SAINT PETERSBURG, Jul. 14, 2018 (AMP) — Russia 2018 : Belgium secured the consolation of third place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a 2-0 win against England (halftime: 1-0) on Saturday afternoon at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg.
Belgium dominated the first half thanks to a goal scored by Meunier in the 4th minute. Leading 1-0 at the break, the Belgians further widened their lead in the second period with a goal by Hazard with just 8 minutes remaining in regulation time.
Fixtures and Results : Second stage
Belgium at the World Cup
- 13 appearances (first in 1930)
- 20 participations in the qualifications (first in 1930)
- Statistics: Fourth Place (1986)
England at the World Cup
- 1 title (1966)
- 15 appearances (first in 1950)
- 18 participations in the qualifications (first in 1950)
- Statistics: Champions (1966) Fourth Place (1990)
- 14 July 2018
- Saint Petersburg
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