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World Cup: England vs. Belgium

MOSCOW — Adnan Januzaj's curling strike sent Belgium into the last 16 as group winners by sealing a 1-0 victory over England and putting his team on a potentially tougher path to the final.

A night of little tension or attacking intent seemed just what the England and Belgium coaches desired after making a combined 17 changes to their starting lineups to rest players for the knockout phase.

Entering the game on identical points and goals records — after each opening with two successive wins — England had the edge on its fair play record at the top of Group G.

Losing top spot, with World Cup top-scorer Harry Kane rested, gives England a last-16 game against Colombia on Tuesday in Moscow on the side of the draw featuring Spain, Russia, Croatia, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland.

Belgium faces Group H winner Japan on Monday and a win there would mean a quarterfinal against Brazil or Mexico.

Belgium's Nacer Chadli, left, and England's Danny Rose
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Belgium's Nacer Chadli, left, and England's Danny Rose challenge for the ball during the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018.

England's Ashley Young, left, and Belgium's Marouane Fellaini
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England's Ashley Young, left, and Belgium's Marouane Fellaini challenge for the ball during the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018.

Belgium's Marouane Fellaini, left, fouls England's Ruben Loftus-Cheek
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Belgium's Marouane Fellaini, left, fouls England's Ruben Loftus-Cheek during the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018.

Belgium's Thorgan Hazard fights for the ball with
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Belgium's Thorgan Hazard fights for the ball with England's Trent Alexander-Arnold, right, during the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018.

Referee Damir Skomina gestures to Belgium's Marouane Fellaini
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Referee Damir Skomina gestures to Belgium's Marouane Fellaini during the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018.

Belgium's Marouane Fellaini, left, fights for the ball
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Belgium's Marouane Fellaini, left, fights for the ball with England's Ruben Loftus-Cheek during the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018.

Belgium's Nacer Chadli clears before England players can
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Belgium's Nacer Chadli clears before England players can head the ball during the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018.

Belgium's Nacer Chadli, left, England's Fabian Delph challenge
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Belgium's Nacer Chadli, left, England's Fabian Delph challenge for the ball during the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018.

England's Trent Alexander-Arnold, top, jumps for the ball
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England's Trent Alexander-Arnold, top, jumps for the ball with Belgium's Moussa Dembele during the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018.

Belgium's Moussa Dembele, left, and Belgium's Thorgan Hazard,
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Belgium's Moussa Dembele, left, and Belgium's Thorgan Hazard, right, both jump to control the ball before England's Ruben Loftus-Cheek, rear right, can get to it during the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018.

Belgium's Dedryck Boyata, left, blocks England's Marcus Rashford
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Belgium's Dedryck Boyata, left, blocks England's Marcus Rashford as Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois takes the ball during the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018.

Referee Damir Skomina from Slovenia shows the yellow
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Referee Damir Skomina from Slovenia shows the yellow card to Belgium's Nacer Chadli during the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018.

Belgium's Michy Batshuayi, left, and England's Fabian Delph
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Belgium's Michy Batshuayi, left, and England's Fabian Delph challenge for the ball during the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018.

Belgium's Michy Batshuayi, left, and England's Fabian Delph
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Belgium's Michy Batshuayi, left, and England's Fabian Delph go for a header during the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018.

England's Gary Cahill, left, and Belgium's Adnan Januzaj
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England's Gary Cahill, left, and Belgium's Adnan Januzaj challenge for the ball during the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018.

England's Harry Kane stretches prior to the group
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England's Harry Kane stretches prior to the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018.

Belgium supporters on the stands wait for the
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Belgium supporters on the stands wait for the start of the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018.

A fan of the Belgium team waits for
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A fan of the Belgium team waits for the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018.

Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne controls a ball during
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Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne controls a ball during the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018.

England's Harry Kane, center, and his teammates warm
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England's Harry Kane, center, and his teammates warm up prior to the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018.

Two England fans pose with a World Cup
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Two England fans pose with a World Cup trophy replica outside the stadium before the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between England and Belgium at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 28, 2018.

Belgium supporters cheer on the stands before the
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Belgium supporters cheer on the stands before the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018.

Belgium's Axel Witsel controls a ball prior to
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Belgium's Axel Witsel controls a ball prior to the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Thursday, June 28, 2018.

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