"We had to play flat out", the England boss continued.
While Southgate was proud of his young team's achievement, he said they were under no "illusions" about where they stand in world football. As such, the things we love can no longer sustain our wonder according to how we hope they are; rather, we must rely instead on how they actually are, a terrifying standard in any context.
Belgium\'s Thomas Meunier scores the opening goal. Kane's only realistic rivals, France's Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe, would need hat-tricks in Sunday's final to draw level with the Englishman. Central European Time. Fans in the United States can log in to the Belgium vs. England live stream at 10 a.m.
"Today shows there's room for improvement". We had them on the ropes for the first half-hour of that and we just couldn't get a goal.
Having come out of the traps flying at the tournament with Kane's first goal inside five minutes of the opener against Tunisia, England's finale could not have started worse, though. We don't want to wait another 20 years to get into the semifinals and the big matches. Their only appearance in a World Cup finals match was in 1966 when England was crowned champion.
They scored when Romelu Lukaku swung the ball out left to Nacer Chadli who burst down the wing and slipped the ball across the face of the goal and Meunier confidently slotted past Jordan Pickford.
DF Harry Maguire, 6 - Not his best defensive display, even if there is no shame in being tormented by Hazard and De Bruyne.
A gut-wrenching 2-1 defeat to Croatia after extra-time at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday night denied England a shot at a second World Cup triumph, instead setting up a consolation game against familiar foes Belgium.
The Belgians could easily have scored more, with Pickford making a good save to stop a shot from De Bruyne in the 11th and Alderweireld volleying narrowly over the bar in the 35th.
Where is FIFA World Cup 2018 Belgium v/s England 3rd place play-off match being played? Neither hit the target with their headers.
"England obviously gave a shocking goal away, sloppy, lazy defending". After beating the Three Lions 1-0 in the group stage, the Red Devils did it again, winning 2-0 on Saturday in the third-place match.
Canadian referee Joe Fletcher worked the game as an assistant VAR. But it did give us all a smile or two as Southgate's likable team made an improbable run to the semis and for a week or so, made a nation believe. England. I think Harry Kane scores another goal to increase his lead on the Golden Boot, making it a flawless 10/10 Tottenham. Kieran Trippier's crosses from the right created promising moments, yet chances Kane would have devoured mercilessly earlier in the tournament escaped him in the last two games.