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    • Thibaut Courtois Goalkeeper
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    • Jan Vertonghen Defender
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    • Kevin De Bruyne Midfielder
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    • Axel Witsel Midfielder
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      • Simon Mignolet Substitute
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Belgium vs England


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Belgium
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14 Jul 2018 16:00 Saint Petersburg Stadium World Cup
England
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4’ Thomas Meunier

82’ Eden Hazard

Commentary
94’ Belgium have won the 2018 FIFA World Cup Third Place game, which is Belgiums best ever World Cup Finish with a 2-0 victory against England.
94’ The whistle blows for full time.
94’ End of the half.
93’ Yellow card awarded to Witsel (Belgium).
93’ Axel Witsel goes in the book for disrespect of distance.
92’ The ball is crossed in from the right by Belgium's De Bruyne
90’ Dier crosses from the left for England
87’ The ball is crossed in from the left by Belgium's Hazard
85’ De Bruyne is off-target with a right-footed shot
85’ Eden Hazard plays in Kevin De Bruyne this time on the left flank but his shot gets blocked right away by John Stones.
84’ Ruben Loftus-Cheek has come off for Dele Alli.
84’ England's Alli enters the game and replaces Loftus-Cheek
84’ Mertens gives away a free-kick and it's taken short,
82’ Eden Hazard recieves the ball from Kevin De Bruyne who dribbles in and beats Jordan Pickford near post. 2-0 Belgium.
82’ Goal!! Scored by Hazard (Belgium).
81’ England get a ball in from the right, delivered by Rashford.
81’ The ball is crossed in from the left by England's Trippier
80’ Rashford's low right-footed effort is going to hit the target and the keeper claims the ball with ease.
80’ Belgium has another counter attack after a beautiful passing display by Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, and Dries Mertens who plays a killer cross to Thomas Meunier who hits a venomous shot on the volley but Jordan Pickford does well to parry the ball away.
80’ Dembélé gives away a free-kick and it is taken quickly
80’ Meunier is on target with a right-footed effort for Belgium
80’ Belgium get a ball in from the right, delivered by Mertens.
79’ Cross from the left hand-side by Trippier
79’ Cross from the right-hand side by Delph
78’ Belgium's Dembélé enters the game and replaces Tielemans
78’ Moussa Dembele has come on for Youri Tielemans.
78’ Harry Maguire gets a yellow card for dissent.
77’ The ball is crossed in from the left by England's Trippier
76’ Yellow card awarded to Maguire (England).
76’ Goal kick for England taken by Pickford
76’ Kevin De Bruyne starts another Belgium counter attack and plays Dries Mertens in who tries a curling shot from just inside the box but miss hits it and goes out for a goal kick
76’ Mertens is off-target with a right-footed shot
75’ Belgium's Courtois takes the goal kick
74’ A header from England's Maguire goes wide of the left upright.
74’ England get a ball in from the left, delivered by Trippier.
74’ Kieran Trippier plays in another great ball from the free kick and finds the head of Harry Maguire but his shot misses just wide as well.
73’ Goal kick for Belgium taken by Courtois
73’ Dier's headed effort goes wide of the left upright.
73’ Cross from the left hand-side by Lingard
73’ Eric Dier has another shot near the penalty spot after Jesse Lingard whips in a cross but his header just misses the far post.
73’ Cross from the right-hand side by Rashford
73’ Corner for England. Rashford sendsin an inswinging corner from the left.
72’ Cross from the left hand-side by Trippier
72’ Kieran Trippier lines up and takes a free kick from about 30 yards out and crosses it in which has to be headed behind for a corner by Vincent Kompany.
71’ Tielemans gives away a free-kick for handball. The game continues quickly as they opt to take it short.
71’ Goal kick taken by Courtois
70’ England's Trippier curls an outswinging corner from the right.
70’ Eric Dier plays a one-two and flicks it over a sliding Thibaut Courtois from the 6 yard box but is cleared off the line by his Tottenham teammate Toby Alderweireld.
70’ Wide of the mark from Dier who drives a right-footed shot off-target
69’ The referee awards a goal kick and it is taken by Pickford
69’ Eric Dier takes a low driven shot from outside the box which forces a diving save by Thibaut Courtois to his right which he handles and doesn't give up a rebound.
69’ Meunier sends in an inswinging cross from the left, which goes directly out of play.
68’ Dier's low right-footed effort is going to hit the target, but the keeper gets down low to his left.
67’ Cross from the right-hand side by Delph
67’ Loftus-Cheek crosses from the left for England
67’ England get a ball in from the left, delivered by Trippier.
66’ After an England corner, Belgium hit England on the counter started by a beautiful touch by Kevin De Bruyne and a pass to the wing to Dries Mertens but nothing happens on the 4 on 3 attackas Kevin De Bruyne plays a ball but Dries Mertens doesn't make the run.
66’ Kane tries a right-footed shot but can't find the goal.
66’ Trippier takes a corner from the left for England
65’ Trippier crosses from the left for England
63’ Right-footed effort by Kompany is off-target
63’ Cross from the left hand-side by Mertens
63’ Corner for Belgium. Mertens sends in an outswinging corner from the right.
63’ Cross from the left hand-side by Mertens
63’ Hazard takes a corner from the right for Belgium.
60’ Belgium's Mertens enters the game and replaces Lukaku
60’ Romelu Lukaku is being subbed off for Dries Mertens.
59’ Cross from the right-hand side by Delph
56’ Kevin De Bruyne plays Romelu Lukaku in again but his first touch is heavy once more and Jordan Pickford comes out to claim it.
56’ Lingard crosses from the left for England
56’ Wide of the mark from Lingard who drives a right-footed shot off-target
55’ Goal kick for Belgium taken by Courtois
54’ Lingard attempts a right-footed volley, but it goes wide of the left upright.
54’ The ball is crossed in from the left by England's Trippier
54’ Jesse Lingard drives a ball across the 6 yard box but Harry Kane can't get a boot to it to deflect it goalwards and goes behind for a goal kick.
53’ The ball is crossed in from the left by England's Loftus-Cheek
52’ John Stones gets a yellow card for holding Eden Hazard and preventing him from starting a Belgian counter attack.
52’ Yellow card awarded to Stones (England).
51’ The ball is crossed in from the right by England's Trippier
51’ England's Trippier curls in an inswinging corner from the left.
50’ Kieran Trippier whips in a cross from the right flank and has to be defended by Jan Vertonghen who deflects it behind for a corner kick.
50’ Vermaelen concedes a free-kick.
49’ The ball is crossed in from the left by England's Jones
47’ The referee awards a goal kick and it is taken by Courtois
46’ The teams have switched sides with Belgium now attacking from right to left, and the second half is underway.
46’ The half is underway.
46’ England's Rashford enters the game and replaces Sterling
46’ England's Lingard enters the game and replaces Rose
48’ Alireza Faghani blows the whistle before Belgium can take a corner to signal halftime. Belgium lead 1-0 after 45 minutes thanks to Thomas Meunier's 4th minute goal, the Red Devil's quickest World Cup goal ever.
48’ The referee calls time on the half.
47’ Lukaku is off-target with a left-footed shot
47’ Some excellent defending by John Stones denies Romelu Lukaku one on one when he took his shot from just outside the box.
46’ Goal kick for England taken by Pickford
45’ Alderweireld sends in an outswinging cross from the left, which goes directly out of play.
45’ Kevin De Bruyne has a go from just inside the box but his shot is blocked right away by the English defense.
45’ Wide of the mark from De Bruyne who drives a right-footed shot off-target
45’ The ball is crossed in from the left by Belgium's Meunier
43’ Lukaku gives away a free-kick and it is taken quickly
41’ Goal kick for England taken by Pickford
39’ Hazard crosses from the right for Belgium.
39’ Belgium's Hazard curls in an inswinging corner from out on the left.
39’ Belgium's Vermaelen enters the game and replaces Chadli
39’ Nacer Chadli has to come out due to his injury. Thomas Vermaelen has come on.
39’ De Bruyne crosses from the left for Belgium
38’ Sterling crosses from the left for England
37’ Goal kick for England taken by Pickford
36’ Nacer Chadli is being looked at by physios after pulling up with a left leg injury. The Belgian physios are signaling for a substitution.
36’ The ball is crossed in from the right by Belgium's Chadli
35’ Goal kick for England taken by Pickford
35’ Kevin De Bruyne plays a pass for Youri Tielemans who is sitting outside the box but whiffs his shot which luckily goes directo to Toby Alderweireld who puts too much on it and sends the ball over the bar.
35’ Belgium's Alderweireld tries a volley with his right foot, but it flies high and wide to the right.
35’ Cross from the left hand-side by De Bruyne
35’ Belgium's De Bruyne fires in a low driven corner from out on the right.
34’ Hazard attempts a right-footed low drive, but it goes wide of the right post.
34’ Eden Hazard dribbles into the box and has a go from around the penalty spot but his shot is blocked by John Stones before it can get to Jordan Pickford.
33’ Cross from the left hand-side by Meunier
32’ Cross from the left hand-side by Dier
30’ Youri Tielemans has a strike from just outside the box but is blocked immediately by a sliding English defender.
30’ Tielemans is off-target with a right-footed shot
28’ Witsel gives away a free-kick and it's taken short,
27’ Cross from the left hand-side by Meunier
27’ The referee awards a goal kick and it is taken by Courtois
25’ Goal kick taken by Courtois
24’ Sterling tries a right-footed shot but can't find the goal.
24’ Raheem Sterling sets up Harry Kane just inside the 18 yard box but has to wait on the ball a split second and the shot and misses inches wide to the left.
24’ Goal kick for Belgium taken by Courtois
23’ Right-footed effort by Kane is off-target
22’ The ball is crossed in from the left by Belgium's Tielemans
21’ The ball is crossed in from the right by England's Sterling
20’ Kieran Trippier takes the corner and plays the ball near the penalty spot which Harry Maguire wins the header but can't get enough power on it to beat Thibaut Courtois who saves it easily.
20’ Maguire heads at goal
20’ England get a ball in from the left, delivered by Trippier.
20’ England's Trippier curls an outswinging corner from the right.
19’ The ball is crossed in from the left by England's Loftus-Cheek
17’ Kevin De Bruyne plays a first time ball to Romelu Lukaku inside the box but his first touch is too heavy and the ball goes straight to Jordan Pickford before he can get a shot away.
16’ Cross from the right-hand side by Witsel
15’ Kieran Trippier sends in a first time cross who finds the open head of Ruben Loftus-Cheek but his header goes directly at the Belgian keeper.
15’ Loftus-Cheek heads at goal
15’ Trippier crosses from the left for England
14’ Delph is on target with a right-footed effort for England
14’ Fabian Delph has a shot from outside the box but his low driven shot isn't a problem for Thibaut Courtois who easily scoops it up.
13’ Offside - Belgium's Chadli looks across to see the assistant ref's flag raised.
12’ The ball sneaks past England's defense which leaves Kevin De Bruyne open who has a go at net which forces a save from Jordan Pickford's right hand and parries it away.
11’ Sterling tries a left footed shot but can't find the goal.
11’ England get a ball in from the left, delivered by Trippier.
10’ Kieran Trippier whips in a free kick from about 35 yards out but over hits it as England has no runners at the back post.
10’ England get a ball in from the right, delivered by Trippier.
8’ England get a ball in from the left, delivered by Jones.
4’ Goal!! Meunier scores for Belgium
4’ Meunier is on target with a right-footed effort for Belgium
4’ The ball is crossed in from the right by Belgium's Chadli
4’ On the first shot of the game, Belgium hit England on the counter-attack which Romelu Lukaku sends it wide to the left flank for Nacer Chadli who plays in a tasty low driven cross for Thomas Meunier who beat Danny Rose and tucks it home on his right foot at the six yard box. 1-0 Belgium.
3’ The referee awards a goal kick and it is taken by Courtois
1’ Alireza Faghani (Iran) is the man in the middle tonight. He blows his whistle, and we are underway at Saint Petersburg Stadium. Belgium attack from left to right and are sporting their yellow kit while England wear their red.
1’ The half is underway.
0’ England Substitutions - Kyle Walker, Jesse Lingard, Jordan Henderson, Jamie Vardy, Jack Butland, Danny Welbeck, Gary Cahill, Ashley Young, Marcus Rashford, Dele Alli, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Nick Pope
0’ England (3-5-2) - Jordan Pickford; Phil Jones, John Stones, Harry Maguire; Kieran Trippier, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Eric Dier, Fabian Delph, Danny Rose; Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane; Gareth Southgate (M)
0’ Belgium Substitutions - Thomas Vermaelen, Marouane Fellaini, Yannick Carrasco, Simon Mignolet, Koen Casteels, Dries Mertens, Thorgan Hazard, Adnan Januzaj, Moussa Dembele, Dedryck Boyata, Michy Batshuayi, Leander Dendoncker
0’ England will have to wait another four years for football to come home after a heartbreaking extra time defeat to Croatia. The Three Lions will look for Golden Boot leader Harry Kane to solidify a third place win, while powerful midfielder Eric Dier will sit in front of England's defensive three to clean up any balls that Belgium's creative midfielders come up with.
0’ Belgium come into this game after losing to France 1-0 in a thrilling Semi-Final. The Red Devils look to have a repeat of their Group G match, having beaten England already once this tournament 1-0. The Belgians will look for striker Romelu Lukaku to bag the goals while playmakers Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne will look to dictate tempo.
0’ Welcome to the 2018 World Cup Third Place match. Today we see a rematch of the two teams who advanced from Group G, as Belgium takes on England. With kickoff just a little under an hour away, let's see how these teams will line up.
0’ England XI: Jordan Pickford , Phil Jones , John Stones , Harry Maguire Solskjaer, Kieran Trippier , Ruben Loftus-Cheek , Eric Dier , Fabian Delph , Danny Rose , Raheem Sterling , Harry Kane
0’ England Subs: Jesse Lingard , Marcus Rashford , Dele Alli Clarke, Trent Alexander-Arnold , Kyle Walker , Jack Butland , Jordan Henderson Bridges, Gary Cahill , Jamie Vardy , Nick Pope , Marco Di Vaio, Danny Welbeck
0’ Belgium XI: Thibaut Courtois , Vincenzo Sommese, Stilian Petrov, Jan Vertonghen , Thomas Meunier , Youri Tielemans , Axel Witsel , Nacer Chadli , Kevin De Bruyne , Romelu Lukaku , Eden Hazard
0’ Belgium Subs: Thomas Vermaelen , Dries Mertens , Moussa Dembele , Dedryck Boyata , Leander Dendoncker , Adnan Januzaj , Yannick Carrasco , Thorgan Hazard , Michy Batshuayi , Koen Casteels , Simon Mignolet , Marouane Fellaini

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MUZWAKHE Joined: 31 May 2016
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MUZWAKHE Jul 16, 2018 09:26 AM
@briii He did well he was the key player for Belgium and they scored more goals.REAL MADRID must take him.
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clemz7 Jul 16, 2018 07:01 AM
Amangisi aphume number4, shame uyazi
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Pep G junior Joined: 26 Dec 2017
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Pep G junior Jul 15, 2018 08:28 AM
England was overrated. Never won one match convincingly. Never won against strong country.
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SMK-ZN Jul 15, 2018 07:39 AM
@Boris Becker lol lol when England was watching Belgium receiving medals you saw sadness
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SMK-ZN Jul 15, 2018 07:39 AM
@briii that’s very true and often looks for De Bruyne
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Mfanakamdala Jul 15, 2018 07:05 AM
Beaten twice in one tournament
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malatsa Jul 14, 2018 09:19 PM
@norman masecco Well done with ur predictions
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blackmeteor Jul 14, 2018 07:47 PM
Lukaku and Kane played like Premiership "strikers" today
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PM_Rendi Jul 14, 2018 07:08 PM
Im loving it
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SMK-ZN Jul 14, 2018 06:35 PM
If the game was played by the fans and media England would have won world long ago
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SMK-ZN Jul 14, 2018 06:33 PM
You have humbled the big team full of themselves it was nice to see them being spectators when winners of the day was receiving medals
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SMK-ZN Jul 14, 2018 06:32 PM
Well done and congratulations to Martinez and his troops
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Prayer@k4l Jul 14, 2018 06:26 PM
De bruyne deserved a medal...well done boys
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Muscular_Tall18 Jul 14, 2018 06:26 PM
This was given
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etsekang Jul 14, 2018 05:08 PM
@briii. I agree with you.
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briii Joined: 22 Aug 2015
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briii Jul 14, 2018 04:37 PM
Belgium can score more if hazard can stop making the game about himself, only goes forward when he has a chance to play one-two so he can score. Selfish
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Matayitayi Jul 14, 2018 04:28 PM
Belgium must win
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briii Joined: 22 Aug 2015
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briii Jul 14, 2018 04:13 PM
Oh no his trying too hard
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briii Jul 14, 2018 04:11 PM
Can someone tell Hazard that he ain't that good enough, Belgium play better than England though
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swalala Jul 14, 2018 04:04 PM
The game is on already, Belgium leading 1-0

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    • 20 Harry Maguire Solskjaer Defender
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      • 19 Jordan Henderson Bridges Substitute
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      • Kyle Walker Substitute
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