England have finished second in Group G at the Fifa World Cup after a 1-0 defeat to Belgium, meaning a second clash against Colombia.

By topping the group with three wins, Belgium will face Japan in the knockout stages. Adrian Januzaj scored the winner in the 51st minute.

It is England's first competitive defeat in 13 internationals.

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 Wednesday in Moscow on the side of the draw featuring Spain, Russia, Croatia, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland.

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

More to come..

Second round clashes:
France v Argentina, Sunday 2am
Uruguay v Portugal, Sunday 6am
Spain v Russia, Monday 2am
Croatia v Denmark, Monday 6am
Brazil v Mexico, Tuesday 2am
Belgium v Japan, Tuesday 6am
Sweden v Switzerland, Wednesday 2am
England v Colombia, Wednesday 6am

- With AP