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England expects as dark horses Belgium launch World Cup campaign

VOLGOGRAD, Russia: England open their World Cup campaign on Monday seeking to banish memories of dismal performances in recent tournaments as Belgium's "Golden Generation" kick off as dark-horse challengers. England, winners on football's biggest stage more than half a century ago, crashed out without a win four years ago in Brazil, and have not won a knockout match in any tournament since 2006. Gareth Southgate's team will be eager to start with a bang after world champions Germany slipped up in their opening match…