Revealed: 76% of fans tell Southgate to keep Kane in team for Belgium clash

Winning the group is generally an advantage in World Cup terms but England’s victory against Panama – and its emphatic nature – has actually provided Gareth Southgate with an unusual conundrum.

With Japan top of Group H and Colombia second going into the final day of the group stages, England could theoretically set up an ‘easier’ last 16 tie by coming second.

Finishing below Belgium in Group G would also put England into a side of the draw where the biggest fish is Spain, avoiding the other section where France, Argentina, Portugal and Uruguay reside, but at the expense of some of the positive momentum generated by their flying start.

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Another man who has momentum is free-scoring Spurs hitman Harry Kane, who currently tops the Golden Boot standings and wants to score goals at every opportunity.

Yet, the risk of an injury to Kane in a fairly meaningless match is one that Southgate must manage so we put the question to you – should he be rested?

The answer was emphatic – 76 per cent want him to stay in the team, as you can see from the full results below…