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Belgium claim third place in Russia 2018

This is Belgium's best ever World Cup finish

Can Erözden   | 14.07.2018
Belgium claim third place in Russia 2018

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By Can Erozden

ANKARA

Belgium claimed third place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a 2-0 win over England on Saturday.

Paris Saint-Germain right back Thomas Meunier scored an early opener for Belgium against England in St. Petersburg. Meunier's close range finish made Belgians take the lead in the fourth minute.

Belgium led the first half.

In the 70th minute, England were very close to finding the equalizer. English midfielder Eric Dier lobbed the ball over Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois but Belgium's defender Toby Alderweireld cleared the ball from the goal line.

In the 82nd minute, Belgian star Eden Hazard doubled the lead for his team.

Chelsea winger Hazard dribbled the ball into the England box and his low shot beat goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

The goal sealed the victory for Belgium.

This is Belgium's best ever World Cup finish in history.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup final will be played on Sunday, July 15 between France and Croatia. The match in Moscow will kick off at 1500GMT.

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