England v Belgium, 28 June 2018

Score1-0 to Belgium
RefereeDamir Skomina
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group G
VenueKaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
Attendance33,973
Kick-off: 8.00pm local (7.00pm BST) England v Belgium was Match 45 of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Refereeing team: Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia) Assistant Referee 1: Jure Praprotnik (Slovenia) Assistant Referee 2: Robert Vukan (Slovenia) Fourth Official: Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed (United Arab Emirates) Fifth Official: Mohammed Alhammadi (United Arab Emirates) VAR : Artur Soares Dias (Portugal) AVAR1: Pawel Gil (Portugal) AVAR 2: Roberto Díaz Pérez Del Palomar (Spain) AVAR 3: Mauro Vigliano (Argentina) With both nations already qualified, this final Group G game decided that Belgium finished as winners and England as runners-up. Belgium had won two of the 21 previous meetings. They prevailed in a 3-2 friendly win in Brussels in May 1936 while they also came out on top of a penalty shoot-out following a goalless draw in a King Hassan II Cup encounter in Casablanca in May 1998. Adnan Januzaj's goal was his first for Belgium in the former Manchester United player's ninth appearance for his country. Belgium had now won their last seven games in the group stages of the World Cup finals. They had won eight of their previous 24 games at this stage of the competition. Belgium were now one of three nations to retain a 100% record at the end of the group stage at this World Cup finals; also Uruguay and Croatia. England made eight changes to their starting line-up from the previous group game; their second highest number of changes for a World Cup finals game after Roy Hodgson made nine between the Uruguay and Costa Rica games in 2014. At 25 years and 251 days, the average age of England's starting line-up their second-ever youngest at a major tournament. The average age was 25 years and 207 days for the game with Sweden in the World Cup finals in 2002.

0  England

Manager: Gareth Southgate

1  Belgium

Manager: Roberto Martinez

Goals:

Goals:

Adnan Januzaj 51 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford
Defender John Stones
Defender/Centre back Gary Cahill
Defender/Midfielder Trent Alexander-Arnold
Defender/Midfielder Eric Dier (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jones
Defender/Midfielder Danny Rose
Midfielder Fabian Delph
Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Forward Marcus Rashford
Forward Jamie Vardy

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (captain)
Defender Dedryck Boyata
Defender Thomas Vermaelen
Midfielder Nacer Chadli
Midfielder Moussa Dembélé
Midfielder Leander Dendoncker
Midfielder Marouane Fellaini
Midfielder Thorgan Hazard
Midfielder Adnan Januzaj
Midfielder Youri Tielemans
Forward Michy Batshuayi

Substitutions:

Harry Maguire for John Stones 46
Danny Welbeck for Trent Alexander-Arnold 79

Substitutions:

Vincent Kompany for Thomas Vermaelen 74
Dries Mertens for Adnan Januzaj 86

Cards:

Cards:

Youri Tielemans 19 Y
Leander Dendoncker 33 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jack Butland
Goalkeeper Nick Pope
Defender Harry Maguire
Defender Kyle Walker
Defender/Midfielder Kieran Trippier
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Ashley Young
Midfielder Dele Alli
Midfielder Jordan Henderson
Midfielder Jesse Lingard
Midfielder/Forward Raheem Sterling
Forward Harry Kane
Forward Danny Welbeck

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Koen Casteels
Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet
Defender Thomas Meunier
Defender/Centre back Vincent Kompany
Defender/Midfielder Jan Vertonghen
Midfielder Yannick Carrasco
Midfielder Eden Hazard
Midfielder Axel Witsel
Midfielder/Forward Kevin De Bruyne
Forward Romelu Lukaku
Forward Dries Mertens