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Belgium See Off England Challenge To Claim World Cup Bronze Medal

Belgium's defender Thomas Meunier (2L) is congratulated by teammates after scoring during their Russia 2018 World Cup play-off for third place football match between Belgium and England at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 14, 2018. (Photo by OLGA MALTSEVA / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty Images)

England have finished fourth in the World Cup after going down to a 2-0 defeat to Belgium in Saturday’s play-off in Saint Petersburg. Gareth Southgate’s men, insisting that they were looking to finish on a high despite the deflating semi-final defeat to Croatia, looked brighter from open play than they had done at any other point since the clash with …

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England And Belgium Meet Again For World Cup Consolation Prize

TOPSHOT - Players vie for the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between England and Belgium at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 28, 2018. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images)

England face Belgium in the World Cup third-place play-off on Saturday with the tournament’s top scorer Harry Kane eyeing the chance to add to his six goals in the meeting of the beaten semi-finalists. Both teams will line up in Saint Petersburg with a sense of what might have been as France and Croatia prepare for Sunday’s final in Moscow’s …

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Power Ranking The Four World Cup Semi-Finalists

And then there were four – the World Cup has reached the semi-final stage, and we’re left with an all-European affair. Brazil, Uruguay, Sweden and hosts Russia all fell at the last eight hurdle, leaving France, Belgium, England and Croatia with just one more hill to climb between themselves and the promised land of the World Cup final. Ahead of …

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Neymar Breaks His Silence On Brazil’s World Cup Exit

TOPSHOT - Brazil's forward Neymar leaves his team's hotel in Kazan on July 7, 2018, a day after the five-time champions crashed out of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament after a 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Belgium. (Photo by Benjamin CREMEL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BENJAMIN CREMEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Brazilian forward Neymar has responded to the Selecao’s World Cup quarter-final exit on Friday night. The South American giants were sent packing by Belgium in Kazan in the last eight encounter, the 2-1 score condemning Tite’s side to an early exit from the competition. Neymar, seen as Brazil’s mani hope but also a target of much criticism due to his …

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De Bruyne Switch Proved Decisive In Belgium’s Stunning Victory Over Brazil

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JULY 6, 2018: Belgium's Kevin de Bruyne celebrates his team's victory in a Knockout Stage quarterfinal football match between Brazil and Belgium at Kazan Arena at FIFA World Cup Russia 2018; Belgium won 2-1. Sergei Savostyanov/TASS (Photo by Sergei SavostyanovTASS via Getty Images)

A tactical change proved decisive as Kevin De Bruyne hit the winner that sent five-time champions Brazil sensationally crashing out on Wednesday and kept underdogs Belgium’s World Cup hopes alive. As Brazil became the last South American country to exit the tournament before the semi-finals, Roberto Martinez’s Belgium ended a 32-year wait to reach the final four. The Red Devils …

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Brazil And Belgium Name Starting Lineups For World Cup Quarter-Final

TOPSHOT - Brazil's forward Neymar eyes the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Brazil and Mexico at the Samara Arena in Samara on July 2, 2018. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Brazil and Belgium face off in Friday’s second World Cup quarter-final for the right to face France in the last four of the competition. Tite’s favourites are looking to reach the semi-finals of the tournament for the second time in succession, while the Red Devils are looking to go one further than their quarter-final exit in 2014. To Brazil first, …

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Belgium Come Back From The Brink To Send Brave Japan Home

during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Belgium and Japan at Rostov Arena on July 2, 2018 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.

Nacer Chadli was the hero for Belgium as Roberto Martinez’s side came from 2-0 down to knock Japan out of the World Cup. The European side, strong favourites for this clash, found themselves 2-0 down early in the second half through goals from Genki Haraguchi and Takashi Inui. Belgium had been pedestrian up to that point were now suddenly starting defeat …

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Eamon Dunphy Goes Overboard In His Praise For Marouane Fellaini

KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 28: Marouane Fellaini of Belgium is seen during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between England and Belgium at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 28, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Eamon Dunphy couldn’t hide his love for Marouane Fellaini after the Belgium midfielder’s performance on Thursday night. The Manchester United man turned in a decent showing during the World Cup victory over England, one that secured Roberto Martinez’s side top spot in the group, and it certainly left an impression on the RTE Sport analyst. Dunphy described Fellaini as a …

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Five Things We Learned From Belgium’s Routine Victory Over Panama

SOCHI, RUSSIA - JUNE 18: Romelu Lukaku of Belgium celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's third goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between Belgium and Panama at Fisht Stadium on June 18, 2018 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Belgium opened their 2018 World Cup campaign with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Panama in Sochi on Monday afternoon. Roberto Martinez’s side laboured a bit in the first half as they struggled to break down a determined Panamanian rearguard – indeed, it looked as though a change of personnel would be needed in the second half for there to be …

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World Cup 2018 Preview: Group G – England And Belgium Battle It Out For Top Spot

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Our 2018 World Cup group-by-group preview takes us to Group G, featuring Belgium, England, Tunisia and Panama. England and Belgium come into this tournament with varying degrees of supporter expectation (which could work for or against them) but with a common demand for progression to the next round, while Tunisia and Panama are the group outsiders aiming to cause an upset. …

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