What World Cup games can I watch today? England v Belgium play for third place in Saint Petersburg

Football’s not coming home but third place at Russia 2018 is still up for grabs for Gareth Southgate’s young side

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 14 July, 2018, 8:02am
UPDATED : Saturday, 14 July, 2018, 8:02am

There are two games left at Russia 2018 but before the final, we have the third-place play-off.

It was meant to be the final in the eyes of many but instead of Sunday night in Moscow, England and Belgium meet for the second time this World Cup in Saint Petersburg on Saturday in a game that some think should be removed from the schedule.

The pair played in the final group stage fixture what seems like a world ago and it could be more of the same as the nations duke it out to be the tenth European team in a row to finish third.

Both teams played their reserves and Belgium edged that battle of the benches by an Adnan Januzaj goal and there’s a strong chance the players who gave so much for Gareth Southgate and Roberto Martinez will be rested to let the rest of the squad get some more minutes.

Whoever plays, history suggests there will be goals.

Harry Kane, gunning for the Golden Boot, has declared himself fit presumably in a bid to make sure that an Englishman lifts a trophy – he is on six goals, two ahead of Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku – while Jordan Pickford is reported as “desperate” to play in order to be named Golden Gloves.

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Whether you see the game as pointless or a palate cleanser before Sunday’s showpiece, you can watch it on Viu TV (channel 99) and the Now TV World Cup channels (618 and 619).

Kick-off from Saint Petersburg is 10pm.