Belgium national team finally able to write a new history on their World Cup chapter after successfully securing third place seat by defeating England 2-0 this Saturday.
The Red Devils looking more determined in grabbing that third place seat early on as they put on an aggressive display straight from kick off, resulting on the opening goal scored by Thomas Meunier after just four minutes.
That goal triggered positive reaction from England as they tried to push hard in search for equalizing goal, though leaving plenty of gap defensively, which unfortunately were not capitalized by Roberto Martinez’s men.
No more goals were scored in the first 45 minutes, as Three Lions couldn’t get anything pass Thibaut Courtouis during that period.
After the break, Gareth Southgate’s men tried to increase their attacking intensity and earned more goal scoring opportunities, but still they couldn’t convert any of them.
Meanwhile, Belgium that were playing more on the break also missing several great scoring chances before Eden Hazard finally secured their victory with his close range finish on 82 minutes.
That second goal from Martinez’s men pretty much killed the tie as they regained control of the tie and were close to add another one before the final whistle was blown.
It was a precious result for the Red Devils as they now got their best ever result in World Cup tournament, surpassing their 1986 side which only finished fourth in that year.