Liverpool ace Alexander-Arnold joins select group in England v Belgium clash

Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku

Belgium fan Mark Moors, 50, from Brussels, said he agreed with his national team's manager and preferred a draw with England.

The penultimate match of the group stages will see England take on Belgium with freakish coincidences as both teams having the exact same number of points, the exact same number of goal difference, the exact same number of goals scored, but England leads the group by fair play after receiving only 2 yellow cards compared to the 3 Belgium have. Tomorrow we want to perform well but the priority is not to win.

Goal-nado - Harry Kane has been scoring goals for fun. "We've not won a knockout game since 2006", he said in response to a journalist's question about who he would prefer to face in the semi-final.

While most of the country have allowed themselves to believe that "Football's coming home", a nod to their belief they will win the World Cup once more, they must go into their final group game with Belgium ensuring that confidence does not turn into complacency. That would mean we top the group.

Following the much changed sides from both England and Belgium, fans were quick to make links of the two teams wanting to lose.

Then again, Mexico could topple Brazil in the Round of 16.

Skipper Harry Kane, now the tournament's top scorer with five goals, has mentioned the pride of the players in each other and the belief in the dressing room.

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Sweden and Germany both had three points, and South Korea had zero. "We are happy and thinking about what comes next", he said. They also controlled possession, holding the ball 70% of the time.

England and Belgium battle it out for top spot in their group on Thursday as the remaining teams at the World Cup digest Germany´s astonishing exit from the tournament in Russian Federation.

Wright says Kane would have wanted to play against Belgium, but would have accepted Gareth Southgate's decision to benefit the team in the long run.

"We have no idea who, when or where we will play", said Southgate.

Roberto Martinez has indicated the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Jan Vertongen and Kevin De Bruyne are likely to be rested for the game. Gary Cahill and Marcus Rashford may get their first start of this World Cup.

"That is what attracts everybody to World Cup".

If England are looking for omens, Belgium finished bottom of that very same group.

Let's start with the most glaringly obvious: there is no doubt which set of fans would out win the battle of noise should England meet the South Americans.

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