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Belgium Defeat England 2-0 In Third Place FIFA World Cup 2018

Belgium beat England 2-0 in the FIFA World Cup third-place play-off on Saturday.

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 1986.

Meunier`s goal came after Romelu Lukaku swung the ball out left to Nacer Chadli who burst down the wing and slipped the ball across the face of the goal and the midfielder confidently slotted past Jordan Pickford.

While England manager Gareth Southgate made five changes to the side which lost to Croatia, Belgium boss Roberto Martinez made just two switches.

Meunier returned from suspension and Youri Tielemans given a start ahead of Maroune Fellaini in midfield with the Belgians fielding their strong front three of Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard.

The referee blows the final whistle at 94th minutes. Ball possession is Belgium 43% – 57% England.

France will face Croatia in Sunday`s final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

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