Belgium vs. England live


As always in English football, coach Gareth Southgate and his men are looking back to the England team which won the World Cup in 1966.

With reasons for both sides to compete, surely this match will be more exciting than the teams' earlier meeting in the final game of the group stage.

The victory gives Belgium its best-ever finish at World Cup and builds a bit more momentum moving forward.

80th minute, 1-0 Belgium: A fantastic Belgium counter attack almost ends with another goal from Thomas Meunier, but his powerful volley is saved by England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

33' - England and Belgium have been trading possession with neither team threatening much. We know exactly the areas where we hope to get better.

There was a good tempo to the first half, although England had to wait until the 23rd minute for a chance as Harry Kane volleyed wide from inside the box.

The PSG right wingback didn't play in Belgium's semifinal loss to France due to a yellow-card suspension, and while Meunier doesn't get the accolades of his better known teammates, he made it clear again vs. England with his early goal that he is one of Belgium's most unsafe attacking players.

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Belgium were eliminated by France in the World Cup semifinal, while England blew a 1-0 halftime lead to lose 2-1 to Croatia, as the Daily Mail reported, on a goal in extra time by Mario Mandzukic.

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De Bruyne, in particular, produced a quite magnificent individual display at the heart of the Belgium midfield, mixing his trademark artistry and high energy to devastating effect. Not even Neymar and mighty Brazil managed to get the better of Belgium, who have scored a tournament-high 16 goals.

"What we have seen in this World Cup is that the players did not want to rely on talent anymore, they wanted to rely on working as a team, becoming a group of players that would do anything to achieve results".

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As for the third-place play-off between Belgium and England, we think that "Liam Brady " really put it best.

Toby Alderweireld denied England's best chance of the game, sliding on the goal line to clear a shot from Eric Dier. For me, Belgium was the most consistently entertaining team at World Cup 2018, and I expect the Belgians will keep playing with that swashbuckling style. While Loftus-Cheek was decent, Delph did nothing of note and Dier struggled in midfield against Tielemans and Kevin De Bruyne.

Just like the second half and beyond of the last four defeat by Croatia, England never looked at the races, and despite the fact he will probably end up winning the Golden Boot, Harry Kane looked very quiet once again in-front of goal.

England's squad are one of their youngest ever to appear at the finals, so while the sense of the last chance is not there, one of a missed opportunity is.

Both Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku failed to score, leaving the English forward as the heavy favorite to win the Golden Boot in Russian Federation.