Harry Kane set to start for England in group decider against Belgium

There are big expectations of Belgium's Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne

There are big expectations of Belgium's Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne

England have been urged to keep their World Cup momentum going as millions of fans across the country prepare to watch their group decider against Belgium.

Both England's Harry Kane and Belgium's Romelu Lukaku are both leading the goal tally at the moment, with five and four respectively.

While their last 16 opponents are still to be determined, progressing as group winners would feed England into a potential quarter-final meeting with the winners of Brazil vs Mexico, with either France, Argentina, Uruguay or Portugal lying in wait in the semi finals.

"His scoring record of goals per game is outstanding", said Southgate, who has yet to confirm the selection to his players but is well aware of Kane's desire to finish as the top scorer in Russian Federation.

Whoever finishes runners up of Group G will encounter Brazil or Mexico in the quarter finals, while the victor will face Sweden or Switzerland.

He said: "For tomorrow I hope it will be a good game because I'm afraid second place may be better in the group".

"But to be involved in a World Cup is something you work all your life for". They play in the same teams as the English players.




"What I've discussed with the players is we must not waste any energy thinking whether it's better to be first or second in the group, who we might play in future rounds", said Southgate.

The England boss called the game "an opportunity for players that need a match because they have not played a while".

The majority of those who take the field in Thursday's crunch encounter play in the English Premier League and it is for this reason that RT's special guest analyst Jose Mourinho is curious to see who comes out on top when club-mates meet each other in the worldwide arena.

Southgate has confirmed Eric Dier will start against Belgium, although the Tottenham man was only selected in 56% of your teams.

However, it was never proved if the match was thrown, but henceforth all final group matches were played together.

"We want to breed a mentality that everybody in our squad wants to constantly win. It is very important for us to protect and give every player the best possible programme to be in the best condition in the knockout game". "I don't think we can look any further than that".

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