WATCH: World Cup, Belgium v England

Dan Mullan/Getty Images
0 Comments

Before all eyes are drawn to Sunday’s World Cup final, there’s a small matter of playing another match on Saturday as Belgium and England aim to place third in Russia.

[ MORE: Latest 2018 World Cup news ] 

With the two European nations having already met in the group stage, albeit with squads largely made up of reserves, the Three Lions will be seeking revenge from their 1-0 defeat in their Group G finale last month.

Both Belgium and England are expected to put out their starters for the encounter, which presents a better indication of which side is superior when at full strength.

Click here for live and on demand coverage of the World Cup online and via the NBC Sports App.

Leading England goalscorer Harry Kane will look to build onto his tournament-leading six goals in the Golden Boot race, while Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku sits two goals behind as they enter their final match in Saint Petersburg.


Belgium XI

Courtois, Alderweield, Kompany, Vertonghen, Meunier, Tielmans, Witsel, Chadli, De Bruyne, Hazard, Lukaku.

England XI

Pickford, Maguire, Stones Jones, Rose, Trippier, Delph, Dier, Loftus Cheek, Sterling, Kane.


Saturday

Belgium v England, Saint Petersburg — 10 a.m. ET