WORLD CUP 2018

World Cup: Belgium's individual talents stand out, England's three-man defence a worry

Martinez's men have more individual quality than Three Lions, whose defence is suspect

Belgium's players take part in a drill at their training base at the Moscow Country Club ahead of their match against England. Both teams have qualified, and will play in Kaliningrad to decide the group winners.
Belgium's players take part in a drill at their training base at the Moscow Country Club ahead of their match against England. Both teams have qualified, and will play in Kaliningrad to decide the group winners.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Belgium's players take part in a drill at their training base at the Moscow Country Club ahead of their match against England. Both teams have qualified, and will play in Kaliningrad to decide the group winners.

Belgium and England have both impressed at the World Cup, winning both games against Tunisia and Panama, scoring eight goals and conceding only twice.

They have already booked their spots in the last 16, and play each other today in their bids to finish as Group G winners.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 28, 2018, with the headline 'Belgium 'better than England''. Subscribe