2 Belgium - England 0
2018/07/14 | 16:00| Group A| Krestovsky Stadium, | Full Time|

As it happened: Belgium 2-0 England

2018-07-14 11:45
Last Updated at 06:53
14 Jul 18:05

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14 Jul 18:01
14 Jul 17:59

Man of the Match: EDEN HAZARD

Hazard scored the second and was a constant threat throughout to the English defence.

14 Jul 17:53

FULL-TIME: Belgium 2-0 England

Belgium just too good for England with Hazard and De Bruyne in particular outclassing the Three Lions!

Belgium pick up the Bronze medal with England finishing 4th.

14 Jul 17:51
92' Eden Hazard has been involved in 25 goals (12 goals, 13 assists) in his past 25 Belgium appearances.
14 Jul 17:49
90' The fourth official signals 3 minutes of added time to be played.
14 Jul 17:46
87' Belgium now comfortable in possession again as England seem to have accepted their fate.
14 Jul 17:44
85' De Bruyne and Hazard combine again with Hazard this time setting up De Bruyne but John Stones does well to put in a crunching tackle.
14 Jul 17:42
83' Dele Alli comes on to replaces Loftus-Cheek.
14 Jul 17:42
82' In typical fashion De Bruyne and Hazard combine with the latter giving Pickford the eyes before slamming the ball home.
14 Jul 17:40
14 Jul 17:39
79' WONDERFUL counter move by Belgium that ends with a first time volley by Meunier that Pickford does well to save.
14 Jul 17:36
77' Belgium make a second change as Mousa Dembele replaces Youri Tielemans.
14 Jul 17:35
75' Maguire is booked by the referee.
14 Jul 17:31
72' Again it's Dier who fails to direct Lingard's first-time cross on target.
14 Jul 17:31
71' Tripper swings in a dangerous free-kick that Kompany does well to flick behind for a corner.
14 Jul 17:29
69' OFF THE LINE by Belgium as Alderweireld scrambles back to clear the ball after Dier did well to dink it over Courtois.
14 Jul 17:27
68' There is yet to be a shot on target in the second-half despite both team's attacking intent.
14 Jul 17:27
66' England swing in back-to-back crosses as they look to build up pressure on the Belgian defence.
14 Jul 17:25

64' Encouraging passage of play by England as Trippier's cross to the far post is turn behind by Meunier.

Belgium immediately counter and almost make their opponents pay.

14 Jul 17:21
Delph does well with a last-ditch tackle to poke it behind after an amazing passage of play between Meunier and Hazard.
14 Jul 17:19
59' Martinez has seen enough as Lukaku is replaced by Dries Mertens.
14 Jul 17:18
58' England are looking a lot more lively after making their doun=ble change but are yet to find any openings in the Belgium defence.
14 Jul 17:15
55' ANOTHER heavy touch by Lukaku after a peach of a pass by De Bruyne put the striker through before an on-rushing Pickford gathers.
14 Jul 17:13
Lingard ghosts in behind the Belgium defence and hits a shot across goal that a stretching Harry Kane just fails to get a touch on.
14 Jul 17:10
51' John Stones is the first player to be booked for a cynical pull on the breaking Hazard.
14 Jul 17:09
50' England create an opening through an unlikely source in John Stones, but his delivery is too close to the keeper who gathers, while Belgium break through Hazard but he's eventually forced wide and looses the ball.
14 Jul 17:06
46' Loftus-Cheek does well down the right but Vermaelen recovers to quell the danger.
14 Jul 17:04
England gets us back underway in the second-half.
14 Jul 17:04
England make two changes as Marcus Rashford replaces Danny Rose and Jesse Lingard comes in for Raheem Sterling.
14 Jul 16:59

HT Stats: Belgium 1-0 England

Shots: 8-6

Possession: 43%-57%

Chances created: 8-6

Pass accuracy: 88%-93%

14 Jul 16:48

Half-Time: Belgium 1-0 England

England finding the Belgium attack a bit too hot to handle at times as Thomas Meunier grabbed the opener.

14 Jul 16:45
The fourth official signals 2 minutes of added time.
14 Jul 16:45
De Bruyne finds space in the box and lets off a shot that John Stones does well to block.
14 Jul 16:44
43' Belgium enjoying a spell of possession and seem to be keeping it at will now.
14 Jul 16:41
40' Tieleman's fouled by Trippier as we head into the final 5 minutes of the first-half.
14 Jul 16:39
38' Belgium make a forced change as Vermaelen replaces Nasir Chadli at left-back
14 Jul 16:37
England dominating possession so far but struggling to handle the Belgian attack.
14 Jul 16:30
29' Inventive football from Begium with Hazard the architect as he lays it off for Tielemans who has his shot blocked by the English defence.
14 Jul 16:28
26' Meunier again swings in a dangerous cross from the right that is slightly over-hit and evades everyone.
14 Jul 16:25
24' England seem to be warming up in this game now after a slow start and will be aiming to show that their last four finish was no fluke.
14 Jul 16:24
23' BIG CHANCE for England as Sterling lays it off for Harry Kane who slips at the vital moment as he was shooting and drags it wide.
14 Jul 16:21
19' Mauguire gets his head to the corner but it's straight at Courtois.
14 Jul 16:20

18' Neat footwork by Loftus-Cheek as he glides past a few Belgium defenders as Vincent Kompany clears the midfielder's cut-back.

14 Jul 16:17

16' Lukaku with a heavy touch ruins a clear chance for Belgium after being played in by De Bruyne.

England let off the hook again.

14 Jul 16:15
14' England's first effort on goal as Loftus-Cheek fails to get enough on a header that Courtois easily deals with.
14 Jul 16:14
12' The England defence are finding this scintillating Belgian defence at the moment a bit too hot to handle.
14 Jul 16:12
11' CHANCE for Belgium again as a diagonal ball finds it's way to De Bruyne in the England box and his defelcted shot is unconvincingly dealt with by Pickford.
14 Jul 16:09
8' Another break for Belgium between Kevin de Bruyne and Lukaku but the midfielder's reverse flick fails to find the striker.
14 Jul 16:07


Unwanted record for England as Belgium's opener is the fastest goal they've conceded in World Cup history.