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Belgium's Romelu Lukaku to recover from injury in time to face England

Danny Welbeck John Stones Eric Dier Dele Alli and Phil Jones take part in an England training session in St Petersburg ALEX MORTON GETTY IMAGES Danny Welbeck John Stones Eric Dier Dele Alli and Phil Jones take part in an England training session in St Petersburg
Melody Ballard | 28 June, 2018, 02:33

Cape Town - Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku remains a doubt for their Soccer World Cup game against England after missing training on Tuesday.

"We've not won a knockout game since 2006; why we're trying to plot what would be a better route for our semi-final is beyond me".

Vermaelen said: "I'm not that surprised what they are doing at this World Cup. At this moment my thoughts are with the players who haven't played as much, but I have to consider everything before I decide upon my team".

A countdown clock towards Qatar at the National Football Centre at St George's Park has since been quietly mothballed, but there are reasons for optimism and belief within the English set-up that something good could be about to happen, with Southgate speaking of the great potential within his pool of eligible players when he announced his World Cup squad last month. I don't think it (Germany's exit) has any bearing on us.

Reigning champions Germany labouring to an early exit and Argentina scraping second in Group D behind Croatia means the runners-up in England and Belgium's section could have a more comfortable run of games on paper.

Since England's 6-1 defeat of Panama on Sunday, both are sure to progress from Group G to the last 16 with, for now, identical points and goal tallies for and against.

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El-Hadary is two years and 158 days older than Colombian Faryd Mondragón, who previously held the record. And it was first blood to Egypt as Salah recorded his second goal of the tournament.

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If Mexico and South Korea both win, Mexico would win the group and every other team would be tied with three points. If Korea is miraculously to advance to the next stage, it must beat Germany and hope that Mexico beats Sweden.

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"We had a choice with our friendly matches to play teams who would be a bit easier, but we deliberately chose to play against top teams because we knew it would be better challenge".

The North American outfit cunningly tried to get themselves back into it in ludicrous fashion with every England outfield star inside the opposition half celebrating Harry Kane's penalty goal.

"He has shown his value to us already both before the tournament and now during the tournament".

"We are in the fortunate position, we do not have to risk him but if he is ready, we will put him in". We're building a team that everyone back home can see are passionate to play for England, that want to win every time they go out and are improving every time.

"We have no idea who, when or where we will play in the next round, but we're pleased we're in the next round". "We're ahead by a yellow card or something but we want to go and try to win the game and take the momentum into the knockout stages".

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