Nothing is coming home to England as it were, not even the third place as the Three Lions were beaten 2-0 by Belgium in Saturday’s loser’s final at the Russia 2018 World Cup.

The victory recorded by Belgium on Saturday helped them secure their best ever finish at the World Cup and send Gareth Southgate’s side home with a second straight loss.

A fourth-minute goal from Thomas Meunier and an 82nd minute Eden Hazard strike earned Belgium the victory and the third-place, which improves on their previous best performance of a fourth-place finish in 1986.

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England were on top for most of the second half but with captain Harry Kane looking tired, Belgium’s greater sharpness in the final third proved decisive.

There is still a likelihood that England will take something home as Harry Kane is in the driver’s seat as far as winning the Golden Boot for the most goals scored is concerned.

The England captain has six goals to his name even though half of it came from the penalty spot.

France will face Croatia in Sunday’s final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.


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