England can slot into 1G or 2G depending on their result against Belgium Some England fans are urging Gareth Southgate to lose against Belgium so the Three Lions can enjoy an easier journey through the World Cup knockout stages.England could top the group with a draw on Thursday night, however that could result in a tougher route to the final after Brazil confirmed their place in the draw as Group E winners. So is it ok to want England to lose tomorrow?!— Luke McFarlane (@LukeMcFarlane) June 27, 2018 I am so, so up for England NOT winning Group G. Totally understand all the counter-arguments, including momentum and, yes, the possibility of facing Colombia. Totally accept it could backfire terribly. But I think defeat tmrw could be quite welcome. No doubt Belgium feel the same https://t.co/uVemX94bOr— Oliver Kay (@OliverKayTimes) June 27, 2018 England’s last-16 opponents are yet to be decided. Japan and Senegal currently occupy the qualification places in Group H with Colombia still battling to progress.However, the Three Lions know who they will meet in a potential quarter-final depending on where they finish in the group.Finish top and it’s Brazil or Mexico. Finish second and it’s Switzerland or Sweden.Without underestimating any nation, the draw does appear to be more favourable if England were to lose against the Red Devils tomorrow night (or draw and pick up more bookings).France, Argentina, Uruguay and Portugal all lie in wait in the top half of the draw, while the bottom half contains Spain, Croatia, Russia and Denmark.However, other fans have stressed the importance of momentum going into the knockout rounds and couldn’t possibly want their country to suffer defeat.The permutations haven’t gone unnoticed on Twitter, with fans polarised on how Southgate should approach tomorrow’s game: Belgium and England will be the first game you will ever see both teams trying to lose to get the easiest route to a World Cup final. Quick look and possibly Croatia are the toughest side on that half of the draw now— Padraig Amond (@padraigamond21) June 27, 2018 England and Belgium both desperate to lose tomorrow, what a game that will be! xD— NepentheZ (@NepentheZ) June 27, 2018 So how do #england go about not winning the group? Rotate? Weakend team? Go and sell that to players desperate to impress and play in last 16 game. If they lose and don’t play well, they get dropped. Too much incentive. Crazy to talk in such negative terms.— Warren Haughton (@WarrenHaughton) June 27, 2018 I get why people would rather finish second but I can’t bring myself to want England to lose tomorrow.— Jason 🏴 (@JasonJ1987) June 27, 2018 I pray England lose against Belgium on purpose, so much easier if we come second in our group— Adam Lee (@Adam12Lee) June 27, 2018 1 So basically tomorrows Belgium vs England game will be about who can lose without making it too obvious— Cani (@CaniSports) June 27, 2018talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.