With all the unexpected scorelines, France, Argentina, Brazil, Portugal and Uruguay have all ended up on the same side of the knock-out draw, while Spain is the only recognised superpower on the other side of the draw.
The group winners will play Group H's runners-up on Monday night, with the side finishing second facing whoever tops that section 24 hours later. "As team mates we know each other better than other opposition".
Japan: Advance with a draw.
Expect drama and entertainment aplenty after impressive displays from both teams so far.
Jose Mourinho sees England's a Group G decider with Belgium as being a "match full of friends" but which players will be cut from their opponents' Christmas card list when the final whistle blows in Kalinigrad on Thursday? . As things stand, Belgium are second having picked up one more yellow than England.
All these permutations set the intriguing scene for Friday morning's match with the two teams on six points each, eight goals for and two goals against.
If England win, the star strikers looking to take them down are Messi, Ronaldo, Suarez, Mbappe, Neymar and Javier Hernandez. England now sits on top, with only one yellow card versus Belgium's three bookings. "They know everything about each other and [there is] lots and lots of quality in both teams".
But coach Gareth Southgate said his team are focused on winning, not on plotting a particular route through the knockout stages.
Speaking at Wednesday's press conference, Belgium boss Roberto Martinez revealed his team news but played down any concerns that Lukaku, scorer of four goals in Russian Federation, was a long-term concern.
Group G's joint-leaders have both beaten Tunisia and Panama already and are level on goals scored and goals conceded, making Thursday's clash of utmost importance in their bid to top the pool.
If the two teams draw - and thus are tied for points, goals for/against and goal difference - then the victor of the group will be decided on fair play, which tallies up each side's yellow and red cards. "We've not won a knockout game since 2006", he said in response to a journalist's question about who he would prefer to face in the semi-final.
She said the incident left her "heart wrenched" and acknowledged in an interview with SF Gate that she regretted her actions. In the viral video , the girl's older cousin can be seen following Ettel , who was walking away while talking on the phone.
Apple has additionally provided an FAQ section to answer all the common queries related to the Apple Beta Software Program . The iOS 12 beta runs on iPhone 5S and later, iPad mini 2 and later, and the iPod touch (sixth-gen) and later.
All three say they will be forced to close their plants unless they can get relief from the Trump administration's steel tariffs . Harley's departure is particularly embarrassing for Trump since the president has repeatedly praised the company .
For almost 30 years, the World's Ugliest Dog (r) Contest has been a testament that the pedigree does not define the pet. Last year's victor was 57kg gentle giant named Martha - a Neopolitan Mastiff with gas and a droopy face.
Media captionThe sound of migrant children separated from parents What is Trump's strategy? The vote is delayed until next week. Mr Trump has often chafed at this, which also leaves his party vulnerable to dissent by just one or two Republican senators.
Tite later addressed the media to say he would have backed his first instinct and offered his support to Neymar. According to reports, Neymar told the whistleblower: "Don't touch me" several times and also swore at him.
The latter time was a considerable 0.704 faster than Red Bull's Australian Daniel Ricciardo, the best of the rest. Lewis Hamilton during the French Grand Prix race at Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France on June 24, 2018.
Conservative activists have already announced their intention to use a more conservative court to overturn the 1973 Roe v. That list included two judges with Michigan connections: Judge Raymond Kethledge, on the U.S.
Supreme Court in a decision that should help level the playing field between bricks-and-mortar and internet-based sellers. The 16 states with laws similar to South Dakota's, including IN and ME , are less likely to be challenged.
Ahead of 2+2 dialogue, Trump says India charges 100% tariff
Trump has also threatened Harley-Davidson with a "big tax" on bikes which are manufactured overseas and then imported into the US. Then it appeared as if Harley-Davidson's chief executive was punching back with a quote disparaging Trump.
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Philippe Coutinho skips out of the tackle from Nemanja Matic during Brazil's 2-0 win over Serbia . Others in the last 16 will be wary - the five-time winners mean business in Russian Federation .
Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation
Denmark require just a point to join France in the knockout stages, and could even pip Les Bleus to top spot with a victory. Argentina will attempt to salvage its World Cup status when it takes on Nigeria on Tuesday evening.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 with LTE, AI Face Unlock launched
Xiaomi is releasing the new phone in two RAM variants, 3GB and 4GB and the internal storage also has two options 32GB and 64GB. The Mi Max 2 which came with a 6.44-inch display and 5,300mAh battery measured 174.1 x 88.7 x 7.6 mm and weighed 211 grams.
Liverpool readying huge Marco Asensio bid
Despite interest from European Champions Real Madrid , The Mirror states "The Frenchman still wants to move to Reds". Nabil Fekir could still leave Lyon this summer, despite a move to Liverpool collapsing earlier this month.
James Harden named NBA Most Valuable Player
Harden's award will undoubtedly cause more debate to occur in the coming days due to James' similarly-incredible campaign. Dwane Casey was chosen Coach of the Year for his work with the Toronto Raptors, who fired him last month.
Harry Kane now top scorer, sets new record against Panama
Former England worldwide Gary Neville has lavished praise on striker Harry Kane after his hat-trick in the World Cup on Sunday. Panama's equal-sized army of red-shirted fans continued to dance and cheer on the "Canaleros" (Canalmen) to the end.
Senegal, Japan share the points in thriller
Japan and Senegal are now tied atop the Group H table on three points after pulling off upsets in their first games. The 32-year-old Honda, a former AC Milan forward, became the first Japanese player to score at three World Cups.
Hazard plays down Lukaku comment after Panama win
Asked about Courtois' comments afterwards, a smiling Hazard said: "He wants to give me confidence!" " I was on a mission ". [I got a] nice assist, but usually when I pass to Romelu , he scores, so it's not that hard to get an assist sometimes.