By finishing second to Belgium in Group G, England avoided a loaded top half of the draw featuring France, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Portugal.
Marcus Rashford was lively on the ball, happy to come deep to kick-start moves and used space cleverly all evening.
The goal difference for both the two teams is the same as of now. If the match ends in a draw tonight the winner would be decided by fair play.
England impressed in their opening two World Cup games, but in Belgium they face the world's third-ranked side, and a squad loaded with world-class talent such as Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne.
Cahill, who could start in Thursday's first-against-second clash in Group G, was pushed in the back by Belgian winger Dries Mertens during England's final friendly before Euro 2012.
Alli possesses a goal threat that Loftus-Cheek lacks and, crucially, England need if they are to take the burden away from their free-scoring captain.