Belgium squad enjoy stroll around Kaliningrad ahead of England clash

Belgium squad enjoy stroll around Kaliningrad ahead of England clash

Belgium squad enjoy stroll around Kaliningrad ahead of England clash

Phil Jones expects England's final group game against Belgium to bear all the hallmarks of a Premier League encounter.

There have been two games so far that have produced seven goals in each. "He had no further damage but it is still uncomfortable", Martinez told his pre-match news conference on the eve of the game.

Gareth Southgate vs Roberto Martinez.

"We're trying to develop a winning mentality and I can't imagine a situation where I stand in front of the group of players I've got and start talking to them about anything else", said the former under-21s coach.

The teams have been among World Cup 2018's top scoring sides after Game 2, but their attacking prowess will fade under the pressure that accompanies this decisive game.

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.

One player who won't be taking it easy in this one is Vardy, as he'll be desperate to show what he can offer with the knockout stages in mind.

Of course, that's all assuming England can navigate their way past the last 16 stage; by no means a guarantee with Colombia one of three sides awaiting them alongside Senegal and Japan. "I don't think he will be training today and we will make a final assessment tonight".

This misguided notion that you have to beat the best to win the World Cup was proven false when Germany reached the 2002 final - although the lack of elite opposition perhaps proved telling when Die Mannschaft fell to Brazil after knockout wins over Paraguay, USA and South Korea. They've been ahead for about a minute and a half, in total, of their three matches and it's unusual to see them struggle as much as they have.

"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.

Granted, England might not have to lose to finish second. "We have to keep building that belief and building those experiences".

"We have won one knock-out match in the last 15 years or so, so our focus is to keep winning".

"We want to see every England fan coming over, especially now we are playing well". I don't think it would be professional of us to put those players at a risk of missing the knockout phase.

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