There is a brutal reality in football. It doesn’t matter how well you’ve played all year round, but if you missed a beat when it matters, all your past accomplishments till that point are rendered meaningless. This is the sad reality that England and Belgium have to live with.
But, the teams shouldn’t let their shoulders fall. The pair delivered when most of the big guns choked under the pressure. This in itself is a big feat, and worth building an even strong team on.
Belgium will be taking on England for Third place match in the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. It is a game for the tag of ‘Best of the Rest’.
The Red Devils’ golden generation had made the entire country proud by reaching this far in the competition. It was thought that inconsistency or complacency will the problem for the team, but coach Roberto Martinez made sure the team was sharp throughout the tournament.
Captain Eden Hazard became an even better player in the tournament. He didn’t score as many goals, but his work rate and the emergence of leadership spirit was a joy to have seen. It was clear that even though he has won most of the major trophies in the world, he will always be hungry to win something with his country.
Romelu Lukaku also developed and adapted to situations. This Belgium team has been wonderful to watch, and we expect they will only get better.
Meanwhile, ‘It Won’t Be Coming Home’, this group of England players have banished the ghosts that haunted the nation in the international competition.
Coach Gareth Southgate has been great with this tea, and it is apparent that his project is not yet over. He will keep on prodding along, change things and will only rest till he this side become an even stronger force in the footballing world.
Captain Harry Kane was playing his first tournament and has already scored six goals in it. The defence has been rock-solid. England was also the best team when it came to converting the setpieces. The tactical masterclass of Southgate will only make things better for the country.
It is hard to lose in the semi-final, and both teams have felt the brunt of that blow.
However, now is the time for them to produce another stellar display to make their respective nations proud, a final time before the curtains of this beautiful tournament are drawn.
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When and where?
This match is to be played at Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia. The ground has a capacity of 64,287 and it is going to be a mostly sunny day in Saint Petersburg with no chance of precipitation.
Where to watch Belgium vs England live?
The clash will take place at 7:30 PM (IST) on July 14th, 2018 and can be streamed live on Sony LIV and Sony Ten 2.
BEL vs ENG recent form (Last six matches)
Belgium – L W W W W W
Belgium lost for the first time in 25 games in their previous game. They have been in good form throughout the tournament and big things are expected from them in this matchup as well.
England– L D W D L W
England have been decent in this tournament. The team has performed far beyond the expectations of anyone, and will want to finish this campaign on a high.
BEL vs ENG Head to head
Belgium Won – 3
England Won – 4
Not Decided – 15
Belgium and England have played each other 22 times before. The last encounter took place in this tournament where Belgium won with a scoreline of 1-0.
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BEL vs ENG Probable Playing 11:
England (3-1-4-2) –
Pickford, Cahill/Walker, Jones/Stones, Maguire, Henderson/Dier, Alexander-Arnold, Delph/Alli, Loftus-Cheek/Lingard, Rose, Kane, Rashford/Vardy
Courtois, Vertonghen/Boyata, Alderweireld, Kompany/Vermaelen, Meunier, Fellaini, Witsel, Carrasco, de Bruyne, Lukaku, Hazard
Players to look out for-
The captain has led his side commendably, and this is the perfect platform for him to bow out of the tournament on a high.
The Chelsea man has come into his own in the tournament. He has raised his stocks in the books of everyone who would be vying for his services in the future.
Gambling India Info Match Prediction Belgium vs England –
Both teams come into this game with a mind-blowing record. Still, we see Belgium winning this game by the closest of margins.
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