Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku set to miss England clash in World Cup

Martinez suggested he could change his entire outfield side for clash with England

Martinez suggested he could change his entire outfield side for clash with England

"We had very good news on the scan". No matter what I can say, actually getting the guys on the field is far more powerful than anything else.

"He had a really hard knock against Tunisia and probably Thursday is one day too early, but I don't think it is going to take any longer than that".

"At the moment we are qualified and I think that was the priority that we were chasing for", he said.

England now sits ahead of Belgium in the standings, but that could change even if the teams draw, as England is in first due to the "fair play" tiebreaker, which scores teams based on yellow and red cards when goal differential and goals scored aren't enough to determine a victor. "Tomorrow we want to perform well but the priority is not to".

Historically, planning too far ahead has been a very risky game and many teams over the years have tripped up when resting players or taking the foot off the pedal to prepare for later matches. We expect several changes to personnel, given the strength and depth in the England squad, and Southgate's desire to ensure that those he may need to call on in the knockout phase have had match minutes. "The reality is we put ourselves in this situation we wanted to qualify, and we have done that".

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Finishing second in the group following defeat by Belgium - or a draw and a host of yellow cards (more on that below) - may not be so dire an outcome for England.

"We've not won a knockout game since 2006, why we would be starting to plot which would be a better venue for our semi-final is beyond me really". In the event of a draw, the two sides' fair-play record could decide who finishes top, with England boasting the advantage ahead of kick-off.

Besides the relative ease of their opponents, the runners-up will also get an extra 24 hours to rest compared to the winners.

"I don't think he will be training on Wednesday, and I think we will make a final assessment tonight in order for him to be involved or not".

"We have no idea who, when or where we will play", said Southgate.

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"I believe in every player on this squad, so it would be quite stupid for me not to believe in these players for tomorrow", Martinez declared.

"When you make changes and players come in they have a high level of motivation, they know it's a brilliant opportunity to play at the World Cup and they want to show what they can do", he said.

Both Belgium and England have already qualified for the last 16, with the victor to top the group.

Information from Reuters was used in this report.

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