England to face Belgium in their third and last group stage game of 2018 FIFA World Cup. The most awaited game of this group between two top European teams. Belgium had a great World Cup run in the last edition as they reached Quarterfinal round. Under the management of Roberto Martinez, they playing even better. Back to back World Cup appearances make them one of the strongest competitors of the tournament. It is going to very hard for both teams to collect points.
England Vs Belgium Indian Time [IST]
It will start at 11:30 pm on 28 June 2018 [Thursday] according to Indian Standard Time [IST]. Kaliningrad located Kaliningrad stadium will host the match which has a seating capacity of 35,212 for this World Cup. It is a two-tier stadium installed with ultramodern security systems and cameras.
|Competition||2018 FIFA World Cup|
|Date||28 June 2018 [India]|
|Time||11:30 pm [Indian Standard Time]|
|Seating capacity||35,212 spectators|
|Round||Group stage [G]|
TV Telecast Channels in India
Just like previous matches, Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 3 will continue to provide the live TV coverage of FIFA World Cup 2018 matches to Indian viewers.
- Andorra: beIN Sports, TF1, Mediaset Espana
- Belgium: VRT, RTBF
- Brunei: Astro
- Cuba: ICRT
- Denmark: DR, TV2
- Ireland: RTE
- Japan: Fuji TV, NHK, NTV, TBS, TV Asahi, TV Tokyo
- New Zealand: Sky Sport
- Norway: NRK, TV 2
- Turkey: TRT
- UK: BBC, ITV
- USA: Telemundo, Fox Sports
England Vs Belgium 2018 Match Preview
Both teams qualified for the FIFA World Cup as their respective group winners in the qualification round. They were unbeatable in all qualifiers. This is the 13th appearance of Belgium in this tournament while England made it for the 15th time.
Since 1966, England is yet to win the first FIFA World Cup. England has won it on one occasion in their previous 14 attempts. Meanwhile, Belgium has not tasted the success of title victory. Their best finish came in 1986 edition in which they finished at 4th place.
There is a naming rivalry between these two European giants. England holds a pretty decent record against Belgium according to their past meetings. The Britishers claimed 15 victories against the red devils.
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- Past meetings: 21
- England won: 15
- Belgium won: 2
- Draws: 4
It would be hard to guess the winner of this game. You should be not surprised if it ends at a draw. England might have a good head to head record against Belgium, but this is new Belgian squad featured with a dominant squad and a tactical manager.
Footballwood predicts 2-2 draw.
The official lineups will be updated after the announcement.