Useful facts: Group H encounters take place at 16h00 as Senegal take on Colombia. England have scored more goals from free-kicks or corners than anyone else during the World Cup group stages. The teams feature 35 players from last season's Premier League between them, including the entire England roster, and are playing for the top spot in Group G as they both have two victories in two matches.
All four teams had a chance to advance in games that were being played simultaneously and Sweden's comprehensive lead over Mexico put Germany into prime position to advance as well - provided the Germans could score against the South Koreans.
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Japan will play the winners of Group G - either England or Belgium, who were to play later Thursday - in the next round. Senegal will "have the whole continent behind them" when they look to become the only team from Africa to reach the World Cup knockout stage in Russian Federation, says defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
All the final group matches are played together to avoid what happened to Algeria in 1982. The match came to be known as the Disgrace of Gijon. "We've learned an enormous amount from studying Germany as a team, last summer [at the Confederations Cup] not least, and implemented that".
He dropped the opening set in a tie-break, but levelled by winning the second. Coric took a little over two hours to claim his first grass court title. The Serbian spent the last of his 223 weeks at number one in the week of November 6, 2016, and gained that much after reaching the Fever-Tree Championships final.
A point against the South Americans would be enough, though Colombia sit a point behind Senegal and know they need something from the game. The South Americans are now third and need a win in Samara to guarantee a place in the last 16, while the African side are second and will progress with at least a draw.
Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel has already warned Croatia to play their strongest side against Iceland . A draw vs Iran will help them finish in the top 2 and thus guarantee a place in the knockout stages. Even though they lost their next match to Nigeria , they still are very well in the tournament and could yet advance. Brazil's last-gasp win over Costa Rica took them alongside Switzerland on four points, with Serbia on three.
I am with players who have been in the national team for a long time and they are at big clubs. "Of course, we regret that it happened". Japan, who are level with Senegal on three points, are seeking their second victory in Russian Federation after starting with a 2-1 win over 10-man Colombia .
The gratitude did not stop outside the stadium. Mexican Airlines Company Aeroméxico offered 20 per cent off on flights from Mexico City to Seoul. Despite the devastating loss - and Germany's first failure to make it out of group play in its history - coach Joachim Low's job is safe .
With Sweden and Mexico at nil-nil in the afternoon's other Group F fixture, the Germans may have felt comfortable with their goalless scoreline at half-time, knowing that their head-to-head record against the Swedes gave them the edge in the race for the last 16.
They didn't bother celebrating post-game despite learning Germany's loss put them into the knockout phase. Johan Lindblom, 47, a Mexico City-based businessman originally from Stockholm wearing a Sweden shirt was relieved that both teams had progressed.
Raheem Sterling will be rested while Danny Rose, Eric Dier , Gary Cahill and Jamie Vardy are all in contention to start. "We can't consider ourselves a top team until we start to beat those top teams", he said. But if they lose to Belgium and finish second, their potential opponents for the quarter-finals would be Switzerland or Sweden. It goes without saying that playing to lose isn't the right mentality to have at a major worldwide tournament and now Gary Lineker has spoken ...
Switzerland tied the game in the 88th minute and Costa Rica seemed headed for a loss until a penalty kick in injury time bounced over the line thanks to Bryan Ruíz, a friendly crossbar and perhaps the sheer force of will of 4.5 million Costa Ricans.
Mexico also advanced to the knock-out stage as runner-up. South Korea had pulled off a miracle. South Korea's Son Heung-Min added another goal a few minutes later in one of the most shocking results in soccer history , officially eliminating defending champion Germany.
England fan Will Tomlinson, 34, who has travelled to Russian Federation, said he hoped for an English influx as the team progressed through the tournament. "We just have to decide whether to put him back in or whether it is more beneficial for him to have a slower build up". Take a look through the gallery above to see how England could line up when they take on Belgium in their World Cup Group G clash.
For that reason, don't be surprised if you see a few extra fouls between the two sides on Thursday. With progress to the last-16 already assured, both sides are planning changes for Thursday's Kaliningrad encounter despite the match deciding the victor of Group G.
Mexico were pushing for a goal to improve their goal difference in the closing stages, but they were unable to carve out a clear-cut chance. South Korea's first goal in injury time was initially disallowed for offside but that decision was overturned after a video review - meaning Mexico would advance to the knockout stage with Sweden despite the heavy loss.
James is hesitant to be the first star to jolt to Los Angeles, and there is concern that Paul George's coming to the Lakers is no longer a sure thing, per the report. The Spurs do not have to rush to make a deal, as they could potentially wait until the trade deadline to finally pull the trigger. The latest ESPN story suggested that former first-round pick Josh Hart could be involved in a trade with the Spurs.
Skipper Virat Kohli and the in-form KL Rahul batted together in adjacent nets against spin and pace respectively. The two-match T20I series against Ireland will get India a chance to acclimatize themselves into the English conditions as they have struggled to counter the swing and overcast conditions in England in the past.