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Meunier and Hazard on target as Belgium down England to clinch World Cup bronze

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Honourable achievement


England forced to settle for 4th-place at this summer’s World Cup, as goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard hand Belgium a 2-0 win and bronze medal honours.

FT: Belgium 2-0 England



Changes for both sides as Mousa Dembele replaces Youri Tielemans for Belgium, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek makes way for Dele Alli for England.

Video: Hazard kills off England


And just like that the game looks over as Belgium catch England on the break, with Kevin De Bruyne’s perfectly-weighted pass slipping in Eden Hazard, who in turn slams home confidently at Jordan Pickford’s near post.

Video: Pickford's star continues to rise

What a save!

A stunning right-footed volley from Thomas Meunier looks destined to hand the PSG man his second of the day, only for Jordan Pickford to produce a superb one-handed stop!

Closer and closer

England piling on the pressure now, as both Eric Dier and Harry Maguire go close with headers.

Video: Alderweireld with a superb piece of defending

What a clearance!

A superb one-two between Eric Dier and Marcus Rashford sees the former slipped in one-on-one with Thibaut Courtois.

Dier’s dinked finish beats the Chelsea shot-stopper, only for Toby Alderweireld to somehow recover and clear the effort off the line!

Opening up

Plenty of space starting to open up now as England continue to dominate second-half possession, with Belgium looking dangerous on the break.

Gareth Southgate’s men just lacking a final ball, though.

4-goal haul


Romelu Lukaku makes way after his heavy first-touch just moments before once again lets him down in a brilliant position.

Dries Mertens comes on in his place.


Jesse Lingard’s half volley from inside the box flies across the face of goal, with Harry Kane just unable to get a crucial touch on the ball.

The Three Lions looking much improved since the break, though.


Gareth Southgate changes things up as Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford are introduced for Danny Rose and Raheem Sterling for England.


We’re back underway for the second 45!


The opening 45 minutes come to a close, with Belgium in front in a frankly-pedestrian clash that neither side look overly interested in.

HT: Belgium 1-0 England


An injury for Nacer Chadli forces the West Brom winger off, with Thomas Vermaelen surprisingly the man chosen to replace him.


The game has entered a real flat period, with Belgium continuing to look the far more comfortable side both with and without the ball, as England struggle to carve out any real chances of note.

Video: Chance for Belgium

Balanced effort


England’s best opportunity of the game so far falls to Harry Kane, but his effort from the edge of the box is dragged wide of Thibaut Courtois’ post.


The game is absolutely wide open with just over a quarter of an hour gone, as Fabian Delph and Ruben Loftus-Cheek first have tame efforts saved by Thibaut Courtois, before a heavy touch is all that stops Romelu Lukaku from a clear-cut effort at the English goal.


Belgium go close again as Romelu Lukaku’s pass somehow makes its way to Kevin De Bruyne, with the Manchester City midfielder’s effort from 8 yards taking a deflection and forcing a reflex save from Jordan Pickford.

Video: Meunier opens the scoring


Belgium are in front with just 4 minutes on the clock!

A perfect through ball from Romelu Lukaku slips Nacer Chadli in down the left, with the latter’s low cross slid home impressively by the arriving Thomas Meunier.

Belgium 1-0 England

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Match: Belgium vs England

Competition: 2018 World Cup

Date: 14-07-2018

Kick-off time: 15:00 (UK time)

Stadium: Luzhniki Stadium

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KAZAN, RUSSIA – JULY 06: Kevin De Bruyne of Belgium controls the ball during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Brazil and Belgium at Kazan Arena on July 6, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Heartbreak, Wrong Turn, No Cigar.

The World Cup Play-Offs are hosted by two crestfallen champions in England and Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium. Two sides imbued by the confidence of their people for the success of their run. They are revered for their exploits and pride they invoked.

However when the two teams step onto the pitch all of that will wash away and they will bathe in the tub of failure. The two sides will go toe-to-toe in a match devoid of true meaning where the remunerative grand prize is 3rd place.

Belgium and England can both look back on their tournament with pride and satisfaction. Both nations come from a loin cloth that failed to challenge for major tournaments for generations.

Both countries can see their exhilarating and nation inspiring runs as a success. They can use this success as a foundation and springboard to launch future campaigns, this must be the cornerstone for the future. Young Belgium kids and English kids watching the World Cup will be inspired by this generation of footballers and will seek to emulate them.

Whilst 3rd place might not be the loftiest of prizes, the opportunity to end on a good note and grasp at a sort of redemption shot will be appetising to the two beasts.


Belgium arrive having wrestled with the giants France in a prudent affair. The Red Devils began with a rampant start against the cagey French who sat back and climbed into the game slowly. Belgium were undone by a set-piece header of Umtiti and the irrepressible Kylian Mbappe and Pogba who were the hot knife to Belgiums Butter. The French unit proved impregnable and Belgium crashed out to a disappointing 1-0 defeat which will taste bitter in their mouth.

England arrive in total anguish having had the game in the palm of their hands. The Three Lions were forced to watch it drain through the cracks of their hand. England began in explosive fashion storming the Croatians with pace and ferocity which led to a stunning Trippier free-kick goal. However the English slowly released their shackles whilst the Croatians rose in stature. It was one of those cases where scoring too early was dangerous. An extra time heartbreak goal by Mandzukic saw the English evicted.

Now after full circle these two giants will do rodeo and present to us the game we were robbed in the qualifiers. With England and Belgium qualifying early they played their second string teams with defeat proving the more alluring.

Belgium won the first leg with a stunning Januzaj jinks and left foot curler 1-0.


After a firing start by Harry Kane and England it seems their firepower has petered out. The marksman had 6 goals in his first 4 games before running dry.

Harry Kane has had just one shot on target in his last three World Cup matches — his penalty goal against Colombia in the last 16. Kane has not had a shot on target in his last four hours and 33 minutes of action at the World Cup. Kane will hope that he can use this as an opportunity to end on a high note.

His counter part Lukaku wrestles with a similar demon after his stellar performances up front. Both strikers will look to end their barren run and put their opposition to the sword.

Belgium will be eyeing a victory against England that will seal their highest ever finish in a World Cup and mark down a legacy. Having lost 4-2 to France in a play-off in 1986. England face similar prospects with an opportunity to better their 2nd best finish with a victory against Belgium. England played a play-off against Italy in 1990 where they lost their only game in normal time of the tournament and finished 4th. It is an opportunity for those young lions to mark their legacy.

101 Great Goals predicts: Belgium 1 – England 0

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