Their 1-0 win and Group G top spot secured in Kaliningrad by a curling Adnan Januzaj strike has pitched them into the half of the knockout draw featuring Brazil, France and Argentina.
Belgium beat England 1-0 as they refuse to take easy pathAfter a surreal night on the Baltic where England struggled to contain their satisfaction with a defeat that offers them an easier path to the final, Belgium are trusting that World Cup fortune will favour the fearless.
Should England beat Colombia, and there's no reason to believe they couldn't, then they would face Switzerland or Sweden in the quarter finals, a much more preferable possibility than Mexico or Brazil.
England will have a reminder of their painful loss to Iceland when they face Belgium after Slovenia referee Damir Skomina was appointed for Thursday's World Cup clash.
"I don't think mentally we lose anything because they know we've made changes and they know Belgium weren't their full team as well".
The DR Congo worldwide posted a photo of Romelu Lukaku on the bench with his hand his his head alongside the caption: "S*** guys we weren't meant to do that".
"We created openings to get something from the game, but we have to keep improving".
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Nishino made six changes to the starting lineup ahead of the match, saying some of his players were tired . Yep, Senegal have been eliminated because they picked up more yellow cards that the Japanese.
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But we have young players who are talented and have the potential to go forward. "We need to draw the right conclusions". South Korea started the tournament with a 1-0 loss to Sweden at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on June 18.
Harry Maguire has backed England manager Gareth Southgate for having the courage to rotate his team against Belgium despite the possible backlash. Both teams have already been eliminated from Russian Federation 2018.
But Martinez, who before the game had said winning was not a priority and made nine changes to his line-up, refused to look at the outcome that way and emphasised the vagaries of football.
Belgium created the better openings in a poor first half while England showed greater urgency but a lack of finesse in the final third where they missed tournament top scorer Kane and the movement of Jesse Lingard, who both watched from the bench.
When Belgium and England play in the last 16 their lineups will bear little resemblance to those fielded on Thursday.
At Euro 2016, finishing second to Italy in their group meant Belgium would avoid meeting Germany, France or defending champions Spain before the final. Striker Marcus Rashford had the best chance but his shot was already wide of the target when keeper Thibaut Courtois got his fingertips to the ball.
Belgium started the better, Jordan Pickford looking nervous early on as he just about beat away a dipping Youri Tielemans effort.