549
7 shares, 549 points
Loading...

Belgium defeated England 2-0, the third place in FIFA Russia 2018.

England’s World Cup campaign ended in a very disappointing manner as they were beaten by Belgium 2-0 in the third-place play-off in St Petersburg, Saturday yesterday.

The Gareth Southgate’s side delivered the Three Lions’ best showing at the tournament since 1990 but finished with back-to-back losses after the agonising 2-1 semi-final defeat in extra time against Croatia.

Loading...

The Belgium team who missed out on reaching their first final when they were beaten by France in the last four came into the third-place match with full force, full-back Thomas Meunier, who was suspended for the previous game, slotted in Saturday’s opening goal from close range after just four minutes.

Belgium captain Eden Hazard was impressive throughout the contest and scored his side’s second goal with seven minutes remaining.

Midfielder Kevin de Bruyne forced Jordan Pickford into a fine one-handed save shortly after and the Everton goalkeeper also made a sharp save to keep out Meunier’s thumping volley.

Loading...

England looked flat after their efforts on Wednesday and was second best in the opening period, before threatening to find a breakthrough in the second half.

Eric Dier’s low drive was comfortable for Thibaut Courtois and Dier then had a dinked shot brilliantly cleared off the line by Tottenham team-mate Toby Alderweireld.

As Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku failed to find the net, it means opposite number Harry Kane, who came closest to netting by scuffing a shot wide, continues to lead the Golden Boot race with six goals.

Loading...

The World Cup final takes place in Moscow this Sunday (kick-off 16:00 BST), with 1998 champions France taking on Croatia.

LATEST NEWS & JOBS SUBSCRIPTION

Be 1st to know! Join over 8000+ others receiving our latest news, job vacancies, and other cool stuff direct to their inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Powered by Best Social Sharing Plugin for WordPress Easy Social Shre Buttons


Like it? Share with your friends!

549
7 shares, 549 points

What's Your Reaction?

Lol Lol
0
Lol
Love Love
0
Love
angry angry
0
angry
Like Like
0
Like
Dislike Dislike
0
Dislike
omg omg
0
omg
Admin

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Please Share

Spread the word. Let your friends know!
Later
This window will automatically close in 14 seconds
Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format
LATEST NEWS & JOBS SUBSCRIPTION

Be 1st to know! Join over 8000+ others receiving our latest news, job vacancies, and other cool stuff direct to their inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Powered by Best Social Sharing Plugin for WordPress Easy Social Share Buttons
LATEST NEWS & JOBS SUBSCRIPTION

Be 1st to know! Join over 8000+ others receiving our latest news, job vacancies, and other cool stuff direct to their inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Powered by Best Social Sharing Plugin for WordPress Easy Social Share Buttons