Published: Sat, July 14, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Belgium and England reluctantly meet again in World Cup third place decider

Belgium and England reluctantly meet again in World Cup third place decider

Negotiations are expected to start when Southgate returns from Russian Federation, with England still to play Belgium in the third-place playoff.

"If you want to play for England you have to cope with that. We don't want to miss out on the fun even though our team is out", said Gabriel from Buenos Aires inside the Luzhniki Stadium complex. That felt so good for us here in Russian Federation, and united us more and more, just like it did in our country.

"To have been able to make a difference is something that will live with us all forever, so we can tell the way that the country has united behind football and that's maybe more important than the performance in some respects".

The Village in Station Hill was packed full of optimistic fans as Gareth Southgate's men played their first semi-final since 1990 against Croatia.

"It's a hard emotion to manage". They have an energy and desire. We want to be challenging for semi-finals and finals.

"We've always had targets and we've achieved them but we wanted to go the whole way".

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"We have high motivation to perform".

"We've had a lot of success at junior level, now with the seniors".

For a second there, it did honestly feel like it was coming home, but alas, it was not to be.

Manager Gareth Southgate said England "left everything out there" after falling to an extra-time defeat by Croatia in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday.

The two teams previously met in their final group stage game when both had already guaranteed a place in the last 16 - with the twist that the side who finished second would land in the easier side of the draw. "There is an energy and connection back". In a moment captured by cameras, Southgate - a former player himself who ended up managing the English national team for his first World Cup this year - shared a tender embrace with his wife, Alison, in the empty stands. Perhaps we had played as well as we could have done. "It would be more powerful for him to win the Golden Boot having made that sacrifice". I've tried to support Jordan [Pickford] the best I can to help give us the best chance as a team.

"It's not actually my decision, but I agree with it".

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