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World Cup group G: Belgium beat England to finish top

Group G results and final standings

World Cup group G guide Belgium Panama Tunisia England

Belgium secured top spot in World Cup group G after beating England 1-0 in their final match in Kaliningrad.

In the other group encounter Tunisia got their first points of the tournament when they beat Panama 2-1.

Both Belgium and England had already secured qualification before the final match so both team coaches gave game-time to their squad players. Belgium boss Roberto Martinez made nine changes while Gareth Southgate made eight.

The teams went into the half-time interval goalless but Adnan Januzaj made the breakthrough six minutes into the second-half when he curled a shot past England keeper Jordan Pickford.

Belgium’s victory means they will now face group H runners-up Japan in the World Cup round of 16 in Rostov-on-Don on Monday 2 July at 7pm.

Then on Tuesday 3 July England play group H winners Colombia in Moscow at 7pm.

Group G results

  • Belgium 3 Panama 0
  • Tunisia 1 England 2 
  • Belgium 5 Tunisia 2 
  • England 6 Panama 1  
  • England 0 Belgium 1
  • Panama 1 Tunisia 2

Team profiles

Belgium
  • Head coach: Roberto Martinez 
  • Fifa ranking: 3 
  • Number of World Cup appearances: 12 
  • Best finish: fourth place in 1986 
  • Player to watch: Eden Hazard (Chelsea)

Belgium World Cup results

  • Belgium 3 Panama 0 
  • Belgium 5 Tunisia 2 
  • England 0 Belgium 1

Belgium 23-man squad

  • Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg), Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool) 
  • Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Thomas Meunier (Paris St-Germain), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham) 
  • Midfielders: Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham), Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Monchengladbach), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad), Youri Tielemans (Monaco), Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian) 
  • Forwards: Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea), Nacer Chadli (West Brom), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United), Dries Mertens (Napoli)
Panama
  • Head coach: Hernan Dario Gomez 
  • Fifa ranking: 55 
  • Number of World Cup appearances: none 
  • Best finish: debut appearance in Russia
  • Player to watch: Blas Perez (Municipal)

Panama World Cup results and fixtures

  • Belgium 3 Panama 0 
  • England 6 Panama 1 
  • Panama 1 Tunisia 2 

Panama 23-man squad

  • Goalkeepers: Jose Calderon (Chorrillo), Jaime Penedo (Dinamo Bucharest), Alex Rodriguez (San Francisco) 
  • Defenders: Felipe Baloy (Municipal CSD), Harold Cummings (San Jose Earthquakes), Erick Davis (Dunajska Streda), Fidel Escobar (San Miguelito), Michael Murillo (New York Red Bulls), Adolfo Machado (Houston Dynamo), Luis Ovalle (Olimpia), Roman Torres (Seattle Sounders) 
  • Midfielders: Jose Luis Rodriguez (Gent), Yoel Barcenas (Cafetaleros de Tapachula), Armando Cooper (Universidad de Chile), Anibal Godoy (San Jose Earthquakes), Gabriel Gomez (Bucaramanga), Valentin Pimentel (Plaza Amador), Alberto Quintero (Universitario) 
  • Forwards: Abdiel Arroyo (Alajuelense), Ismael Diaz (Deportivo La Coruna), Blas Perez (Municipal), Luis Tejada (Sports Boys), Gabriel Torres (CD Huachipato)
Tunisia
  • Head coach: Nabil Maaloul 
  • Fifa ranking: 14 
  • Number of World Cup appearances: four 
  • Best finish: group stages 
  • Player to watch: Aymen Mathlouthi (Al-Batin)

Tunisia World Cup results

  • Tunisia 1 England 2 
  • Belgium 5 Tunisia 2 
  • Panama 1 Tunisia 2

Tunisia 23-man squad

  • Goalkeepers: Farouk Ben Mustapha (Al Shabab), Mouez Hassen (Nice), Aymen Mathlouthi (Al Baten) 
  • Defenders: Rami Bedoui (Etoile du Sahel), Yohan Benalouane (Leicester), Syam Ben Youssef (Kasimpasa), Dylan Bronn (Gent), Oussama Haddadi (Dijon), Ali Maaloul (Al Ahly), Yassine Meriah (CS Sfaxien), Hamdi Nagguez (Zamalek) 
  • Midfielders: Wahbi Khazri (Rennes), Anice Badri (Esperance), Mohamed Amine Ben Amor (Etoile Sportive du Sahel), Ferjani Sassi (Al Nasr), Ellyes Skhiri (Montpellier) 
  • Forwards: Saifeddine Khaoui (Marseille), Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Al Ettifaq), Saber Khalifa (Club Africain), Bassem Srarfi (Nice), Naim Sliti (Lille), Ahmed Khalil (Club Africain), Ghaylen Chaaleli (Esperance)
England
  • Head coach: Gareth Southgate 
  • Fifa ranking: 13 
  • Number of World Cup appearances: 14 
  • Best finish: winners in 1966
  • Player to watch: Harry Kane (Tottenham)

England World Cup results

  • Tunisia 1 England 2 
  • England 6 Panama 1 
  • England 0 Belgium 1

England 23-man squad

  • Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley) 
  • Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Danny Rose (Tottenham), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Ashley Young (Manchester United) 
  • Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea) 
  • Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) 

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