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Gareth Southgate says Colombia clash is England’s game of the decade

Gareth Southgate says Colombia clash is England’s game of the decade

"I don't think you can plan the ideal scenario", the Spaniard said, noting the travails of Germany and other top teams so far.

"Really impressive. I've been involved in the last two World Cups every day and knowing the logistics and knowing how the organization works, I must admit this World Cup is far the best that I have been involved in", Martinez said.

England field a weakened side against Belgium, and an Adnan Januzaj goal was enough to give Belgium victory that meant England finished second in Group G.

But with a World Cup Final rematch out of the picture, as well as Germany-Brazil, which matches do we most want to see in the quarters, semis, or final?

"We tried hard to win, but we never earned the chance to take the lead".

'We are not happy to be beaten but we had double objectives tonight'. The knockout game is the biggest game for a decade, so we had to make sure our key players were preserved. We talked about momentum but momentum shifts in games and I think we kept pressing right to the end'.

At Spurs, manager Mauricio Pochettino deploys Dier at central defence, in central midfield and in deep midfield, with the versatile player featuring as a defensive midfielder on 18 occasions, 12 times as a defender and nine times as a centre midfielder last season.

Simply put, neither England nor Belgium should want to win this game.

As the tournament played out, the bracket proved to grow somewhat unbalanced, resulting in a "side of death" that features four of the top five teams in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings - Brazil, Belgium, Portugal, and Argentina - all competing for one spot in the final. "But everyone understands - in the dressing room and in the group - what we're trying to do". We created openings to get something from the game, but we have to keep improving. Marcus Rashford is expected to take Raheem Sterling's place and Dele Alli is available again after training for the past two days.

Facing questions over whether he might have preferred to finish second - a draw or defeat would have had that effect - Martinez said: "Honestly, I am delighted".


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