World Cup 2018: Choose your England workforce to face Belgium
|England v Belgium|
|Venue: Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad Date: Thursday 28 June (19:00 BST)|
|Protection: Dwell on BBC Radio 5 dwell, dwell textual content commentary on-line, cellular, the BBC Sport app and Linked TV. Highlights on-line on full-time.|
England are via to the knockout stage of the World Cup with one sport to spare after beating Panama 6-1.
However what does Gareth Southgate do in the case of selecting his facet for the ultimate Group G match towards Belgium, who’ve additionally certified, in Kaliningrad on Thursday?
Does he follow the gamers who’ve earned six factors from two video games in Russia?
Or does he relaxation them for the final 16 and provides gamers corresponding to Danny Welbeck, Gary Cahill and Trent Alexander-Arnold a primary run-out on the match?
England are prime of Group G, degree on factors with Belgium, with Southgate’s facet forward by advantage of getting fewer yellow playing cards.
“There’s a possibility for gamers that want a match as a result of they haven’t performed some time, however we additionally need to preserve profitable matches,” mentioned Southgate when requested if he could be making modifications.
Belgium boss Roberto Martinez mentioned the England sport was a possibility to “refresh” his beginning line-up.
Shearer says – do not change a profitable workforce
Former England striker Alan Shearer mentioned on BBC One: “They’re all within the groove and really assured. They’ve a system they’ve perception in.
“Two or three modifications possibly, not 4 or 5. Hold it the identical and preserve that momentum. I believe again to Euro ’96 and we bought on a roll and there was a sense of, ‘we’re invincible right here’.
Ferdinand says – relaxation gamers
Former England defender Rio Ferdinand mentioned on BBC One: “I do not agree. I believe from previous expertise fatigue performs an enormous half if you are going to go deep into this match.
“I believe a couple of modifications with out disrupting what we’re doing. You do not change the fundamentals of the workforce.