World Cup 2018: England v Belgium – live!

Well, this is the sort of thing you don’t see every day: a World Cup match in which neither side is too fussed about losing. The thought process being, second place in Group G will avoid the side of the knockout draw containing Brazil, France, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez. Yay! A no-brainer! Come on, Belgium, do your worst! The lads can take it!

Though things are never quite as simple as that, are they? For a start, the other side of the draw features Spain, the hosts Russia, Croatia (who have the best midfield in the tournament) and a Swedish side that has already barged its way past four-time winners Italy and the now-deposed champions Germany. Ulp!

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