Belgium, England to fight for third spot in World Cup


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2 European giants to meet at playoff for third place held in St. Petersburg; game starts at 1400GMT

Belgium and England will face each other to end the 2018 FIFA World Cup in third place on Saturday, with their clash in St. Petersburg kicking off at 1400GMT.

In this consolation match, all eyes will be on both team strikers, England’s Harry Kane and Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku.

These two are eyeing the Golden Boot award. Kane is the top scorer of Russia 2018 so far, as the Tottenham star scored six goals. Manchester United star Lukaku follows with four.

The World Cup’s top scorer will get the coveted Golden Boot.

The teams previously met in the World Cup group stage, when  Belgium toppled England 1-0 in a Group G showdown in Kaliningrad on June 28, ending the group stage as leaders. Belgium won Group G, as the Red Devils bagged nine points in three matches.

England completed this stage in second place with six points.


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