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England vs Belgium

Competition – FIFA World Cup

Stadium – Kaliningrad Stadium

Date: 28th June 2018

Kick-off time – 19:00 GMT

This is another blockbuster fixture at the ongoing World Cup and nothing makes it bigger than it being the decider of who tops the group.

These two teams have been the most attacking in the competition and it may be down to their respective defences to keep the score respectable for each nation.

England for the first time in many years look like a team who are genuine contenders to go all the way in this competition.

They started with a tough 2-1 win over Tunisia, before completely demolishing World Cup debutants Panama 6-1 in their next game.

This is their biggest test and Gareth Southgate may rest some of their star men, but fans will expect the Three Lions to get at least get a draw.

Belgium are unbeaten in over 20 games and  more than 15 of those matches have ended in wins for them however they don’t come bigger than facing a genuinely cohesive team like this England side.

The Belgians started their competition with a 3-0 win over Panama and like England they got better in their next match, beating Tunisia 5-2.

They have one of the most attacking teams in this competition so far and Romelu Lukaku doesn’t know when to stop scoring when he wears the Belgium shirt.

Bookmakers have priced this match up as a genuine coin toss with England very slight favourites.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

England

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W England 6-1 Panama 24 Jun, 2018 FIFA World Cup
W Tunisia 1-2 England 18 Jun, 2018 FIFA World Cup
W England 2-0 Costa Rica 7 Jun, 2018 International Friendly
W England 2-1 Nigeria 2 Jun, 2018 International Friendly
D England 1-1 Italy 27 Mar, 2018 International Friendly

Belgium

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Belgium 5-2 Tunisia 23 Jun, 2018 FIFA World Cup
W Belgium 3-0 Panama 18 Jun, 2018 FIFA World Cup
W Belgium 4-1 Costa Rica 11 Jun, 2018 International Friendly
W Belgium 3-0 Egypt 6 Jun, 2018 International Friendly
D Belgium 0-0 Portugal 2 Jun, 2018 International Friendly

H2H

No previous meetings between these two sides.

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