Belgium fans fear Harry Kane ahead of England World Cup clash

Eden Hazard trained but Romelu Lukaku sat out the session

Eden Hazard trained but Romelu Lukaku sat out the session

Who will start for England in their World Cup Group G clash with Belgium?

Jose Mourinho sees England's a Group G decider with Belgium as being a "match full of friends" but which players will be cut from their opponents' Christmas card list when the final whistle blows in Kalinigrad on Thursday? .

Despite a huge scare for Lionel Messi´s Argentina, who needed a late goal from Marcos Rojo to edge through to the knockout phase on Tuesday, all of the tournament´s remaining big guns are through to the last 16 in Russian Federation.

"Italy and Holland were out of the World Cup before we got to this point".

"My inherent nature is that I like people to feel included, and be part of what we're doing", Southgate said yesterday.

"We need to keep winning football matches and we want to breed a mentality that everybody in our squad wants to constantly win", he told reporters.

The Three Lions booked their place in the last 16 by defeating Tunisia and Panama in their opening two group matches.

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But in Belgium they face the world´s third-ranked side, and a squad loaded with world-class talent such as Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne.

Kane has scored five goals so far including the hat-trick against Panama and leads the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Cristiano Ronaldo in the race to be top scorer.

Southgate hinted that he would make some changes to his starting 11 but did not go into specifics.

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has already revealed he could make as many as nine changes for the game, but Gareth Southgate would not be drawn on how many he would make, despite confirming Eric Dier would make his first start. "At that point it was one or the other", the ex-Wigan Athletic and Everton manager added. "We've learned an enormous amount from studying Germany as a team, last summer [at the Confederations Cup] not least, and implemented that". That is the reality, we have put ourselves in this situation, we wanted to qualify and we have done that. "We've not won a knockout game since 2006", he said in response to a journalist's question about who he would prefer to face in the semi-final.

And Vardy is to get the nod tonight despite Kane battling for the Golden Boot.

The knockout bracket of the World Cup is set with groups sending their top two teams to opposite sides, a process usually makes for a fairly evenly stacked bracket. We're building a team that everyone back home can see are passionate to play for England, want to win every time they go out, and are improving every time.

Jose Pekerman has refused to entertain the prospect of seeing Colombia´s stuttering World Cup campaign end at the first hurdle.

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