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England face Colombia after loss to Belgium

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England will face Colombia in the World Cup last 16 after a defeat by Belgium meant they finished second in Group H.

Adnan Januzaj scored the winner with a brilliantly curled effort in the second half, with both sides fielding much-changed XIs from their previous games.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek miscued a free header for England and Marcus Rashford had a shot tipped wide by Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

Belgium finished top and will face Japan in the knockout stage.

Red Devils boss Roberto Martinez had said before the game "the priority was not to win" but his team carved out the better chances.

Youri Tielemans tested Jordan Pickford with a dipping drive from long range and Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi had a close-range effort cleared off the line by Gary Cahill.

Manchester United forward Rashford, one of the players to come on for England, missed a number of good chances, striking a free-kick over and curling wide in the second period.

England play Colombia in Moscow on Tuesday at 19:00 BST, while Belgium face Japan in Rostov-on-Don on Monday, also at 19:00.

More to follow.

Line-ups

England

  • 1Pickford
  • 16Jones
  • 5StonesSubstituted forMaguireat 45'minutes
  • 15Cahill
  • 4Dier
  • 22Alexander-ArnoldSubstituted forWelbeckat 79'minutes
  • 21Loftus-Cheek
  • 17Delph
  • 3Rose
  • 11Vardy
  • 19Rashford

Substitutes

  • 2Walker
  • 6Maguire
  • 7Lingard
  • 8Henderson
  • 9Kane
  • 10Sterling
  • 12Trippier
  • 13Butland
  • 14Welbeck
  • 18Young
  • 20Alli
  • 23Pope

Belgium

  • 1Courtois
  • 23DendonckerBooked at 33mins
  • 20Boyata
  • 3VermaelenSubstituted forKompanyat 74'minutes
  • 22Chadli
  • 17TielemansBooked at 19mins
  • 19Dembélé
  • 16T Hazard
  • 18JanuzajSubstituted forMertensat 86'minutes
  • 8Fellaini
  • 21Batshuayi

Substitutes

  • 2Alderweireld
  • 4Kompany
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 6Witsel
  • 7De Bruyne
  • 9Lukaku
  • 10E Hazard
  • 11Carrasco
  • 12Mignolet
  • 13Casteels
  • 14Mertens
  • 15Meunier
Referee:
Damir Skomina

Match Stats

Home TeamEnglandAway TeamBelgium
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, England 0, Belgium 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, England 0, Belgium 1.

Attempt missed. Marouane Fellaini (Belgium) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Thorgan Hazard.

Foul by Dries Mertens (Belgium).

Jordan Pickford (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Youri Tielemans (Belgium) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Eric Dier (England).

Foul by Dedryck Boyata (Belgium).

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Thorgan Hazard (Belgium) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marouane Fellaini.

Attempt saved. Dries Mertens (Belgium) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Youri Tielemans.

Attempt missed. Danny Welbeck (England) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Rose following a set piece situation.

Foul by Leander Dendoncker (Belgium).

Danny Rose (England) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Youri Tielemans (Belgium) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Rose (England).

Foul by Marouane Fellaini (Belgium).

Phil Jones (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Belgium. Dries Mertens replaces Adnan Januzaj.

Corner, England. Conceded by Marouane Fellaini.

Attempt blocked. Danny Welbeck (England) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, England. Conceded by Leander Dendoncker.

Attempt missed. Marcus Rashford (England) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Dedryck Boyata (Belgium).

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (England) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, England. Danny Welbeck replaces Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Nacer Chadli (Belgium) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Rashford (England).

Foul by Vincent Kompany (Belgium).

Jamie Vardy (England) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Belgium. Vincent Kompany replaces Thomas Vermaelen.

Marouane Fellaini (Belgium) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Eric Dier (England).

Attempt blocked. Fabian Delph (England) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Fabian Delph (England) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Corner, England. Conceded by Thibaut Courtois.

Attempt saved. Marcus Rashford (England) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jamie Vardy with a through ball.

Offside, England. Ruben Loftus-Cheek tries a through ball, but Trent Alexander-Arnold is caught offside.

Offside, Belgium. Thibaut Courtois tries a through ball, but Thorgan Hazard is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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