The remaining two semifinalists Belgium and England will play third place play-off match before the final. It will start at 7:30 pm on 14 July 2018 at the Saint Petersburg Stadium. The third place match will be the repeat of group game as both teams played against each other in the last group game. Belgium lost the first semifinal at the hands of France while England lost the second against Croatia.
At What time it will start?
According to Indian Standard Time, the match will kick off at 7:30 pm on 14 July 2018. The Krestovsky Stadium or what is called Saint Petersburg stadium will host the second last game of 2018 FIFA World Cup. It has a seating capacity of more than 64,468 spectators.
|Competition||2018 FIFA World Cup|
|Date||14 July 2018|
|Time||7:30 pm [IST]|
|Round||Third place play-off|
|Referee||Alireza Faghani [Iran]|
Where I can watch it?
Watch it live on TV channel Sony Ten 2/3/ESPN and on their HD channels.
Both teams already played against each other in the first round. Former Manchester United Adnan Januzaj was the only goal scorer of that meeting that confirmed Belgium group winners.
Total 3 head to head games have been played between England and Belgium with both teams each game and a draw. Each team have scored five goals against each other in the previous meetings.
Since the World Cup 2002, England and Belgium are the first teams to face twice in a World Cup. During the 2002 World Cup edition, Brazil and Turkey played twice.
Under the management of Roberto Martinez, Belgium have lost just two games out of 26. The first defeat was against Spain in September 2016 and the last was against France in the semifinal of this World Cup.
After 1990, England played the first semifinal. Despite the World Cup elimination of England, the Nottingham station flashed a beautiful message to England.
Belgium vs England Possible Lineups
Belgium: Courtois; Alderweireld, Kompany, Boyata, Meunier; Fellaini, Witsel, Chadli, De Bruyne; Batshuayi, T. Hazard.
England: Butland; Jones, Cahil, Maguire; Alexander-Arnold, Dier, Loftus-Cheek, Rose; Dele, Lingard; Vardy.