England, Belgium to play for 3rd place at World Cup

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Much of the talk was about whether finishing first or second in Group G would open up easier games. In the end, it meant little as both advanced to the semifinals.Not everyone seems as enthusiastic as Walker.Harry Kane, the leading scorer at the World Cup with six goals, said he isn’t motivated by the chance to secure the Golden Boot for top scorer in the third-place game.“It’s not something I’m really thinking about,” he said. “It’s not the game we wanted to be in, as a team. It is what it is, but we’ll try and play that game with as much pride as a team as try and finish on a high. We’re still going to be hurting.”PREMIER LEAGUE TEAMMATESADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team “It’s still something massively to play for, to be the third-best team in the world,” Walker said after Wednesday’s semifinal loss to Croatia. “Who would have thought it, at the start of the tournament when everyone was writing us off?“We’ve still got a very important job come Saturday to go and beat the Belgians and get the bragging rights over them because they beat us in the group stage.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’England and Belgium have both produced last-gasp victories at the World Cup — Belgium beating Japan 3-2, England beating Colombia on penalties — but their two games together lack significance.Both had already qualified for the round of 16 when Belgium beat England 1-0 in the last game of the group stage on Adnan Januzaj’s curling shot in a game likened to a friendly thanks to 17 lineup changes. LATEST STORIES Belgium’s Toby Alderweireld, left, and Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne stand on the pitch at the end of the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)MOSCOW — England defender Kyle Walker is finding meaning in the game no one wants to play.The third-place match at the World Cup is often dismissed as a pointless way for FIFA to fill TV space with two teams who just want to go home. But for Walker, a bronze medal still has value.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Recruitment coup testament to UP’s commitment to produce results MOST READ View comments Even if the result is quickly forgotten by the fans, it will be remembered in Premier League locker rooms.Five Premier League clubs have players on both sides of the game. Walker can face Manchester City teammates Vincent Kompany and Kevin de Bruyne, while Tottenham boasts three players for Belgium and five for England.Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea are the other three clubs represented in both squads.HISTORYA third-place game can still be exciting.Germany overturned a 2-1 deficit to beat Uruguay 3-2 in the 2010 game as Diego Forlan sent a free kick off the crossbar in the last minute.However, many third-place games have been one-sided, like the Netherlands’ 3-0 victory over Brazil in 2014, or a source of trivia, like Turkey’s 3-2 win over South Korea in 2002.That game is best known for Turkey forward Hakan Sukur scoring the fastest World Cup goal in history, needing only 11 seconds to make it 1-0. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img

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