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Belgium defeats England in Russia and face Japan in last 16 Bel 1 Eng 0

England vs Belgium: Both sides have ensured their progression to the next round

England vs Belgium

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England vs Belgium: It's wasn't the most thrilling of encounters, but it's certainly been better than a lot of people were expecting.

The first time in the tournament refree blew the whistle on exactly 45 minutes. 

The referee blew his final whistle and confirmed that England has been beaten for the first time since June 2017. England finish second in Group G and will meet a tough last-16 clash with Colombia next Tuesday. England lacked attacking fluidity needed to get the better of Belgium.

Adnan Januzaj sealed the win for Belgium in the second

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First Published: Jun 28 2018 | 4:11 PM IST

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