Belgium won third place in World Cup 2018. Following a convincing victory over England with a score of 2-0 in the play-off match on Saturday (14/7)
Compete at St. Petersburg, Belgium started off brilliantly. Thomas Meunier opened the Red Devils lead over England 1-0 with a quick goal in the fourth minute.
The Three Lions is not without resistance. Several times had almost scored a reply, including when Eric Dier’s snap was swept right in the Belgian goal line. However, in the last 10 minutes Eden Hazard secured the Belgian victory by scoring the second goal.
Upon this result, Hazard cs carve history. The third finish marked Belgium’s highest achievement in the World Cup, surpassing the previous best when it finished fourth in Mexico 1986.
Britain meanwhile finished fourth in 28 years since reaching a similar rank in Italy 1990. This fourth finish was the best after winning the world championship in 1966.
“This game shows that there is still room for improvement, we have not reached the top, we are on the upswing and it will definitely be better,” said England striker Harry Kane after the match to ITV.