Belgium defeated England 2-0 in the FIFA World Cup 2018, Russia, and secured the third-place on Saturday.
Belgium returned home with their best-ever finish at a World Cup and send Gareth Southgate’s side home with their second straight loss.
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France will face Croatia in Sunday’s final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
A fourth-minute goal from Thomas Meunier and an 82nd Minute Eden Hazard strike earned Belgium the victory, and the third-place, which improves on their previous best performance of a fourth-place finish in the FIFA 1986 World Cup.
England were on top for most of the second half but with captain Harry Kane looking tired, Belgium’s greater sharpness in the final third proved decisive.
Meniur’s goal came after Romelu Lukaku swung the ball out left to Nacer Cahdli who burst down the wing and slipped the ball across the face of the goal, and the midfielder confidently slotted past Jordan Pickford.
With this goal Belgium now has had 10 different goal-scorers at this World Cup that equals the record held earlier by France in 1982 FIFA World Cup that was held in Italy and also in 2006.
While the England team manager Gareth Southgate made five changes to the side from the one which lost to Croatia, Belgium boss Roberto Martinez made just two switches.
Meunier returned from suspension and Youri Tielemans was given a start ahead of Marouane Fellaini in midfield with the Belgians fielding their strong front of three –Lukaku, Kevin de’ Bruyne and Eden Hazard.
De Bruyne should have made it 2-0 in the 12th minute when the ball found him at the back post after a slip-up from John stones, but his poorly struck shot was easily dealt by Pickford.
Kane, the tournament’s top scorer with six goals, had an opportunity that was set up by Raheem Sterling in the 24th minute but was off-balance as he aimed his shot wide of the post.