war?

'We need to look at ourselves, we are a stronger group than we were before the game.

England then pushed on looking for an equalizer but they lacked a cutting edge.

But England top Group G because they have a better disciplinary record, after receiving two bookings compared to Belgium's three.

NBCSN, the exclusive USA cable TV home of the Premier League, will simulcast in Spanish the FIFA World Cup match between England and Belgium this Thursday, June 28, with live coverage beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET from Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad.

Januzaj suddenly sparked the game into life moments later when he twisted and turned inside the England box before curling a wonderful strike into the top corner.

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With 35 Premier League players from the 2017/18 campaign playing for either England or Belgium during the World Cup there will be plenty of familiar faces on show. If they lose then this game will be viewed as the night when vital momentum was lost. Usually, that is on a run, but after dislocating his shoulder in Repino during a day off last week, Southgate has spent time gathering his thoughts on a Wattbike, instead.

Momentum is a crucial commodity in tournament football and England sacrificed some here, although that must be qualified by that much-changed starting line-up.

Striker Marcus Rashford said it was important not to let the result against Belgium affect England's mentality moving forward.

So we may be watching a match with 21 players reluctant to win and one desperate to score. This was confirmation that Kane is indispensable.

Southgate's selection gave some of England's under-utilised squad the opportunity to make him sit up and take notice for the knockout stages.

Despite England pushing hard late on with a number of half chances they couldn't break down Belgium.

Can he make it 6 or more goals in 3 matches?

Nacer Chadli and Youri Tielemans are named as wing-backs with Marouane Fellaini and Mousa Dembele in central midfield, while Adnan Januzaj, Thorgan Hazard and Michy Batshuayi are named as the front trio.

They finished runners-up to Croatia and are now seeded on the same side of the bracket as whoever wins Group G. You can see he has got himself together and he played very well.

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