England vs Belgium (2018 FIFA World Cup)

Gareth Southgate makes huge Harry Kane call for Belgium clash

Harry Kane wants to continue his hunt for more goals

Audrey Robinson, 46, of Fulwell, said: "You'd expect better even though they didn't have a full team out because neither did Belgium".

"We have to develop a squad that embodies a lot of positivity and teamwork and also make sure everyone feels included", said the Red Devils' coach.

"We think that we need to keep winning football matches and we want to breed a mentality that everybody in our squad consistently wants to win", he said in his pre-match press conference.

"We are happy that tomorrow is probably one day too early, but I don't think he is going to take any longer than that".

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Belgium's next game will be against Japan, a team which Martinez described to be very "dynamic, well organized, strong and technical".

Coach Gareth Southgate didn't bother trotting out Harry Kane, the World Cup's leading scorer, or most of his starting back line.

"Every team who has got to the round of 16 has deserved to, so there are no easy games that we can see ahead of us".

Youri Tielemans did test Jordan Pickford with a fiercely struck effort just six minutes in that forced the Everton stopper into his best save of the World Cup so far. The first two will always be regarded as gimmies and we got what we should have out of them but we could have made a statement by coming away with nine points.

Subsequently, the only aspect of the group yet to be decided was which of the two teams would qualify at the top of the group.

Had England won against Belgium they would have topped the section and faced Japan, ranked 61 in the world, in Rostov on Monday. We're all fighting, we're all raring to go and we're all looking forward to the next game'.

Finishing second, England take on Colombia, with a potential quarterfinal against the victor of Sweden vs. Switzerland.

"Falcao had a hard time in England clearly, but outside of England he's a very high-profile player", said Cahill of his former Chelsea teammate.

"Many debutants were desperate to be involved and that pleases me", he said.

Whether Gareth Southgate's first-choice XI can produce the same performance levels as we saw against Tunisia and Panama after this latest setback remains to be seen.

One of the numerous Belgium players with Premier League experience to their name found the breakthrough goal - Januzaj rolling his boot over the ball to take Danny Rose out of the game, before bending one out of Pickford's reach. I know in some quarters that will be criticised but I am entirely comfortable with that.

The truth is there are no easy games in the knockouts, and in any case, it would be no surprise if England lost to Colombia and thus never benefitted from the supposed easy path. A collection of sides sufficiently intimidating that in the first half, Roberto Martinez seemed not to want to win, his team counter-attacking with all the speed of a 1967 Volga negotiating the foothills of the Urals.

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