Belgium beats England, gets top group spot

A superb second-half strike from Adnan Januzaj gave Belgium a 1-0 win over England on Thursday to give them top spot in Group G at the World Cup.

England finished in second place, with both sides already assured of going through to the last 16 even before a ball was kicked in the match.

Belgium now face Japan in Rostov-on-Don on Monday while England play Colombia in Moscow on Tuesday in the knockout phase.

Victory in the next round would see Belgium play Brazil or Mexico with England up against Sweden or Switzerland.

The goal came six minutes into the second half when 23-year-old Januzaj shimmied on the edge of the box and sent a perfect shot into the far corner of the net past England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

England rued a wasted opportunity by Marcus Rashford after 66 minutes, when he fired wide after finding himself one-on-one with Thibaut Courtois in the Belgian goal.