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Starting XI: England vs Belgium

2018 FIFA World Cup Starting XI: England vs Belgium, 28 June 2018

By Keegan Kruger - Jun 28, 2018 06:50 PM @KeeganKruger

Gareth Southgate's England and Roberto Martinez's Belgium have already been assured of their places in the round of 16, but Thursday's encounter is all about who tops Group G – here is how teams will line up!

Click through the gallery above to see how England will start the match on Thursday night!

FIFA World Cup, Group G

Teams: England vs Belgium

Date: 28 June 2018

Time: 20:00

Venue: Kaliningrad Stadium

Both managers have said they will be making changes to their starting line-ups for the match at the Kaliningrad Stadium. 

The two teams are level on points, goals scored and goals conceded, so should this game end in a draw, their disciplinary records will decide who finishes top of the group and who they will play Japan in the next round, while the runners-up will take on Colombia in the knockout rounds.

The English are unbeaten in their previous two meetings against Belgium at the FIFA World Cup, a record which extends to 11 games in all competitions.

The Belgians, however, are unbeaten in their past 11 group matches at the tournament and have also won their previous two matches by a margin of three goals.

The Three Lions have scored eight goals so far at Russia 2018, with captain Harry Kane netting five in five attempts – the only English player to have scored more at one World Cup is Gary Lineker, who found the back of the net on six occasions at the 1986 tournament.

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Here is how the two teams will line up:

England: Pickford, Alexander-Arnold, Jones, Stones, Cahill, Rose, Dier, Delph, Loftus-Cheek, Rashford, Vardy.

Belgium: Courtois, Dendoncker, Boyata, Vermaelen, Chadli, Dembélé, Fellaini, Tielemans, T. Hazard, Januzaj, Batshuayi. 

What is your prediction for this match? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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indidane Jun 28, 2018 07:52 PM
I w0n't waste my time by watching Benchwarmer s
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Ben_Stokes_101 Jun 28, 2018 07:33 PM
So when the Queen dies, What National Anthem will England Sing???
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thatos Jun 28, 2018 07:27 PM
More goals and entertaining game.
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Ben_Stokes_101 Jun 28, 2018 07:10 PM
This Match is gonna be a bore.... Win for England....
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Bridgertte Layun. Jun 28, 2018 07:07 PM
I'm going with a wen vir Meneer Gareth Southgate's span in hierdie botsing
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Rambo kingdom commando 22 Jun 28, 2018 07:05 PM
ENGLAND They changed many players only Pickford and Stones that were played in last two matches for them i don't see them winng this one
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mludowns Jun 28, 2018 07:04 PM
Hazard!!!! Rushford!!!

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