England Fans Want To Lose Against Belgium In The World Cup


"All players with a yellow card and with minor injuries, they will not play". She scored points in the first two games and are guaranteed to go home after the group stage.

England's recent record in knockout matches at major tournaments will have some fans anxious, regardless of who they are playing.

Having already qualified for the knockout stage, England and Belgium played out one of the most freaky group games you'll see in a World Cup with both selecting B teams and appearing as though winning was the last thing on their mind.

Panama held a 1-0 lead at halftime because of an own-goal in which Jose Luis Rodriguez's hard shot deflected off of defender Yassine Meriah in the 33rd minute. Belgium appeared to be a reluctant victor.

England know if they beat Belgium they will face Japan in the last 16 in Rostov-on-Don on Monday, but defeat will force them to face Colombia in Moscow on Tuesday evening. Both teams have already been eliminated from Russian Federation 2018. The other side of the bracket, where Belgium is, features Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, France, Portugal and Uruguay. In 1/8 finals of the Belgians will play with Japan, and the British - Colombia.

"When you are leader and a manager you need to make decisions that are right for your group and sometimes those decisions will be criticised and I understand that", England manager Gareth Southgate told reporters.

"We made eight changes - nine if you include the substitution at half-time".

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Captain Harry Kane is the top goalscorer at the World Cup with five goals so far and the Tottenham talisman is likely to start against Belgium.

At halftime SBS football analyst Craig Foster suggested Belgium receiving two yellows was a tactical move and criticised the disrespect both sides showed to the fans, who were jeering and whistling throughout the boring opening stanza.

At a World Cup where everything had pretty much gone to plan for England and had seen Southgate lavished with praise, the coach found himself for the first time in Russian Federation under attack for not going all out to claim top spot and a date with Japan. This year I've been playing in a team at Real Sociedad who have made me grow as a player.

England knew that if they avoided defeat they would nearly certainly top Group E, but Adnan Januzaj's stunner ensured Belgium topped the group and will face Japan in the Round of 16.

"I'm not really too disappointed we finished second because we can beat Colombia, they're probably the stronger side but after that you never know, get a bit of luck in the draw, a bit of luck on the pitch and you can change then".

The 41-year-old was the first referee to brandish a red card in this World Cup as he dismissed Colombia's Carlos Sanchez for deliberate handball and gave Japan a penalty in their 2-1 success. It came 15 minutes after Khazri's pinpoint square pass produced Fakhreddine Ben Youssef's equalizer.