Belgium takes third place at 2018 World Cup Full schedule scores roster

Belgium closed its tournament with a convincing win over England for third place

Forwards:Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea), Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Monchengladbach), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United), Dries Mertens (Napoli).

Monday, July 2:Belgium 3, Japan 2in round of 16

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Belgium takes third place at 2018 World Cup: Full schedule, scores, roster

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Defenders:Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Laurent Ciman (LAFC), Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht), Christian Kabasele (Watford), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Jordan Lukaku (Lazio), Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint-Germain), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur).

Saturday, July 14:Belgium 2, England 0in third-place match

However, Belgium saw its golden generation come of age, and with talents like Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne, it has a lot to look forward to moving on. A win over England in the third-place match bears that out.

Goalkeepers:Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool), Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg), Matz Sels (Newcastle United).

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Surprisingly, there were no goals scored in this one

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Midfielders:Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang), Nacer Chadli (West Bromwich Albion), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad), Youri Tielemans (Monaco), Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian).

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Provisional squad (will be trimmed to 23 for the World Cup):

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After beating Brazil in the quarterfinals, Belgium wasnt able to replicate the feat against France. The Red Devils fell 1-0 against Les Bleus, ending their 2018 World Cup campaign in the semifinal round.

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Kevin De Bruyne. The midfield maestro of Manchester City is the heart and soul of this teams attack. De Bruyne can score, but he is also so create, recording a season-high 16 assists in the Premier League this past season. That creativity, looking for guys like Romelu Lukaku up top, will be key to this teams success. He has top vision, but if he isnt sharp, this team has very little chance of doing much of anything.

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Dries Mertens. The Napoli man has gotten better with time. He scored 34 goals for the Italian club in 2016-17 and had 24 this season. Hes small but really quick and clinical in front of goal. He may start, but if he comes off the bench hes a great option to spice up the attack.

Saturday, June 23:Belgium 5, Tunisia 2

Belgium takes third place at 2018 World Cup: Full schedule, scores, roster

Tuesday, July 10:France 1, Belgium 0in semifinals

Belgium takes third place at 2018 World Cup Full schedule scores roster

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