But if you change the players and the system, you are taking a risk.
Jason Pine provides all you need to know about this morning's World Cup games.
Asked about the challenge that awaits against Colombia, Alexander-Arnold said: "Everyone who is in the last 16 deserves to be there".
They managed to beat Japan in their final game of the competition but it failed to make any difference from their World Cup fate. "It is not going to be easy at all".
Amazingly, this has been used as recently as 1990, when Ireland and the Netherlands tied for Group F. They both drew all three games, scored two goals and conceded two goals each and Sepp Blatter was forced to draw one of two balls out of a bowl. I have a memory of many, many years ago, my father grew up in New Jersey and-he played tennis and basketball-he was not a soccer player, but he liked the sport and he would go see his high school team play and he had friends on the team and stuff like that. Midfielder Keisuke Honda remained on the bench, just as he did at the start of their previous two games. I think when Canada won their only Gold Cup title in 2000 I think it was, I think they advanced on lots. "They're all going to support us and we know we can do it". Equally, they had one big chance and they took it. Give Japan credit for making it out of the group stages given all the outside noise this team was dealing with, but it's only good result was a win over an undermanned Columbia.More news: Heather Locklear arrested and charged again with battery against first responders
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Striker Marcus Rashford said it was important not to let the result against Belgium affect England's mentality moving forward.
Despite only ranked 24th in the world, the Swedes surpassed all expectations as they did not only secure their spot in the last-16, but they ended up winning Group F after an emphatic 3-0 victory over Mexico in their final group stage game.
"Sometimes it's hard to keep the positivity and spirits up, especially after a defeat, but we were playing against a good team today".
The midfield, and especially Takashi Inui and Gaku Shibasaki (both based in Spain), looked solid and confidence grew in the Senegal game.
"Let's hope what happens today and tomorrow will be analysed more calmly", added Falcao, while Mina knows how important the 2014 Golden Boot victor is to the country as a whole.