Top of the group, or second

England WAGs dinner

SPLASH NEWS WAGS The wives and girlfriends of England players headed out for a glam dinner

Michy Batshuayi's celebration - Not everyone noticed Michy Batshuayi celebrate the Belgian goal but this who did certainly enjoyed it, he grabbed the ball and went to smash it into the net but managed to kick the ball onto the post and have it rebound onto his face! It kind of summed the match up. So that they'd be at the peak of their form and conditioning, in order to produce their most optimal performance and ... lose?

The victor of group G will be decided on fair play ratings and England have collected two yellow cards to Belgium's three going into the tie. And again when Leander Dendoncker chopped Rose once more. I can't imagine a situation where I stand in front of the group of players I have got and start talking to them about anything else.

After qualifying from Group G in second pace, England are set to face Group H winners Colombia in the last 16 on Tuesday, before potentially facing either Sweden or Switzerland in the quarter finals.

England haven't won a knockout game at a tournament since they beat Ecuador in the last-16 of the World Cup in 2006.

And people are nearly making out that England did this on objective, one fan said: "England losing is possibly the smartest thing they could've done.avoid Brazil, Argentina, Uraguay, Portugal, France and Belgium".

His second-choice lineup delivered the result most English fans hoped it would; The result, perhaps, England's bench thought it would, or at least weren't concerned it might. Those players now - disappointed now [because] they didn't play well - what a chance.

England's support has swelled as the team have excelled in the tournament. Tunisia and Panama are eliminated.

German media have given a damning verdict of the campaign, which will be remembered as the first time since 1938 that the country has failed to make it past the first round.

And his refusal to send on captain Harry Kane even as England struggled for an equaliser proved his sights were fixed on the knockout stages.

If Southgate wanted second and the easier side of the draw, his message did not get through to the Leicester City striker.

Jamie Vardy and Marcus Rashford were energetic but lacked punch.

Coach Gareth Southgate didn't bother trotting out Harry Kane, the World Cup's leading scorer, or most of his starting back line.

"I've got to think through all of those things: competition for places, players who need match minutes, and keeping the unity of the squad", said the England manager.

England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made an early save on a shot from Youri Tielemans.

A weird moment shortly after saw Michy Batshuayi flick the ball goalwards for Pickford to collect, only for it to squirm out of his grasp to give Batshuayi a second attempt.

"I'm very disappointed", the Liverpool man said. None of this free-flowing, high-scoring football malarkey.

Rare that there is ever a moment to be so relaxed at a World Cup, but he has earned it. Southgate has been clear in his intention to let the players loose socially, to do their own thing, to treat them as responsible adults and let that permeate onto the pitch on match-days.

Win and Southgate is the genius some have been billing him for the past three weeks.

Germany failed to make it past the World Cup group stage.

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