Belgium settle for third WC

Belgium beat England 2-0 in the World Cup third-place play-off on Saturday to secure their best ever finish at a World Cup and send Gareth Southgate’s side home with a second straight loss.

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

Belgium

IMAGE: England’s Harry Kane and Belgium’s Mousa Dembele embrace at the end of the match. Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters

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 1986.

Rediff

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