Gareth Southgate was always likely to name a weakened England team, but he made EIGHT changes.

Southgate made wholesale changes for the match against Belgium – the final encounter of Group G – with both sides having already qualified.

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The elephant in the room was, of course, the prospect of both managers actually wanting to finish second in the group to avoid having to face Brazil in the quarter-finals.

Inevitably, fans – and so-called experts – had an absolute field day on social media in the lead up to the match…

Classic.