Belgium's De Bruyne set to miss 'celebration' England clash

Posted June 28, 2018

Harry Kane is set to start for England in their final World Cup group game against Belgium on Thursday.

"We've not won a knockout game since 2006; why we're trying to plot what would be a better route for our semi-final is beyond me".

"We know what Felli is capable of", Jones said. I wanted it to go well for Roy and I wanted it to go well for Sam.

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The match in Kaliningrad will decide who finishes top of Group G, with both sides already through to the round of 16 after two wins out of two.

What is likely, however, is that Belgium coach Roberto Martinez and his English counterpart Gareth Southgate will rest some of their regular starters and give match time to back-up squad players.

World champions Germany finished bottom of Group E following their 2-0 defeat against South Korea on Wednesday, ruling out the prospect of a potential quarterfinal clash with England in Kazan, while Argentina required an 86th minute victor against Nigeria on Tuesday to avoid being knocked out. "We've learned an enormous amount from studying Germany as a team, last summer [at the Confederations Cup] not least, and implemented that".

Both teams are already through to the knockout stages, with the victor of their clash progressing as group winners.

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"Indirectly, they've had a big bearing on what we're doing now, but in sport and in life you have to keep evolving".

Thursday's Group G clash with England is another chance to reignite his personal goalscoring duel with Harry Kane, as the England captain has hit 5 goals already at the mundial following his hat-trick against Panama.

"So I felt then that I had to make sure that if there are opportunities in life you have got to go for it".

However, Marcus Rashford could come in for Raheem Sterling up front while Danny Rose, Eric Dier and Fabian Delph are all tipped to feature. "We are extremely proud of each other really". In the event of a draw, whoever is better off in terms of FIFA's fair play table would win the group.

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"We're always talking with our players about discipline on the pitch, avoiding giving away unnecessary free-kicks".