England v Belgium - Preview and possible lineups


Vincent Kompany and Kevin De Bruyne's World Cup campaign ended on a high as Belgium overcame England 2-0 in today's third place play-off clash.

England manager Gareth Southgate during England's last training of this World Cup as they prepare to take on Belgium in the third-place match.

Roberto Martinez's side picked England apart repeatedly in Saint Petersburg, with Kevin De Bruyne the orchestrator.

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.

Belgium won't be taking this game lightly either.

This is the fourth meeting between Belgium and England at the FIFA World Cup. Eastern Daylight Time, or 7 a.m.

Your best bet to watch the whole thing live online is Fox. Given both teams have kept just one clean sheet in their five matches the defences look vulnerable and with Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku chasing the Golden Boot we can expect both teams to throw caution to the wind.

Kane, who with six goals is favourite for the Golden Boot, will start alongside Raheem Sterling.

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The Canadian flag flutters in the breeze by the lighthouse at Machias Seal Island. "It wasn't just in the gray zone". Tiny Machias Seal Island itself is no geopolitical trophy, though it is a unique home to scores of puffins.

The manager did not deviate from his script preaching realism after his side exceeded expectations through the tournament and stretched a fine Belgium team, particularly in the second half.

England were finishing with their best spell of open play of the tournament but always susceptible to the counter-attack it took another remarkable save from Pickford, this time from Meunier to keep them in the game. "We played one of the best teams in the world with individual talent which is incredible and we had only two days to get ready", he said. We will want to give a performance of huge pride. There's no question about that. We want to aspire to that level every time we go out and every time we train.

In the end, the route to the final mattered little and both sides, having lost in their respective semifinals, found themselves in Saint Petersburg to contest the maligned third-place play-off, with Belgium coming out on top thanks to goals by Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard.

Hazard's World Cup display has intensified transfer speculation about his future and it remains to be seen if Chelsea can convince their talisman to sign a new long-term deal.

British leaders have essentially boycotted the World Cup over the poisonings of two British citizens and a former Russian spy and his daughter living in the United Kingdom, which British officials blame on the Russian government, a claim the Kremlin rejects. All three of those "internet TV" services require credit card information and subscription fees, but they all offer seven-day free trial periods.

Kyle Walker, Jordan Henderson and Kieran Trippier have all been ruled out, while Kane is likely to make way for Jamie Vardy, who has only seen 157 minutes of World Cup action. It will be shown live on ITV and via the ITV Hub app.

The FA has been warned over the misconduct of a group of England fans who engaged in "political chants" during the defeat to Croatia.