England loses match against Belgium

The World Cup game for the third and fourth place ended up with Belgium defeating England 2-0 in St Petersburg.

Gareth Southgate’s team were unable to recuperate from last Wednesday’s game against Croatia in the semi-final in Moscow. Nonetheless, this still represents a highly creditable tournament for England.

Thomas Meunier put Belgium ahead after just four minutes into the game. England did have chances to level in the second half as Toby Alderweireld cleared off the line from Eric Dier, while Harry Maguire also headed wide from a good position.

Eden Hazard wrapped it up for Belgium with eight minutes left when he got the better of Phil Jones to beat Pickford, who had just saved magnificently from Meunier, with a powerful finish.