Harry Kane set to start against Belgium

Supporters are expected to turn out in greater numbers for the game in the Russian city of Kaliningrad following impressive wins over Tunisia and Panama.

England impressed in their opening two World Cup games, beating Tunisia 2-1 in Volgograd and thumping Panama 6-1 in Nizhny Novgorod.

A catch that quite a few England fans aren't used to feeling.

The Red Devils and the Three Lions have arrived in Kaliningrad with six points out of six and passage to the last 16 already secured.

"I said to him, "Alright, we've got 10 minutes to go, when I give a free-kick against you" - and I knew I would because he's that sort of player - 'just leather the ball 50 yards away and I can caution you for dissent'".

"His scoring record of goals per game is outstanding", said Southgate.

A draw in tonight's clash at 7pm, provided England don't receive more bookings than Belgium, would be enough to condemn them to the more treacherous side of the draw reserved for top spot and Gareth Southgate appears to have identified this with reports suggesting Eric Dier, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gary Cahill, and even Danny Rose could start while Kyle Walker, who is already on a booking, and Harry Kane, look likely to be rested.

Football can also be an individual sport, and one of the most prestigious individual honours in world football is the World Cup golden boot (the player with the most goals at the end of the tournament).

England has a slight edge over Belgium in this regard coming into the game.

"This is such an important game to keep momentum going".

The top scorer the last time England made the semi-finals, Gary Lineker, said: "England haven't won a knockout game at a major tournament for 12 years and we are discussing playing to lose to avoid a more hard quarter-final".

"I've got to try and make the best decisions for the group and for this game in particular, and also for what we've got to come". If the game ends in a draw, fair-play points will decide Group G's victor.

"At the moment we are qualified and I think that was the priority that we were chasing for", he said.

"Kane can hurt us", he said. Colombians had bought up 75 per cent of the tickets, filling the place with a Latin American rhythm and an unceasing broiling racket, which reached a crescendo when they took the lead late in the second half.

England and Belgium have both secured their spots in the round of 16 and enter this match with almost the same World Cup odds.

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