With the victory, Belgium gets what appears to be an easier match in the next round against Japan on Monday in Rostov-on-Don.
Such was the curious conclusion to the group stage at the World Cup on Thursday. "It could be the game no-one wants to watch!"
"Suddenly winning the group looked a very palatable option for the English".
The 52-year-old builder said: "It's been open hasn't it, the tournament - you can't say who's going to win it because nobody's shone yet ... until we beat Belgium".
There has been much debate in the media, pubs, offices and living rooms across England about whether Gareth Southgate's side would actually be better off finishing second rather than top as it could see them avoid a potential quarter-final against Brazil.
England head coach Gareth Southgate, left answers a question during a press conference, as England's Eric Dier listens at the 2018 soccer World Cup, at the Kaliningrad stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. His team will face Colombia on Tuesday in Moscow, followed by possible matchups against Spain, Russia, Croatia, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland.
"We think that we need to keep winning football matches", Southgate said.
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"He's a courageous manager and he makes big decisions in big times", Maguire said of Southgate, who's been criticised for his lineup.
Looking ahead to the game in Kaliningrad, Stones told FIFA TV: "I love Vinny, he's a top guy as well as a top player, and it will be great to see him and hopefully he's fit and ready". The leading scorer in Russian Federation with five goals watched the match from the bench.
It was Belgium who began the more brightly, quickly establishing their passing game and controlling possession.
Moments later in Saransk, Tunisia worked a nice team goal in the 51st to equalize at 1-1 against Panama. Japan and Senegal were tied on all tiebreakers except "fair play points", based on yellow and red cards.
Low opted not to freshen up his side too much with an injection of youth and pace, and he instead kept faith with numerous players who had done the job four years previously.
Poland has already been eliminated from advancing but Japan can move on to the round of 16 with a draw, and even a loss with help from other teams. Tunisian defender Yassine Meriah scored an own goal in the 33rd minute. He beat his marker at the far post and volleyed in a swerving free kick from Rafal Kurzawa.
Rashford was itching for a start after playing only 20 minutes in Euro 2016 - 17 minutes against Wales and, incredibly, only the last three in the last 16 humiliation to Iceland.
"In the first half we couldn't quite work out, 'Are these people here trying to do something or are we going to have to sit through this?' People were whistling, slow clapping and it was clear that the crowd and I think everyone watching at home wasn't pleased by halftime".