World Cup

TITLE TEAMS: England v Belgium
Saturday, July 14, 2018
 Full TimeFOX/TELE
BelgiumBEL
2
 
0
EnglandENG
T. Meunier  4' 1-0 
E. Hazard  82' 2-0 
BELT. Meunier  4' 1-0
BELE. Hazard  82' 2-0
HT: 1-0
Saint Petersburg Stadium (Attendance: 64,406)
Referee: Alireza Faghani
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Belgium vs. England
Minute Commentary
90' Game Over
Belgium have won the 2018 FIFA World Cup Third Place game, which is Belgiums best ever World Cup Finish with a 2-0 victory against England.
90' Belgium Yellow Card
Axel Witsel goes in the book for disrespect of distance.
85' Belgium Counter
Eden Hazard plays in Kevin De Bruyne this time on the left flank but his shot gets blocked right away by John Stones.
84' England Substitution
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has come off for Dele Alli.
82' Belgium Goal!
Eden Hazard recieves the ball from Kevin De Bruyne who dribbles in and beats Jordan Pickford near post. 2-0 Belgium.
80' Belgium Shot
Belgium has another counter attack after a beautiful passing display by Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, and Dries Mertens who plays a killer cross to Thomas Meunier who hits a venomous shot on the volley but Jordan Pickford does well to parry the ball away.
78' Belgium Substitution
Moussa Dembele has come on for Youri Tielemans.
78' England Yellow Card
Harry Maguire gets a yellow card for dissent.
76' Belgium Counter
Kevin De Bruyne starts another Belgium counter attack and plays Dries Mertens in who tries a curling shot from just inside the box but miss hits it and goes out for a goal kick
74' England Free Kick
Kieran Trippier plays in another great ball from the free kick and finds the head of Harry Maguire but his shot misses just wide as well.
73' England Shot
Eric Dier has another shot near the penalty spot after Jesse Lingard whips in a cross but his header just misses the far post.
72' England Free Kick
Kieran Trippier lines up and takes a free kick from about 30 yards out and crosses it in which has to be headed behind for a corner by Vincent Kompany.
70' England Shot
Eric Dier plays a one-two and flicks it over a sliding Thibaut Courtois from the 6 yard box but is cleared off the line by his Tottenham teammate Toby Alderweireld.
69' England Shot
Eric Dier takes a low driven shot from outside the box which forces a diving save by Thibaut Courtois to his right which he handles and doesn't give up a rebound.
66' Belgium Counter
After an England corner, Belgium hit England on the counter started by a beautiful touch by Kevin De Bruyne and a pass to the wing to Dries Mertens but nothing happens on the 4 on 3 attackas Kevin De Bruyne plays a ball but Dries Mertens doesn't make the run.
60' Belgium Substitution
Romelu Lukaku is being subbed off for Dries Mertens.
56' Belgium Chance
Kevin De Bruyne plays Romelu Lukaku in again but his first touch is heavy once more and Jordan Pickford comes out to claim it.
54' England Chance
Jesse Lingard drives a ball across the 6 yard box but Harry Kane can't get a boot to it to deflect it goalwards and goes behind for a goal kick.
52' England Yellow Card
John Stones gets a yellow card for holding Eden Hazard and preventing him from starting a Belgian counter attack.
50' England Free Kick
Kieran Trippier whips in a cross from the right flank and has to be defended by Jan Vertonghen who deflects it behind for a corner kick.
46' Seoncd Half Start
The teams have switched sides with Belgium now attacking from right to left, and the second half is underway.
45' Halftime
Alireza Faghani blows the whistle before Belgium can take a corner to signal halftime. Belgium lead 1-0 after 45 minutes thanks to Thomas Meunier's 4th minute goal, the Red Devil's quickest World Cup goal ever.
45' Belgium Shot
Some excellent defending by John Stones denies Romelu Lukaku one on one when he took his shot from just outside the box.
45' Belgium Shot
Kevin De Bruyne has a go from just inside the box but his shot is blocked right away by the English defense.
39' Belgium Substitution
Nacer Chadli has to come out due to his injury. Thomas Vermaelen has come on.
36' Chadli Down
Nacer Chadli is being looked at by physios after pulling up with a left leg injury. The Belgian physios are signaling for a substitution.
35' Belgium Corner
Kevin De Bruyne plays a pass for Youri Tielemans who is sitting outside the box but whiffs his shot which luckily goes directo to Toby Alderweireld who puts too much on it and sends the ball over the bar.
34' Belgium Shot
Eden Hazard dribbles into the box and has a go from around the penalty spot but his shot is blocked by John Stones before it can get to Jordan Pickford.
30' Belgium Shot
Youri Tielemans has a strike from just outside the box but is blocked immediately by a sliding English defender.
24' England Shot
Raheem Sterling sets up Harry Kane just inside the 18 yard box but has to wait on the ball a split second and the shot and misses inches wide to the left.
20' England Corner
Kieran Trippier takes the corner and plays the ball near the penalty spot which Harry Maguire wins the header but can't get enough power on it to beat Thibaut Courtois who saves it easily.
17' Belgium Chance
Kevin De Bruyne plays a first time ball to Romelu Lukaku inside the box but his first touch is too heavy and the ball goes straight to Jordan Pickford before he can get a shot away.
15' England Shot
Kieran Trippier sends in a first time cross who finds the open head of Ruben Loftus-Cheek but his header goes directly at the Belgian keeper.
14' England Shot
Fabian Delph has a shot from outside the box but his low driven shot isn't a problem for Thibaut Courtois who easily scoops it up.
12' Belgium Shot
The ball sneaks past England's defense which leaves Kevin De Bruyne open who has a go at net which forces a save from Jordan Pickford's right hand and parries it away.
10' England Free Kick
Kieran Trippier whips in a free kick from about 35 yards out but over hits it as England has no runners at the back post.
4' Goal Belgium!
On the first shot of the game, Belgium hit England on the counter-attack which Romelu Lukaku sends it wide to the left flank for Nacer Chadli who plays in a tasty low driven cross for Thomas Meunier who beat Danny Rose and tucks it home on his right foot at the six yard box. 1-0 Belgium.
1' Kickoff
Alireza Faghani (Iran) is the man in the middle tonight. He blows his whistle, and we are underway at Saint Petersburg Stadium. Belgium attack from left to right and are sporting their yellow kit while England wear their red.
0' England
England Substitutions - Kyle Walker, Jesse Lingard, Jordan Henderson, Jamie Vardy, Jack Butland, Danny Welbeck, Gary Cahill, Ashley Young, Marcus Rashford, Dele Alli, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Nick Pope
0' England
England (3-5-2) - Jordan Pickford; Phil Jones, John Stones, Harry Maguire; Kieran Trippier, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Eric Dier, Fabian Delph, Danny Rose; Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane; Gareth Southgate (M)
0' Belgium
Belgium Substitutions - Thomas Vermaelen, Marouane Fellaini, Yannick Carrasco, Simon Mignolet, Koen Casteels, Dries Mertens, Thorgan Hazard, Adnan Januzaj, Moussa Dembele, Dedryck Boyata, Michy Batshuayi, Leander Dendoncker
0' England
England will have to wait another four years for football to come home after a heartbreaking extra time defeat to Croatia. The Three Lions will look for Golden Boot leader Harry Kane to solidify a third place win, while powerful midfielder Eric Dier will sit in front of England’s defensive three to clean up any balls that Belgium’s creative midfielders come up with.
0' Belgium
Belgium come into this game after losing to France 1-0 in a thrilling Semi-Final. The Red Devils look to have a repeat of their Group G match, having beaten England already once this tournament 1-0. The Belgians will look for striker Romelu Lukaku to bag the goals while playmakers Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne will look to dictate tempo.
0' Welcome
Welcome to the 2018 World Cup Third Place match. Today we see a rematch of the two teams who advanced from Group G, as Belgium takes on England. With kickoff just a little under an hour away, let’s see how these teams will line up.
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Belgium
(3-4-3)
Thibaut Courtois1
Toby Alderweireld2
Vincent Kompany4
Jan Vertonghen5
4' Thomas Meunier15
78' Youri Tielemans17
90+3' Axel Witsel6
39' Nacer Chadli22
Kevin De Bruyne7
60' Romelu Lukaku9
82' Eden Hazard10
Substitutes
Simon Mignolet12
Koen Casteels13
39' Thomas Vermaelen3
Dedryck Boyata20
Leander Dendoncker23
78' Moussa Dembele19
Marouane Fellaini8
Thorgan Hazard16
Yannick Carrasco11
60' Dries Mertens14
Michy Batshuayi21
Adnan Januzaj18
England
(3-5-2)
1Jordan Pickford
16Phil Jones
5John Stones 52'
6Harry Maguire 76'
12Kieran Trippier
21Ruben Loftus-Cheek 84'
4Eric Dier
17Fabian Delph
3Danny Rose 46'
10Raheem Sterling 46'
9Harry Kane
Substitutes
13Jack Butland
23Nick Pope
15Gary Cahill
18Ashley Young
2Kyle Walker
22Trent Alexander-Arnold
7Jesse Lingard 46'
20Dele Alli 84'
8Jordan Henderson
19Marcus Rashford 46'
14Danny Welbeck
11Jamie Vardy
Manager
Roberto Martínez 
Manager
Gareth Southgate 
Belgium
(3-4-3)
1Thibaut Courtois
2Toby Alderweireld
4Vincent Kompany
5Jan Vertonghen
15Thomas Meunier
Goal 4'
17Youri Tielemans
Substitution Mousa Dembélé (on) 78'
6Axel Witsel
Yellow Card 90+3'
22Nacer Chadli
Substitution Thomas Vermaelen (on) 39'
7Kevin De Bruyne
9Romelu Lukaku
Substitution Dries Mertens (on) 60'
10Eden Hazard
Goal 82'
Substitutes
12Simon Mignolet
13Koen Casteels
3Thomas Vermaelen
Substitution Thomas Vermaelen (on) 39'
20Dedryck Boyata
23Leander Dendoncker
19Mousa Dembélé
Substitution Mousa Dembélé (on) 78'
8Marouane Fellaini
16Thorgan Hazard
11Yannick Carrasco
14Dries Mertens
Substitution Dries Mertens (on) 60'
21Michy Batshuayi
18Adnan Januzaj
Manager
Roberto Martínez 
England
(3-5-2)
1Jordan Pickford
16Phil Jones
5John Stones
Yellow Card 52'
6Harry Maguire
Yellow Card 76'
12Kieran Trippier
21Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Substitution Dele Alli (on) 84'
4Eric Dier
17Fabian Delph
3Danny Rose
Substitution Jesse Lingard (on) 46'
10Raheem Sterling
Substitution Marcus Rashford (on) 46'
9Harry Kane
Substitutes
13Jack Butland
23Nick Pope
15Gary Cahill
18Ashley Young
2Kyle Walker
22Trent Alexander-Arnold
7Jesse Lingard
Substitution Danny Rose (off) 46'
20Dele Alli
Substitution Ruben Loftus-Cheek (off) 84'
8Jordan Henderson
19Marcus Rashford
Substitution Raheem Sterling (off) 46'
14Danny Welbeck
11Jamie Vardy
Manager
Gareth Southgate 
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Team Stats
BelgiumBEL EnglandENG
2 Goals 0
2 Assists 0
12 Shots 15
4 Shots on Goal 5
5 Saves 2
0 Penalties Scored 0
0 Penalty Kicks 0
15 Crosses 31
4 Corner Kicks 5
1 Offside 0
11 Fouls Committed 5
1 Cautions/Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
43% Ball Possession 57%
Belgium
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1Thibaut Courtois 90 - 0 0 0 5
2Toby Alderweireld 90 0 0 0 - -
4Vincent Kompany 90 0 0 0 - -
5Jan Vertonghen 90 0 0 0 - -
6Axel Witsel 90 0 1 0 - -
7Kevin De Bruyne 90 0 0 0 - -
9Romelu Lukaku 60 0 0 0 - -
10Eden Hazard 90 1 0 0 - -
15Thomas Meunier 90 1 0 0 - -
17Youri Tielemans 78 0 0 0 - -
22Nacer Chadli 39 0 0 0 - -
Substitutes
3Thomas Vermaelen 51 0 0 0 - -
14Dries Mertens 30 0 0 0 - -
19Moussa Dembele 12 0 0 0 - -

England
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1Jordan Pickford 90 - 0 0 2 2
3Danny Rose 45 0 0 0 - -
4Eric Dier 90 0 0 0 - -
5John Stones 90 0 1 0 - -
6Harry Maguire 90 0 1 0 - -
9Harry Kane 90 0 0 0 - -
10Raheem Sterling 45 0 0 0 - -
12Kieran Trippier 90 0 0 0 - -
16Phil Jones 90 0 0 0 - -
17Fabian Delph 90 0 0 0 - -
21Ruben Loftus-Cheek 84 0 0 0 - -
Substitutes
7Jesse Lingard 45 0 0 0 - -
19Marcus Rashford 45 0 0 0 - -
20Dele Alli 6 0 0 0 - -
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BelgiumBEL vs. EnglandENG
Minute Event
90+4' Game Over Belgium 2-0 England
90+4' Half Over Belgium 2-0 England
90+4' Yellow Card Axel Witsel (Belgium)
90+3' Foul Kane fouled by Thomas Vermaelen (Belgium)
90+3' Throw-In Jan Vertonghen (Belgium)
90+2' Cross Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) - Headed Out - In Play
90+1' Free Kick Toby Alderweireld (Belgium)
90+1' Foul Witsel fouled by Harry Maguire (England)
90+1' Injury Time (England)
90' Cross Eric Dier (England)
89' Throw-In Kieran Trippier (England)
89' Throw-In Thomas Meunier (Belgium)
87' Cross Eden Hazard (Belgium) - Blocked
86' Throw-In Phil Jones (England)
85' Shot Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium)
85' Throw-In Kieran Trippier (England)
84' Free Kick John Stones (England)
84' Substitution Dele Alli (on). Loftus-Cheek (off). (England)
84' Foul Dier fouled by Dries Mertens (Belgium)
82' Goal Eden Hazard (Belgium). Assist by De Bruyne
82' Shot on Goal Eden Hazard (Belgium)
81' Cross Marcus Rashford (England)
81' Cross Kieran Trippier (England) - Completed Pass
80' Shot on Goal Marcus Rashford (England)
80' Free Kick Phil Jones (England)
80' Foul Rashford fouled by Moussa Dembele (Belgium)
80' Shot on Goal Thomas Meunier (Belgium)
80' Cross Dries Mertens (Belgium) - On Target
79' Cross Kieran Trippier (England) - Headed Out - In Play
79' Cross Fabian Delph (England) - Headed Out - In Play
78' Throw-In Kieran Trippier (England)
78' Substitution Moussa Dembele (on). Tielemans (off). (Belgium)
77' Cross Kieran Trippier (England) - Headed Out - In Play
77' Free Kick Harry Kane (England)
77' Foul Kane fouled by Vincent Kompany (Belgium)
76' Goal Kick Jordan Pickford (England)
76' Yellow Card Harry Maguire (England)
76' Shot Dries Mertens (Belgium)
75' Throw-In Jan Vertonghen (Belgium)
75' Goal Kick Thibaut Courtois (Belgium)
74' Shot Harry Maguire (England)
74' Cross Kieran Trippier (England) - Off Target
74' Free Kick Kieran Trippier (England)
74' Foul Lingard fouled by Axel Witsel (Belgium)
73' Goal Kick Thibaut Courtois (Belgium)
73' Shot Eric Dier (England)
73' Cross Jesse Lingard (England) - Off Target
73' Throw-In Harry Kane (England)
73' Cross Marcus Rashford (England) - Headed Out - Out of Play
73' Corner Kick Marcus Rashford (England) - Headed Out - Out of Play
72' Cross Kieran Trippier (England) - Headed Out - Out of Play
72' Free Kick Kieran Trippier (England)
71' Foul Rashford fouled by Vincent Kompany (Belgium)
71' Free Kick John Stones (England)
71' Foul Youri Tielemans (Belgium)
71' Goal Kick Thibaut Courtois (Belgium)
70' Shot Harry Maguire (England)
70' Cross Kieran Trippier (England) - Off Target
70' Corner Kick Kieran Trippier (England) - Off Target
70' Shot on Goal Eric Dier (England)
69' Goal Kick Jordan Pickford (England)
69' Cross Thomas Meunier (Belgium) - Directly Out
69' Shot on Goal Eric Dier (England)
68' Throw-In Fabian Delph (England)
67' Cross Fabian Delph (England) - Clearance Out of Play
67' Cross Ruben Loftus-Cheek (England) - Completed Pass
67' Cross Kieran Trippier (England) - Completed Pass
66' Shot Harry Kane (England)
66' Cross Kieran Trippier (England) - Off Target
66' Corner Kick Kieran Trippier (England) - Off Target
65' Cross Kieran Trippier (England) - Clearance Out of Play
63' Cross Dries Mertens (Belgium) - Completed Pass
63' Corner Kick Dries Mertens (Belgium) - Completed Pass
63' Cross Dries Mertens (Belgium) - Blocked
63' Corner Kick Eden Hazard (Belgium) - Completed Pass
61' Throw-In Jan Vertonghen (Belgium)
60' Substitution Dries Mertens (on). Lukaku (off). (Belgium)
59' Cross Fabian Delph (England)
56' Cross Jesse Lingard (England) - Blocked
56' Shot Jesse Lingard (England)
55' Goal Kick Thibaut Courtois (Belgium)
54' Shot Jesse Lingard (England)
54' Throw-In Kieran Trippier (England)
54' Cross Kieran Trippier (England) - Clearance Out of Play
53' Throw-In Fabian Delph (England)
53' Cross Ruben Loftus-Cheek (England) - Headed Out - Out of Play
53' Free Kick Vincent Kompany (Belgium)
52' Yellow Card John Stones (England)
52' Foul Hazard fouled by John Stones (England)
51' Cross Kieran Trippier (England)
51' Corner Kick Kieran Trippier (England)
51' Cross Kieran Trippier (England) - Clearance Out of Play
51' Free Kick Kieran Trippier (England)
50' Foul Rashford fouled by Thomas Vermaelen (Belgium)
49' Cross Phil Jones (England)
47' Goal Kick Thibaut Courtois (Belgium)
47' Throw-In Jan Vertonghen (Belgium)
46' Substitution Marcus Rashford (on). Sterling (off). (England)
46' Substitution Jesse Lingard (on). Rose (off). (England)
46' Start Half
45+3' Half Over Belgium 1-0 England
45+2' Shot Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)
45+1' Injury Time (England)
45+1' Goal Kick Jordan Pickford (England)
45' Cross Toby Alderweireld (Belgium) - Directly Out
45' Shot Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium)
45' Cross Thomas Meunier (Belgium) - Defended
44' Throw-In Jan Vertonghen (Belgium)
43' Free Kick Kieran Trippier (England)
43' Foul Jones fouled by Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)
43' Throw-In Jan Vertonghen (Belgium)
42' Throw-In Kieran Trippier (England)
41' Goal Kick Jordan Pickford (England)
41' Free Kick Youri Tielemans (Belgium)
41' Foul Tielemans fouled by Kieran Trippier (England)
39' Cross Eden Hazard (Belgium) - Headed Out - In Play
39' Corner Kick Eden Hazard (Belgium) - Headed Out - In Play
39' Substitution Thomas Vermaelen (on). Chadli (off). (Belgium)
39' Cross Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) - Headed Out - Out of Play
38' Cross Raheem Sterling (England) - Headed Out - In Play
38' Throw-In Kieran Trippier (England)
37' Goal Kick Jordan Pickford (England)
36' Cross Nacer Chadli (Belgium) - Completed Pass
35' Goal Kick Jordan Pickford (England)
35' Shot Toby Alderweireld (Belgium)
35' Shot Youri Tielemans (Belgium)
35' Corner Kick Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) - Off Target
34' Shot Eden Hazard (Belgium)
33' Cross Thomas Meunier (Belgium) - Headed Out - In Play
31' Throw-In Danny Rose (England)
30' Shot Youri Tielemans (Belgium)
28' Free Kick Kieran Trippier (England)
28' Foul Loftus-Cheek fouled by Axel Witsel (Belgium)
28' Cross Thomas Meunier (Belgium) - Defended
27' Goal Kick Thibaut Courtois (Belgium)
25' Goal Kick Thibaut Courtois (Belgium)
24' Shot Raheem Sterling (England)
24' Throw-In Kieran Trippier (England)
24' Goal Kick Thibaut Courtois (Belgium)
23' Shot Harry Kane (England)
22' Cross Youri Tielemans (Belgium) - Blocked
21' Cross Raheem Sterling (England) - Defended
20' Shot on Goal Harry Maguire (England)
20' Cross Kieran Trippier (England) - On Target
20' Corner Kick Kieran Trippier (England) - On Target
19' Cross Ruben Loftus-Cheek (England) - Clearance Out of Play
18' Throw-In Kieran Trippier (England)
15' Free Kick Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)
15' Foul Tielemans fouled by Ruben Loftus-Cheek (England)
15' Shot on Goal Ruben Loftus-Cheek (England)
15' Cross Kieran Trippier (England) - On Target
15' Throw-In Kieran Trippier (England)
14' Shot on Goal Fabian Delph (England)
14' Free Kick Kieran Trippier (England)
13' Offside Nacer Chadli (Belgium)
12' Throw-In Nacer Chadli (Belgium)
12' Shot on Goal Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium)
12' Shot Raheem Sterling (England)
11' Cross Kieran Trippier (England) - Headed Out - In Play
10' Throw-In Kieran Trippier (England)
10' Cross Kieran Trippier (England)
10' Free Kick Kieran Trippier (England)
9' Foul Kane fouled by Youri Tielemans (Belgium)
8' Cross Phil Jones (England) - Clearance In Play
6' Free Kick Youri Tielemans (Belgium)
6' Foul Hazard fouled by Eric Dier (England)
4' Goal Thomas Meunier (Belgium). Assist by Chadli
4' Shot on Goal Thomas Meunier (Belgium)
4' Cross Nacer Chadli (Belgium) - On Target
3' Goal Kick Thibaut Courtois (Belgium)
3' Throw-In Danny Rose (England)
1' Start Half
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