Two teams who started the world cup as chokers finally reached semi final to get choked and now they would be competing against each other to grasp the third place for them in this world cup. Belgium had a great run in this world cup but now they know that one game could get so crucial and that’s consistency of players is needed at every step. Eden Hazard was visible in the last game occasionally but that cannot be said the same for Kevin de Bruyne, who lit up against Brazil. The lack of execution from Romelu Lukaku had also been the reason why the golden generation of Belgium could only chase Bronze now in this world cup. The last time both Belgium and England met in this world cup was in the final group stage match of both these teams. Belgium won the match owing to an Adnan Januzaj’s goal. England would now want to change the fact in this game by trying to defeat Belgium and find some closure for their fans.
The whole of England lit up with the idea of ‘Football coming home’ but the catch was no one ever said when would be that as England waits for another world cup to carry on their dream.
Every team has got a few key players who manage the entire game and even change the direction of the game and in these star filled teams there are more than a few players who can decide the game for either of the teams. Let’s have a look at them.
Romelu Lukaku – Lukaku is Belgium’s champion for the Golden Boot award in this world cup. He has scored 4 goals so far and is only two goals away from Harry Kane. After a terrible game against France, he would aim to find the back of the net even more desperately. With his ability to finish from any range, he is going to fire things up for Belgium.
Eden Hazard – Often being called the Lionel Messi of the English Premier League, Eden Hazard has proved his worth in this world cup. In fact, he was the only one against France looking to do some damage with his quick turns and soft touches to the ball. However, they couldn’t finally hold it off to take the game to the extra time and now they are here.
England Key Players:
Harry Kane – There was a great nuisance in the football world when Harry Kane claimed for a goal to the Premier League management after coming off from an injury. He did shut his critics down and also started the world cup looking to claim his first ever golden boot but this match is his only shot to keep his goal tally ahead of everyone in this world cup.
Marcus Rashford – This youngster from England has all the attributes to become one of the finest attackers in the world one day but his performance against Croatia is most likely to give him a start in this game as well.