Colombia tie England's biggest game in a decade, says Southgate

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'The players who've played tonight have given absolutely everything and never stopped.

"We want to win the game, that would mean we would top the group, and we play who we play in the next round", Southgate added.

While the summit had the nations' heavy hitters on hand, both Belgium and England played their B-team at the World Cup.

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"With Romelu Lukaku we had very good news on the scan".

"If Belgium wins, England will probably get an easier ride in the next round so perhaps it is one of those win-win scenarios", Varadkar said with diplomatic poise.

The loss to Roberto Martinez's side meant England finished second in Group G, setting up a hard looking knockout tie against the South Americans in Moscow on Tuesday.


"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.

"We saw that in the Euros two years ago".

Theresa May is back in Brussels today for a summit of European Union leaders, just hours ahead of a clash between England and Belgium on the football pitch.

It was incredibly bold of Loew to have taken a bunch of youngsters to the Confederations Cup and win it but I suspect it also made him over-confident. "I thought they had the better controlled possession, and the better chances in the first half", said Soutgate. We're building a team that everyone back home can see are passionate to play for England, that want to win every time they go out and are improving every time. The former Manchester United forward bamboozled Danny Rose before curling an effort past the Everton keeper.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Drogba said: "I'm really scared he will break a lot of records in the Premier League and at this tournament because he's only 25".

Should Messi and Co. handle France and then either Uruguay or Portugal, the Argentine side could meet a side it took just one point from in qualifying.

"Making predictions in the World Cup can be a little bit hard", Martinez said, insisting Belgium would concentrate on their meeting with Japan in Rostov-on-Don.

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