Belgium defeat England 1-0 as stars watch from bench

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"At the moment we are qualified and I think that was the priority that we were chasing for", he said.

Here are the highlights from day 15 at the World Cup. This means that if there's a draw, the victor will be decided by the fairplay score.

Finishing runners-up in Group G would mean a last-16 tie against the winners of Group H, Colombia.

"That's normally one of the stories that's always written about every hotel we stay at, there's always something close-by to distract us", Southgate said.

England are level on points, goal difference and goals scored with Roberto Martinez's team.

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez brushed aside any qualms about having the seemingly tougher route to the World Cup final after a 1-0 win over England that secured top spot in their last Group G match on Thursday.

Against England, the team operated on the idea that winning was not necessarily important because they were already progressed to the knockout stages, but they should still strive to win. England now sits on top, with only one yellow card versus Belgium's three bookings.

Tunisia bowed out of the World Cup with a 2-1 win against Panama in the final Group G game, coming from behind to claim victory.

"We know what we're up against, we know their players inside out and know what we've got to do". It came 15 minutes after Khazri's pin-point pass led to Fakhreddine Ben Youssef's equaliser.

The victor of this match will come up against Japan in the next round, just to throw a bit of balance into the "better to finish second" debate.

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"The players listened to me and were loyal and determined to keep the status quo."


"Dear fans, we're just as disappointed as you", the tweet read. Austria and West Germany Germany played a match where the West Germans won 1-0 and knocked out Algeria, who had beaten West Germany earlier.

Spare a thought for a reporter in a pickle.

Colombia's victory over Senegal was bittersweet with star playmaker James Rodriguez suffering a calf injury.

Facing Spain or France for the right to play in the World Cup final would be considered a toss-up by some, but avoiding a quarterfinal clash with Brazil could be a huge boon to either Belgium or England's World Cup hopes.

After the game, Pekerman told reporters he was anxious about the condition of the 26-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Bayern Munich from Real Madrid, while also attempting to play down the situation given Colombia's qualification for the last 16.

In the very last of the group stage games, the scenario was uncanny.

Southgate has made it plain that he wants that to be England, but nonetheless he won't be fielding his first XI, with Eric Dier, Gary Cahill, Phil Jones and Trent Alexander-Arnold all expected to make their World Cup bows.

England nearly responded immediately, but Rashford missed a glorious chance after being sent clear by Jamie Vardy, though Courtois managed to keep him out with a finger-tip save.