England face Colombia in the last 16 of the World Cup on Tuesday after losing to Belgium to finish second in their final Group G match.
Martinez's Belgium side ran out 1-0 winners against England in Kaliningrad on Thursday thanks to a wondrous Adnan Januzaj goal and despite making nine changes to their previous team that thrashed Tunisia 5-2 in Moscow.
Had they won their group England would have been on a path to a quarter-final on Friday, July 6 (7pm), on the same evening that Norwich play King's Lynn Town in their first pre-season friendly.
Though the Teranga Lions were level on points with Japan with the same goal difference, they were eliminated because of the new Federation Internationale de Football Association fair play rule.
"We came here with a big squad and everyone is fighting for their place".
"Thomas Vermaelen had a nasty knock in his eye, looked like a boxer this morning so I think he forgot about all his previous problems".
If we don't get to the last four I'd be shocked.
"For me, it's going to be a brilliant game to be involved in", added Southgate.
"Well I think Marouane is a player that often is criticised by a lot of fans, but I think he's a very useful player".
While Belgium will undoubtedly enjoy heading into the knockout stage having won every match they've played thus far, the team now finds itself with a much more hard path to the final. "We have to get past Colombia first, they are a unsafe team and we have to beat them and not look into the future".
England's Three Lions' winger Fabian Delph will leave his team's World Cup base in Russian Federation and is expected to head back to United Kingdom ahead of his wife giving birth.
The England manager's decision was also taken with squad harmony in mind. "We can see our level and the level of the best and we want to keep improving".
The game could make or break Southgate after he admitted it is the biggest match England have played in a decade.
There was a odd feeling around the game as both teams were already assured of progress to the last 16, with talk about the best path to the final compounded by a combined 17 changes. I went to two of their games in Brazil [four years ago] - they were incredible occasions.
"After every session we just practise".
Gareth Southgate was impressed by England captain Harry Kane's response to seeing his Golden Boot tilt put on hold, praising the sharpshooter's collective focus ahead of the World Cup knockout phase. But Germany got the better of Argentina on penalties in the 2006 quarter-finals.
Defender Jose Gimenez is set for a return for Uruguay after missing the victory over Russian Federation with a back injury. Uruguay & Portugal face off in Sochi with a place in the quarter-finals on the line.
Ardern has had little sleep over the past few days, with the baby also described as being "very alert and one hungry baby". It's the couple's first child together, and comes eight months after the 37 year old was sworn in as Prime Minister.
Since Trump's executive order , Democrats have argued his search for a way out of one humanitarian crisis merely created another. She says this leaves groups like hers "uncertain" about how to manage those kids already in detention in the U.S.
At the event, Trump also bashed "the mayor of San Diego" for warning citizens about immigration agent raids. But after public outcry, President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered that they be brought back together.
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia - Switzerland is through to a knockout game against Sweden at the World Cup . "I think that won't change". Sweden's win in their opening match was their first at the World Cup since 1958 when they beat Mexico 3-0 as tournament hosts.
The 3031-metre high volcano's last deadly eruptions occurred in 1963 and 1964, during which about 1200 people were killed. The budget airline said in a statement that the Ngurah Rai International Airport was closed today, from 3am to 7pm.
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Suarez tossed aside his translation headphones, then smiled broadly in defiance and finally said: "What a waste of time". SARANSK, Russia - Cristiano Ronaldo's missed penalty cost Portugal first place in its World Cup group.
Five-goal Belgium say stand by for more
No need for Hazard to repeat his rebuke of Lukaku at half-time in the opener against Panama . Another against England would see them suspended for the first of the knockout games.
Alison Ettel a.k.a 'Permit Patty' issues an apology
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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy says he's retiring
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'I'm always in the fast lane,' says Serena
The world No 1 was unseeded at Roland Garros due to her absence to give birth to daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian last September. Her defeat in Paris, against Halep, was hard but not unexpected despite her having played great tennis in the first set.
Trump denies he's to blame for Harley-Davidson decision
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Japan, Senegal share the points in draw
A similarly attritional contest could be on the cards on Sunday against the Central Americas who are making their World Cup debut. He played a number of minutes in the last match , giving him confidence, and there were a number of things we had to fine tune.