Should England lose to Belgium? Former Three Lions stars fire warning

28 June, 2018, 17:13 | Author: Isabel Grant
  • Romelu Lukaku's team-mate Eden Hazard

After a last-gasp 2-1 win against Tunisia and then a 6-1 thrashing of a Panama team who, as Rio Ferdinand said, had all the quality of a non-league side, suddenly "football's coming home".

Unlike Southgate, the former Everton and Wigan manager said he was approaching Thursday's game with one eye firmly on the knockout rounds.

"We've not won a knockout game since 2006, why are we starting to plot which venue would be better for a semi-final is beyond me really", Southgate said.

Quite so. Even tonight's match against Belgium is unlikely to be the test that Southgate would probably like.

With Germany suffering a shock elimination and Brazil not yet guaranteed to qualify, some have suggested finishing second in the group would give England, who are in the aforementioned pair's half of the draw, an easier route to the final.

Group G at the World Cup is almost all but decided.

Marcus Rashford could also come in for Raheem Sterling, who has underperformed so far in Russian Federation.

England play Belgium at Kaliningrad Stadium at 7pm United Kingdom time. The final round of matches in group H take place at 3pm.

More news: Australia eye win to reach Round of 16

"We've got loads of friends who were umming and ahhing whether to come", he said. "We want to win". That would mean we top the group.

"We have to go out to play well in every game and to try and win every game". We just have a hunch.

England fan Will Tomlinson, 34, who has travelled to Russian Federation, said he hoped for an English influx as the team progressed through the tournament.

"In sport and in life you have to keep evolving. You assume there will be more but you might get an injury or something else". They will only ask themselves: "Are we not good enough to play the big guns yet?" .

"They were close to the wire against Sweden and they have not been able to break Korea down".

Granted, England might not have to lose to finish second. Kyle Walker is on a booking so will be rested for the last-16.

England fans were brimming with confidence ahead of the Three Lions' World Cup group decider against Belgium, whose fans feared the threat of Harry Kane.

External Link Oliver Kay tweet: I am so, so up for England NOT winning Group G. Totally understand all the counter-arguments, including momentum and, yes, the possibility of facing Colombia.

Recommended:

  • Apple iOS 12 public beta: How to install, top features, and more

    Apple iOS 12 public beta: How to install, top features, and more

    If not, using the new Control Center shortcut and toggling the feature off in camera settings (shown above) should fit the bill. If that sounds appealing, and you're not scared of inherent bugs, the iOS 12 public beta program is now officially open to all.
    England advances with 6-1 win v Panama

    England advances with 6-1 win v Panama

    England are now top of the group, despite the two countries having the same number of points, goal difference and goals scored. Lingard had a superb game, scoring a world-class goal and showing typically exquisite movement off the ball.

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders Restaurant Tweet May Have Been an Ethics Violation

    Lexington is located about 190 miles (304 kilometers) south west of the nation's capital, in the rural Shenandoah Valley. On Friday, a Facebook user claiming to be a waiter at The Red Hen in Lexington , Virginia said he served Ms.
  • US Tells Allies to Stop Buying Iranian Oil, Says Waivers 'Unlikely'

    US Tells Allies to Stop Buying Iranian Oil, Says Waivers 'Unlikely'

    Rouhani said Iran maintained the right to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes. Yet the Iran deal itself is still intact, without the US.

    Senegal, Japan share the points in thriller

    For the second straight match, Japan had high-profile support in the stands. Japan had only two. "But after that I think we did pretty well".
    Colombia vs Poland: Radamel Falcao scores as Colombia thrash Poland 3-0

    Colombia vs Poland: Radamel Falcao scores as Colombia thrash Poland 3-0

    Following Colombia's convincing 3-0 win over Poland , the FC crew assess Los Cafeteros' chances of beating Japan and advancing to the round of 16.
  • Online Shopping Is About to Get More Expensive

    Online Shopping Is About to Get More Expensive

    The biggest online retailer, Amazon .com, took a small hit, even though it already collects taxes on its sales in all states. When Amazon opens a fulfillment center in a state, it starts collecting sales tax, noted the report.
    Neymar hits back at World Cup critics

    Neymar hits back at World Cup critics

    Don't miss a moment of the World Cup! He took the field for the match between Belgium and Panama in Sochi last Monday. Costa Rica , meanwhile, are out but the Central Americans were far from disgraced here.
    Belgium unchanged for Tunisia clash at World Cup

    Belgium unchanged for Tunisia clash at World Cup

    VAR was used, confirming that the challenge was illegal and that it had taken place just inside the penalty area. Group G of the 2018 FIFA World Cup is really will take shape when Belgium and Tunisa meet.
  • NY teen hacked to death with machete over mistaken identity; 5 arrested

    NY teen hacked to death with machete over mistaken identity; 5 arrested

    Bronx native Cardi B has even weighed on the incident and called out officers for being quick to "harass" residents, but not help. Grieving mother Leandra Feliz said, "I hope they go to the end and find all the people who were involved in this criminal case".
    Rumored Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 could bring a big boost to ARM PCs

    Rumored Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 could bring a big boost to ARM PCs

    It's now reportedly crafting a new chip called the Snapdragon 1000 that's purpose-built for upcoming desktops and laptops. The SD1000 SoC will have a 12W TDP and be competitive with Intel's Y-Series (4.5W) and U-Series (15W) processors.
    Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas on a dinner date in Mumbai

    Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas on a dinner date in Mumbai

    Ever since, Priyanka and Nick have been enjoying "us" time either on coffee dates, dinner dates or even on baseball outings too. Priyanka Chopra Unfinished She continued as, I've always wanted to write a book, but the timing never felt right.


Popular

State protection for Zimbabwe’s presidential hopefuls after blast
He said the attack was aimed at sowing "mayhem and turmoil" and described it as an "assault against democracy". The MSU hub is one of the six innovation centres to be launched at other State universities soon.

Defending Birmingham Champion Petra Kvitova Back in the Final
Kvitova looked towards that big semifinal and the advantages that Buzarnescu can have on a grass court herself. During practice, we played here today, but during the match, it's going to be something totally different.

Moscow confectioners build life-size chocolate Messi for Argentine striker's birthday
But Fabregas points out that all of his strikes have come from either a set-piece, a penalty or a mistake. He does not have the quality in behind him when he needs someone who can help him build up the play ".

Escalating trade fight weighs on global stocks, boosts Treasuries
The EU has long blamed China for flooding its markets with cheap steel, and has imposed its own steep tariffs on Beijing . Amazon shares fell more than 3.5%, while shares of Google and Facebook fell 3.67% and 3.77%, respectively.

FIFA WC: Vela, Hernandez help Mexico win against S Korea 2-1
If Germany lose to Sweden in the evening's Group F game at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi then Joachim Löw's side will be out. According to oddsmakers, Mexico is a -149 favorite to win on the moneyline.

Rohr: Super Eagles Must Attack Argentina, We Can’t Play For Draw
However, it's possible neither will play, particularly as Croatia are virtually guaranteed top spot in the group. Tying one's first game at a World Cup doesn't have to be a big deal.

Eurozone agrees deal to pave way for end to Greece's bailout
Athens will have to undergo quarterly reviews of its finances (more frequent than during the bailouts) and adhere to strict budget constraints.

Captain Kane delivers for England on big stage
Former England worldwide Gary Neville has lavished praise on striker Harry Kane after his hat-trick in the World Cup on Sunday. They are architecturally attractive ", Southgate said.

Trump says Republicans should stop "wasting their time" on immigration
Despite Trump's stance, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the chamber would press ahead on legislation next week. Trump is now urging his fellow Republicans to focus on the 2018 mid-term elections which take place in November.

Fallen Kingdom' Pacing For $133 Million Opening Weekend
The Jurassic franchise may take breaks for a few years, but we'll probably see many more of these films. Considering how forgettable Jurassic Park III was, that's really saying something.