The play-off match for the third place was held of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018. The match wise highlights are appended below.

Breaking – World Cup 2018: Belgium Beats England; Secures 3rd Place

FIFA World Cup 2018 – M63: Belgium Vs England 2-0

WC ’18 – Match 63: Belgium Vs England

Result: 2 – 0

Goal Scorers:

  • Belgium: Thomas Meunier 4′, Eden Hazard 82′

Match Statistics:

Belgium

Team Stats England

12

Shots

15

4 Shots On Target

6

42%

Possession 58%

482

Passes 674
86% Pass Accuracy

91%

11

Fouls 4

1

Yellow Cards

2

0 Red Cards

0

1 Offsides

0

4 Corners

5

Highlights:

  • Both England and Belgium aimed to end their World Cup campaign on a high by winning this match and securing the 3rd place.
  • Belgium were the clear favorites, however England were not going to go down easy.
  • Play started and as expected, Thomas Meunier put Belgium in the lead by converting a low cross from Chadli.

  • This goal was the earliest that a Belgium player had scored in a World Cup.
  • Now, England needed to tie the scoreboard but Belgium’s defense proved too strong for them as the first half ended with Belgium in the lead.

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  • In the 2nd half, early substitutions were made by England as Rashford and Jesse Lingard were induced into the attack.

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  • But despite several chances, England could not convert a single one of them into a goal.
  • On the other hand, Belgium’s midfielder, Eden Hazard doubled the lead at the 82nd minute by surging the ball into the nets.
  • With about 10 minutes left to play, England needed to score but poor attacking play was shown as England lost to Belgium to claim the 4th spot in the World Cup 2018.

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