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Starting XI: Belgium v England

2018 World Cup, third/fourth play-off

Teams: Belgium v England

Date: 14 July 2018

Venue: Saint Petersburg Stadium

Belgium and England will battle it out for the Bronze medal at the 2018 World Cup at the Saint Petersburg Stadium this afternoon.

The match is scheduled to get underway at 16h00.

The Red Devils' World Cup dream came to an end on Tuesday evening when they lost 1-0 to France in the semi-final.

On the road to the last four, Roberto Martinez's men had to come from behind to defeat Japan before they defeated defeated tournament favourites Brazil in the quarterfinals.

The so-called golden generation now have an opportunity as a consolation if you like to surpass the class of 1986, who finished fourth in Mexico, the country’s greatest achievement to date.

Meanwhile, the Three Lions surpassed all expectations by reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time since 1990 with a young squad.

Gareth Southgate’s charges held their nerve to beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties in the last 16 round after a 1-1 stalemate before comfortably seeing off Sweden in the last eight.

However, the Three Lions did not have enough to overcome Croatia in the semi-final, losing 2-1 in extra-time.

These two nations met in the group stages of the tournament, with Belgium recording a 1-0 win thanks to Adnan Januzaj's wonder strike.

Here's how they line up:

Belgium: Courtois, Alderweireld, Kompany, Vertonghen, Meunier, Tielemans, Witsel, Chadli, De Bruyne, Hazard, Lukaku.

England: Pickford, Dier, Stones, Maguire, Rose, Trippier, Kane, Sterling, Jones, Delph, Loftus-Cheek.


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