Meunier (3 ‘) and Hazard (82’) scored the match goals
Belgium managed to close the best campaign of its history to get the third place in the 2018 World Cup, after winning 2-0 against England in the St Petersburg Stadium.
The team led by Spanish Roberto Martinez was left with no choice to reach the final after suffering his only defeat in the World Cup, 1-0 against France. However, he took the “consolation prize” of the contest.
The Belgian goals came through Thomas Meunier (3 ‘) and Eden Hazard (82’).
Minute by minute
90 + 3 ‘The match ends. Belgium wins third place in the 2018 World Cup Russia.
90 + 3 ‘Yellow card for Belgian Witsel.
90 ‘The referee gives 3 minutes to add.
82 ‘ Goal of Belgium! Hazard puts the 2-0.
78 ‘Another Pickford crash after the Belgian Meunier’s shot after a remarkable counterattack.
77 ‘Substitution Belgium: Dembele comes on, Tielemans comes out.
75 ‘Belgium counterattack by Mertens. Take out of bow.
72 ‘Cabezazo de Dier passes close to the Belgian goal.
69 ‘Clear goal opportunity for England. Dier penetrates the penalty area and the goalkeeper catches the ball, but a Belgian defender prevents the England from drawing.
68 ‘Shot from outside the box from Dier towards the Belgian goal. It contains well Courtois.
62 ‘Good arrival of Belgium, but the English defense manages to contain it. Corner shot
60 ‘Substitution Belgium: Mertens comes on, leaves Lukaku.
50 ‘Corner kick in favor of the English.
46 ‘Dangerous tackle by Loftus-Cheek to the area of Belgium.
45 ‘Changes in England before the start of the second half: enters Rashford, leaves Sterling; Enter Lingard, Rose leaves.
45 ‘Start the add-on. Take England.
Start the second time
45 + 2 ‘The first half ends
45 ‘The referee gives 2 minutes to add.
43 ‘Constant triangulations and arrivals of the Belgians in the English field.
38 ‘Substitution Belgium: Vermaelen comes on, Chadli departs
34 ‘Dangerous shot passed close by, over the English Pickford’s goal.
33 ‘Dangerous attack by Hazard in the English area. His auction was blocked. Corner shot for Belgium.
30 ‘Belgium has the ball control and is closer to the second goal.
27 ‘Belgian arrival on the right wing. Center was not used by the forwards.
23 ‘Raid in the Sterling area that qualifies Kane. The auction of the latter ended up deviated.
13 ‘Shot to the goal of Belgium, but contains well Courtois.
11 ‘Tapatón by English goalkeeper Pickford.
8 ‘Foul to Harry Kane.
3 ‘ Goal of Belgium! Meunier scores 1-0 in favor of his team.
0 ‘The match begins. Take Belgium out
He started the match
The day of the penultimate match of the Russia 2018 World Cup has arrived , and it will be between the national teams of Belgium and England . The match is scheduled for 9 o’clock in the morning at the St. Petersburg Stadium .
It is worth mentioning that both teams will face each other again, as they faced each other in the group stage.
They go for the consolation prize. The teams from Belgium and England will face on Saturday in the match for third place in the 2018 World Cup in Russia , in which the Belgians Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku will seek to defeat Harry Kane -goalizer of the tournament- and company.
The match will start at 9 o’clock in the morning (Peruvian time) at the St. Petersburg Stadium and can be seen on the screens of Latina (open signal) and DirecTV (private signal).
Both squads will meet again in this World Cup , as they played in the third day of Group G, in the initial phase of the championship. In this match, the Belgians won 1 to 0.