Eden Hazard goal – Belgium vs England [2]-0

Eden Hazard goal – Belgium vs England [2]-0

England took on Croatia in the second FIFA World Cuo 2018 semi-final and Gareth Southgate men had a dream start with Kevin Tripier scoring inside first 5 minutes. England had several chances to double the lead in first half but they fail to take advantage. Croatia just as they have done in the last two knockout games, took control in second half and Perisic goal ensured they take the game to extra time and there Mandzukic scored late in second extra time to win the tie for Croatia as a national with only 4 million population reach world cup final for the very first time.

England are back in action this weekend, just not in the game that anyone wants to be involved in, as they have to get themselves up for a third-place play-off against Belgium on today.

It will be the second time the two teams have played and probably the second time both teams will put out their reserve sides, as those who played in midweek are still reeling from the exertions.

Adnan Januzaj scored the only goal of the game there – that may actually have cost Belgium a World Cup final spot given their tougher route – and he could get another chance to perform again in St Petersburg.

Author: Atiq Khan

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