The final two knockout round berths in the 2018 World Cup will be sorted by the time Belgium and England meet for the Group G crown in Kaliningrad on Wednesday.
So while that’s the marquee match-up, it’s also difficult to determine how much it will mean to either side.
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Sure, Belgium wants to win the group, as does England. The Premier League-heavy rosters will want bragging rights, particularly amongst the Spurs factions of each side (Harry Kane, Dele Alli, and Eric Dier of England, and Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen of Belgium).
But will the group winner be facing Senegal, Colombia, or Japan? The lineup cards will be turned in by the time England or Belgium knows, with Senegal facing Colombia with the former on four points and the latter on three. And Japan has four points heading into a match-up with pointless Poland.
2018 World Cup schedule – Thursday, June 28