Belgium claimed third place at this year’s World Cup after a 2-0 victory over England in St. Petersburg
Harry Kane assured he would claim the Golden Boot, despite having one of his poorer matches in an England shirt.
England failed to make up for their loss to Belgium earlier on in the tournament in a dead rubber group stage match.
Ultimately, Belgium’s sheer class overrode all the good possession play from England.
Counter attacking play was imperious from Belgium’s golden generation, especially from the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Dries Mertens.
Thibaut Courtois 6 —
Had little in the way of shots that really troubled him. Typically calm and an assured presence behind his defence.
Toby Alderweireld 8 —
An astounding goalline clearance prevented an England equaliser. Nearly had himself a goal through some effortless acrobatics.
Vincent Kompany 9 —
Dominated defensively, bossing the English forward pack, predicting passes towards the likes of Kane with composure and experience. Integral to recovering possession for Belgium to work their magic offensively.
Jan Vertonghen 7.5 —
Pushed to a role he is familiar to with his national side at wingback following the introduction of Thomas Vermaelen. Impeded several English chances late on.