Belgium 1-0 England
Panama 1-2 Tunisia
Belgium beat England 1-0 thanks to Adnan Januzaj’s superb goal, but are the Group G winners worse off for their victory?
In the final group stage game of this World Cup, England and Belgium faced the bizarre prospect of competing in a match where it was arguably better to lose than to win.
“We want to perform well but the priority is not to win,” even Belgium manager Roberto Martinez admitted in the build up to the match.
That was because the team which finished second of Group G would have probably a more difficult match against Colombia in the last 16, but would then face either Sweden or Switzerland in the quarterfinals.