Harry Kane dropped as England prepare to play B team against Belgium

Romelu Lukaku

GETTYRomelu Lukaku is likely to miss Belgium's game with England on Thursday

After just about squeaking through the group stages at Italia '90, England came up against Belgium in the last 16.

To change or not to change, that has been one of the big questions before England's final Group G game on Thursday against Belgium with last-16 qualification already assured.

The forward scored twice in England's opening fixture against Tunisia, including a last-gasp victor.

Vertonghen is of the opinion that it will be a special match between two top quality sides who have looked solid in the opening stages of the World Cup. Here's what Three Lions stars of yesteryear have had to say.

Typically both teams would be desperate to top the group at this point in the competition to avoid a tougher draw in the next round.

Now the Three Lions are ahead of Belgium on the table thanks to the fact that the Red Devils have accrued three yellow cards to England's two.

But others insist that the momentum of winning is important and England need not fear any other teams in the World Cup.

The final game is their last chance to play for pride and go home with at least a draw or a win.

The Belgium game is all any of the players are focused on at the moment, but a victory over Roberto Martinez's free-scoring Red Devils could really change the destination of the hype-train. Nope, it's not working.

The top half of the draw consists of all the major heavyweights - Uruguay, Portugal, France, Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico.

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 global arena.

They then played Germany in the semis and, in all honesty, Pies' memory gets a bit hazy after that.

Quarter-finals: Mexico or Brazil.

"I think we can go all the way, I genuinely do", Lampard told the BBC's World Cup Daily Podcast.

Add to that England and Belgium's bad records in the knockout stages.

This has also ignited a debate on what each team's priority should be.

"I think Roberto will rest them, I don't think that is going to be an issue".

England's players know the pair well from numerous domestic clashes over the years.

In midfield, Jesse Lingard and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are handed starting berths but Eric Dier is overlooked once again with Jordan Henderson keeping his place.

"It just shows that any team can be vulnerable", said Southgate, who more than most Englishmen has suffered at the hands of German footballers. "We're focusing purely, I think, on one game at a time, I think that's the best way to look at football". I would love my team to keep winning, keep winning, keep winning. He followed that up with a hat-trick against Panama, giving the forward the outright lead in the race for the Golden Boot ahead of Romelu Lukaku and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Japan, on four points alongside Senegal, take on Poland in Volgograd while the African team play Colombia, who have three points, in Samara.

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