England’s hopes for a second World Cup final since 1966 ended in heartbreak last night as they lost to Croatia in the semi-finals.
The Three Lions took the lead after five minutes courtesy of a wonderful free-kick from Kieran Trippier, however, they conceded a goal in the final 20 minutes and again in extra-time as Croatia’s dominance in the middle of the park began to tell.
Gareth Southgate’s men had chances in the first-half to extend on their lead, however, they couldn’t capitalise on their momentum.
Luka Modric’s side will now take on France after they beat Belgium in the other semi-final, courtesy of a headed goal from Samuel Umtiti.
Therefore, England and Belgium will meet for the second time in the third-place play-off on Saturday afternoon in Saint Petersburg in the penultimate fixture of the tournament.
As per The Telegraph, Kieran Trippier is a injury doubt after he came off in extra-time.
The game will also see Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku battle it out for the Golden Boot.
The third place play-off game will kick-off at 3pm (5pm local time) on Saturday 14 July.
England vs Belgium will be shown live on ITV and ITV HD from 2:30pm.
The game can be streamed on ITV Hub.
England – 23/10
Draw – 11/4
Belgium – 6/5
Goalkeepers: Jack Butland, Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gary Cahill, Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Danny Rose, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, Ashley Young
Midfielders: Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Jordan Henderson, Fabian Delph, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Forwards: Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Danny Welbeck, Jamie Vardy
Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels, Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet.
Defenders: Toby Alderweireld, Dedryck Boyata, Vincent Kompany, Thomas Meunier, Thomas Vermaelen, Jan Vertonghen.
Midfielders: Yannick Carrasco, Kevin de Bruyne, Mousa Dembele, Leander Dendoncker, Marouane Fellaini, Eden Hazard, Thorgan Hazard, Adnan Januzaj, Dries Mertens, Youri Tielemans, Axel Witsel.
Forwards: Michy Batshuayi, Nacer Chadli, Romelu Lukaku.