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Belgium vs England - 'Belgium finishing third means more than Golden Boot to Lukaku'

Posted Saturday, July 14, 2018 by PA401 hits

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez says beating England to third place at the World Cup means more to Romelu Lukaku than pipping Harry Kane to the Golden Boot.The England captain tops the tournament scoring charts with six goals, two ahead of Lukaku, and the pair are likely to go head to head in Saturday’s third-place play-off in St Petersburg.That is likely to provide one of the sub-plots in a...Full Story »

Eden Hazard: 'I prefer to lose with Belgium than win with France'

Posted Thursday, July 12, 2018 by ESPN278 hits

Hazard: I'd rather lose than win with France Eden Hazard criticised France's playing style after Belgium's 1-0 defeat in a World Cup semifinal on Tuesday, saying he would rather lose with Belgium than win with France. Belgium entered the semifinal as the tournament's leading scorers, but Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku were muted by France, who clinched their third World Cup final ap...Full Story »

France 1 Belgium 0: Umtiti heads Les Bleus into World Cup final

Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Goal.com240 hits

France booked their place in the World Cup final as a second-half header from defender Samuel Umtiti saw off Belgium. Samuel Umtiti was the unlikely hero as France reached the World Cup final for the third time in 20 years courtesy of a 1-0 win over Belgium in St Petersburg on Tuesday. Defender Umtiti headed home a corner from Antoine Griezmann in the 51st minute to settle the all-European tie...Full Story »

Van der Sar backs Belgium for World Cup glory

Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com199 hits

Belgium have to get past France in the Russia 2018 semi-finals first, but Edwin van der Sar thinks the Red Devils can win the World Cup. Edwin van der Sar is backing Belgium to win the World Cup. Roberto Martinez's side take on France in the first semi-final on Tuesday for the right to face either Croatia or England in the final. Belgium have never reached the World Cup final, but they impr...Full Story »

France vs Belgium - Hugo Lloris expecting tough test against Belgium

Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by PA418 hits

Captain Hugo Lloris is confident France will be ready for the challenge of taking on a Belgium outfit who “know how to do everything” in Tuesday’s World Cup semi-final.The Belgians, often said to currently have a ‘golden generation’ of players, have looked impressive during their run at the tournament, which included a 2-1 victory over Brazil in the last eight.They ...Full Story »

Kevin De Bruyne: Belgium proved World Cup credentials to beat Brazil

Posted Saturday, July 07, 2018 by PA100 hits

Kevin De Bruyne felt Belgium proved to the world how good they are with their stunning victory over Brazil on Friday.Belgium shocked the five-time champions 2-1 in their World Cup quarter-final in Kazan to set up a last-four clash with France.De Bruyne himself was outstanding, getting on the scoresheet with a fierce long-range strike after his Manchester City team-mate Fernandinho had put throug...Full Story »

Belgium knock out Brazil to reach World Cup semi-finals

Posted Saturday, July 07, 2018 by PA102 hits

Belgium produced a stunning performance to claim a place in the World Cup semi-finals with a 2-1 win over five-times champions Brazil in Kazan.A Fernandinho own goal and fierce strike from Kevin De Bruyne put Roberto Martinez’s side in early control of a compelling encounter.Brazil responded after the break and pulled one back through substitute Renato Augusto 14 minutes from time but Belg...Full Story »

Brazil 1 Belgium 2: Selecao out as Martinez's men advance

Posted Saturday, July 07, 2018 by Goal.com181 hits

Kevin De Bruyne's stunner and a Fernandinho own goal sent Belgium into the semi-finals at the expense of five-time winners Brazil. Belgium booked a World Cup semi-final against France as Brazil's hopes of winning a sixth title were ended by a 2-1 defeat in Kazan. Brazil, ranked second in the world by FIFA, were the last remaining non-European team in the tournament after Les Bleus knocked ou...Full Story »

Neymar: World Cup star defended by Brazil coach Tite ahead of Belgium clash

Posted Friday, July 06, 2018 by Express.co.uk195 hits

Neymar has been criticised over his theatrics at the World Cup Neymar has scored two goals in Brazil’s four matches but he has been slammed by soccer pundits across the world for diving and rolling on the ground theatrically in Russia. He has, however, also suffered a disproportionate number of fouls in the tournament so far, with his tally of 23 more than Uruguayan duo Luis Suarez and E...Full Story »

Brazil vs Belgium - Marcelo returns as World Cup hopefuls Brazil and Belgium clash in Kazan

Posted Friday, July 06, 2018 by PA345 hits

Brazil coach Tite has confirmed that Real Madrid full-back Marcelo will return to the side to face Belgium in Friday’s World Cup quarter-final in Kazan.Marcelo was forced off early on in Brazil’s final group game as they beat Serbia to assure themselves of top spot in Group E, before the same back problem cost him a place in the team that beat Mexico 2-0.A soft mattress at the team h...Full Story »

Roberto Martinez praises Belgium’s desire after Red Devils recover to beat Japan

Posted Tuesday, July 03, 2018 by PA143 hits

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez praised his players’ desire after they dramatically recovered from going two goals down to win 3-2 against Japan and progress to the quarter-finals of the World Cup.Martinez’s team will face Brazil next but will do so with renewed confidence in their abilities and with the knowledge that they are highly capable of recovering from losing positions.Thei...Full Story »

Belgium’s last-gasp heroics stun Japan and set up clash with Brazil

Posted Tuesday, July 03, 2018 by PA106 hits

Belgium dramatically recovered from going two goals to Japan to secure a last-gasp 3-2 victory and set up a World Cup quarter-final against Brazil.Roberto Martinez’s side came so close to crashing out of the tournament in Rostov as they found themselves behind to second-half goals from Genki Haraguchi and Takashi Inui.The so-called Belgian ‘Golden Generation’ then staged a rema...Full Story »

Belgium 3 Japan 2: Last-gasp Chadli completes comeback

Posted Tuesday, July 03, 2018 by Goal.com185 hits

Brazil will face Belgium in the quarter-finals of the World Cup as Roberto Martinez's side came from 2-0 down to beat Japan 3-2. Nacer Chadli's 94th-minute winner completed a sensational comeback as Belgium beat Japan 3-2 to book a World Cup quarter-final against Brazil. After a goalless first half, Japan struck twice in seven minutes following the interval to take full control of a gripping...Full Story »

Belgium vs Japan - Belgium boss Roberto Martinez aware of Japan threat

Posted Monday, July 02, 2018 by PA376 hits

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez says he is wary of a Japan team with “incredible energy” ahead of Monday’s World Cup last-16 clash.The free-scoring Belgians go in as firm favourites, taking with them a 100 per cent record from the group phase and netting nine goals in beating Panama, Tunisia and England.With players like Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku at his disposal, Martinez&...Full Story »

Belgium's Michy Batshuayi left to rue painful goal celebration

Posted Friday, June 29, 2018 by Skysports.com179 hits

Belgium have topped Group G at the World Cup after a 1-0 win over England - but forward Michy Batshuayi was left feeling a little sheepish. Adnan Januzaj scored the only goal of the Kaliningrad contest in the 51st minute but, despite his delightful finish, it was Batshuayi's brilliantly choreographed celebration which dominated the post-match agenda. The Chelsea striker scooped up the ball a...Full Story »

England 0 Belgium 1: Januzaj stunner claims Group G top spot

Posted Friday, June 29, 2018 by Goal.com151 hits

Belgium set up a World Cup last-16 meeting with Japan as Adnan Januzaj's first international goal earned a 1-0 win against England to top Group G. With Brazil potentially awaiting in the quarter-finals for the group winners, there was speculation both teams would prefer to finish second to be paired with either Sweden or Switzerland in the last eight. But despite Belgium making nine changes ...Full Story »

England beaten by Belgium and will face Colombia in last 16 of World Cup

Posted Friday, June 29, 2018 by PA104 hits

Adnan Januzaj’s stunning goal secured a much-changed Belgium side a 1-0 win over England’s second string on Thursday evening and meant Gareth Southgate’s men will face Colombia in the last 16 of the World Cup.What looked like being one of the ties of the group stage instead became a rather strange encounter given the talk about the most favourable knockout route, including sugg...Full Story »

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku set to miss England clash in World Cup

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Skysports.com165 hits

Romelu Lukaku is unlikely to feature against England on Thursday Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku is on the mend but not likely to be risked against England in Thursday's final Group G game in Kaliningrad. Both sides go against each other having already qualified for the last 16 after winning their opening two games with top spot up for grabs. Manchester United's Lukaku has missed training this ...Full Story »

England vs Belgium - England boss seeking win against Belgium after Germany’s ‘surprise’ exit

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by PA260 hits

England boss Gareth Southgate insists Germany’s shock World Cup exit underlines why he will not be attempting to plot an easier route against Belgium on Thursday.The anticipation for the Kaliningrad clash has tapered off somewhat after the Three Lions’ 6-1 win over Panama on Sunday ensured their progress to the last-16, alongside the Red Devils, with a game to spare.The managers will...Full Story »

England boss Gareth Southgate may REST Harry Kane against Belgium

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk141 hits

World Cup 2018: Harry Kane has cored five goals so far for England Captain Kane has been a revelation so far at the World Cup and is eyeing up the Golden Boot after scoring five goals in the opening two games. He has made it clear he is desperate to face Belgium in Thursday's final group game in Kaliningrad. But boss Southgate is considering upsetting his star man by resting him for the showd...Full Story »

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