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World Cup • Group G
  • 2nd Half
  • England
  • Belgium
  • JanuzajMertens
    86'
  • Alexander-ArnoldWelbeck
    79'
  • VermaelenKompany
    74'
  • Januzaj
    51'
  • 1/2 Time
  • England
  • Belgium
  • StonesMaguire
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • England
  • Belgium
  • Dendoncker
    33'
  • Tielemans
    19'
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England - Belgium
World Cup - 28 June 2018

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  • End of 2nd Half
90+3' 

FT: England 0-1 Belgium. Januzaj's goal secures top spot in Group G for the Red Devils. Southgate and Co will now meet Colombia in the last 16 on Tuesday. Belgium meet Japan on Monday.

90+2' 

Belgium finishing stronger. Fellaini takes a pass on the run on the left of the box, but lashes his effort into the side netting.

90+1' 

Almost two as England survive an almighty goalmouth scramble. How did that stay out?

90' 

Three minutes added.

89' 

SAVE! Mertens lets rip with a first-time 20-yard drive that Pickford is forced to push away.

89' 

England still pressing but it's looking like Belgium are going to top the group unless we have late drama.

  • Dries Mertens
    OffAdnan JanuzajBelgiumBELGIUM CHANGE: Mertens on for Januzaj.
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  • Dries Mertens
    OnDries MertensBelgium
87' 

BELGIUM CHANGE: Mertens on for Januzaj.

86' 

Loftus-Cheek skips past his man but then overcooks his cross from the left with Welbeck racing into the middle.

85' 

No sign of Kane. England happy with second spot?

83' 

Courtois punches Rashford's left-wing corner straight to Welbeck who sees his low drive hacked off the line.

82' 

Rashford whips the free kick over the wall, but can't get it down fast enough and it flashes just over the bar.

81' 

Free kick to England 25 yards out, right of centre.

80' 

ENGLAND CHANGE: Welbeck on, Alexander-Arnold off.

78' 
77' 

STAT: Belgium have won each of their past two World Cup matches by a margin of three goals - no team has won three consecutive matches at the tournament by three or more goals.

76' 

Trent AA fires a deep free kick from the left to the far post for Maguire, but Courtois does brilliantly to come off his line and snatch the defender's header back across goal out of the air.

75' 

England still probing. They've reacted well to going behind, but the clock is ticking down.

74' 

BELGIUM CHANGE: Kompany on, Vermaelen off.

71' 

Ouch!

70' 

Rose nods back Trent AA's clipped ball, but Delph's drive from the edge of the box deflects to safety.

69' 

VIDEO: Rashford's sitter.

68' 
Januzaj, Dier - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G - England-Belgium - Getty Images
67' 
66' 

Vardy touches a lovely ball through for Rashford, who races clean through before curving his shot wide of the far post. It seemed to take a touch off Courtois's fingertips but he should still have scored.

65' 
Rashford, Vermaelen - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G - England-Belgium - Getty Images
64' 

As it stands, England will meet Colombia in the last 16 and Belgium will face Japan.

63' 

This is great!

62' 
Adnan Januzaj celebrates scoring for Belgium against England
61' 

Belgium briefly down to 10 men while Vermaelen receives treatment.... And now he's back on with a patch on his head.

60' 
58' 

Vermaelen is caught in an aerial challenge by Vardy. The Belgian defender will need treatment for a nasty-looking cut.

57' 

Exactly.

56' 

Januzaj threatens again on the right of the box, but this time Maguire gets a timely block on the shot.

55' 

VIDEO: Januzaj's opener.

54' 

Trent AA takes the resulting free kick but curves it straight into the wall.

53' 

Loftus-Cheek powers forward and is brought crashing to the floor 25 yards from goal. Free kick to England in a dangerous central position.

52' 
  • Adnan Januzaj
    GoalAdnan JanuzajBelgiumGOAL! Belgium lead. Januzaj cuts in from the right past Rose and curls a superb shot into the far corner.
    TodayGoals1On target1Blocked Shots1Fouls1
51' 

GOAL! Belgium lead. Januzaj cuts in from the right past Rose and curls a superb shot into the far corner.

50' 

Rashford springs into life once more, flying beyond two challenges before being held up by a third. Better from the England forwards.

49' 

Vardy wins a 50-50 and nicks the ball through for Rashford, who fires well wide from the left of the box with an attempted curler.

48' 
  • Harry Maguire
    OffJohn StonesEnglandENGLAND HT CHANGE: Maguire on for Stones.
  • Harry Maguire
    OnHarry MaguireEngland
47' 

ENGLAND HT CHANGE: Maguire on for Stones.

  • 2nd Half
46' 

KICK OFF! Belgium get the contest back up and running.

 
  • End of 1st Half
45+1' 

HT: England 0-0 Belgium. The Red Devils have shaded it, but as it stands England will top the group.

45' 

Loftus-Cheek whips a lovely ball in-behind the Belgium defence towards the run of Delph, but the England man can't quite get on the end of it.

44' 
43' 
England's Phil Jones in action with Belgium's Marouane Fellaini
42' 

Meanwhile, there has been a goal elsewhere in Group G....

40' 

Chadli floats a ball to the far left of the penalty area. Hazard is left free but can't guide a tricky volley to execute on target.

39' 
Dembélé, Delph - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G - England-Belgium - Getty Images
38' 

Hazard with another half chance for the Belgians, but he gets his lines all wrong and England survive.

38' 
37' 

Batshuayi rises well to try and meet the corner but can't make anything of it. The Red Devils have edged this half so far.

36' 

Januzaj seizes upon a loose header. He miscues his 25-yard strike, but it takes a nick off an England foot and goes behind for a corner.

35' 
35' 

Loftus-Cheek meets the left-wing delivery but can't guide his header on target.

34' 

Alexander Arnold looks to whip the resulting free kick into the mix, but his low delivery is poor and diverts off a defender and behind for a corner.

  • Leander Dendoncker
    Yellow cardLeander DendonckerBelgiumLeander Dendoncker barges into Rose and gives away a free kick on the far left. The Belgian also goes into the book.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1Free Kicks2
33' 

Leander Dendoncker barges into Rose and gives away a free kick on the far left. The Belgian also goes into the book.

31' 

Trent AA marauds down the right but overcooks a cross that Courtois gives a nervous glance before waving it wide of his goal.

30' 
28' 

DID YOU KNOW? This is the fifth time that Belgium have won their opening two matches at a WC - the only previous time they have won all three was in 2014. They've looked the more likely so far.

27' 

The resulting corner causes panic in the England defence. Fellaini chests it down and fires in a low shot that Trent Alexander-Arnold hacks to safety from beside the far post.

26' 

Batshuayi makes a nuisance of himself. He powers into the right side of the box, but Stones is there to block his low drive.

25' 

'God save the Queen' belting out around the stadium, but not much happening on the pitch.

24' 

Whistles as Belgium pop it about at the back in no real hurry whatsoever.

22' 

Trent AA whips a dangerous ball into the middle, but it's a Belgian head that gets it to safety.

21' 

England move further ahead in the fair play table - which it will come down to if this is a draw.

  • Youri Tielemans
    Yellow cardYouri TielemansBelgiumNow we do have a first yellow as Tielemans gifts England a free kick on the left.
    TodayOn target1Yellow Cards1Fouls1
20' 

Now we do have a first yellow as Tielemans gifts England a free kick on the left.

19' 

Loftus-Cheek spins beyond Fellaini, who fouls him and is lucky not to pick up a caution.

18' 

A lovely turn and change of pace from Tielemans, but his low ball towards the feet of Batshuayi is easily cut out.

16' 
15' 

VIDEO: Cahill to the rescue.

14' 

Alexander-Arnold volleys in from the right but Vardy's header is a few yards wide.

12' 

Cahill rises at the far post, but the referee reckons he's jumped using the defender and awards a soft free kick.

11' 

At the other end, England win a corner. Loftus-Cheek curves it in from the right... it's cleared to Rashford who lets fly with a shot that deflects for another corner.

10' 

CLOSE! Januzaj jinks at Rose and clips a dangerous ball into the box for Fellaini. The Man United midfielder nods down towards Michy Batshuayi, who makes a nuisance of himself and almost squirms an effort under Pickford, but Cahill is there to clear off the line.

9' 
8' 

DID YOU KNOW? Belgium are unbeaten in their last 11 World Cup group games.

7' 
6' 

SAVE! Youri Tielemans takes aim from 25 yards and fires in a dipping effort that Pickford just about manages to beat away.

5' 
4' 

If England win here they will have triumphed in all three of their group stage matches of a World Cup for the first time since 1982, when they beat France, Czechoslovakia and Kuwait.

3' 

Vardy surges down the right flank onto an error and gets to the byline. He fizzes a low ball into the six-yard box towards Rashford, but Courtois clears with his feet.

2' 

STAT: England have notched eight goals in Russia so far. That's the same tally as in 1954 and 1990. The only time the Three Lions have scored more was when they grabbed 11 in 1966.

  • 1st Half
1' 

KICK OFF! England get us underway.

18.58 
18.55 

Hmm...

18.50 
18.42 

VOTE: Which 2018 World Cup team has the best fans?

18.30 

Will Harry Kane get some game-time towards the end of the match to try and bolster his bid to be the tournament's top scorer? In his absence, Eric Dier skippers the side.

18.25 

A big night ahead for this young man. A Champions League final followed by an appearance at the World Cup. What a couple of months for Trent!

18.20 

Roberto Martinez: "The difficulty that we have in Belgium is that we have too many players that deserve to win the World Cup. Anyone could play. If that's the case, they need to be ready, to be ambassadors of our game in Belgium. We need to create momentum in the squad."

Belgium's coach Roberto Martinez attends a press conference on the eve of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between England and Belgium
18.15 

Southgate: "I've heard talk of it being better finishing second, but how do you work all that out, really? What I've discussed with the players is that we must not waste any energy thinking whether it's better to be first or second in the group, or who we might play in future rounds."

Gareth Southgate lors d'Angleterre - Panama / Coupe du monde 2018
18.10 

England make eight changes with just Jordan Pickford, John Stones and Ruben Loftus-Cheek keeping their place in the starting XI. That means Harry Kane misses out despite having the golden boot in his sights. As for Belgium, they go one better and make nine changes with only goalkeeper Courtois and defender Dedryck Boyata retained from the side that thumped Tunisia 5-2.

18.05

CONFIRMED TEAMS - ENGLAND: Pickford, Alexander-Arnold, Rose, Jones, Stones, Cahill, Dier, Delph, Loftus-Cheek, Rashford, Vardy. /// BELGIUM: Courtois, Dendoncker, Boyata, Vermaelen, Fellaini, Dembele, Tielemans, Chadli, T Hazard, Januzaj, Batshuayi.

18.00 

Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of England's clash with Belgium at Kaliningrad Stadium. Both sides have already qualified for the last 16 by virtue of their respective 100 percent records from two games played. The heat is off in terms of reaching the knockout stage, but this match remains crucial in determining who tops Group G. With points and goal difference dead level, England currently lead the pool courtesy of fair play. It's the first real test for both sides in Russia and all gets underway from 19:00 BST.