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World Cup Day 15: Belgium, Colombia win Groups G and H

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Couldn't keep up with the final days for Groups G and H? Don't worry, BostonSportsJournal.com has you covered with all the highlights from Russia in quickie form, complete with BSJ insight and analysis.

FIVE THOUGHTS FROM FRIDAY'S ACTION

Belgium... wins?: With both of their places in the Round of 16 secure, both teams rested players: England made eight changes, sitting Harry Kane, Kyle Walker, Jesse Lingard and several others, as if almost content to finish second in the group to Belgium. In the same boat, Belgium manager Roberto Martinez also made a series of changes (nine) which, like England's Gareth Southgate, indicated this Group G finale would be anything but two teams going for the jugular, and that the Red Devils, too, had no problem finishing second to the English. Belgium had a couple of tries at goal in the first 10 minutes, but with one yellow card to Belgium, the Fair Play separation was in England's favor by two points; a second in the 33rd increased the margin by three. Things changed, though, with Adnan Januzaj's strike from 16 yards away -- the first shot on target in the second half -- in the 51st minute, which lifted Belgium into first in the group, and made the Fair Play conversation moot: the game opened briefly, but with England in second, there were tries, but the shots were simply half-hearted out of the Three Lions. More on this in a bit.

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