Having come so close to sporting immortality, Belgium and England must now recompose themselves to go in search of what will be a high-water mark for at least two generations of fans, or even the greatest ever footballing achievement.
This flowing, expressive, exceptionally talented Belgium side have been touted as potential world-beaters for some time and, with members of their ranks the wrong side of 30, they will arguably be ruing that missed shot at football’s biggest prize more than others. But Saturday presents the chance for greatness, as bronze would see them exceed the heralded side who finished fourth at Mexico 1986.
Watch Highlights of the previous meeting of England and Elgium earlier this World Cup.
England’s squad are one of their youngest ever to appear at the finals, so while the sense of the last chance is not there, one of a missed opportunity is. Both starting XIs will be tough to predict, coming at the end of a long seven games for all involved, but third place would be the Three Lions’ biggest achievement since triumphing in 1966. It would also see them equal the recent feat of their women’s team, who earned bronze at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015.
When is the FIFA World Cup 2018 3rd place match between Belgium vs England going to be played?
The FIFA World Cup 2018 3rd place match between Belgium and England is going to be played on Saturday, July 14.
Where is the FIFA World Cup 2018 3rd place between Belgium vs England is going to be played?
The FIFA World Cup 2018 3rd place match between Belgium and England is going to be played at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.
When does the FIFA World Cup 2018 match 3rd place Belgium vs England?
The FIFA World Cup 2018 3rd place match between Belgium vs England 7:30 PM IST.
Which channels will show FIFA World Cup 2018 3rd place match between Belgium vs England coverage?
The match will be aired on Sony Network.
Where can you watch live streaming of FIFA World Cup 2018 match 61 between Belgium and England?
The FIFA World Cup 2018 match 3rd place match will be live streamed on SonyLiv.com. New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser also. You can also live stream the match on internetnewsblog.com
Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg/GER), Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea/ENG), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool/ENG)
Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham/ENG), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic/SCO), Laurent Ciman (Los Angeles/USA – to replace Kompany if unfit), Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City/ENG), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona/ESP), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham/ENG)
Midfielders: Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yinfang/CHN), Nacer Chadli (West Bromwich Albion/ENG), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City/ENG), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham/ENG), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United/ENG), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad/ESP), Youri Tielemans (Monaco/FRA), Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian/CHN), Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA)
Forwards: Michy Batshuayi (Borussia Dortmund/GER), Eden Hazard (Chelsea/ENG), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia M’gladbach/GER), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United/ENG), Dries Mertens (Naples/ITA).
Jordan Pickford(Everton FC); Kyle Walker (Manchester City FC), John Stones (Manchester City FC), Harry Maguire (Leicester City); Kieran Trippier(Tottenham Hotspurs), Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspurs), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool FC) , Jesse Lingard( Manchester United), Fabian Delph (Manchester City); Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspurs).