3rd Place Match: Belgium vs England, July 14 [R]

Discussion in 'World Cup 2018 - Knockout Rounds' started by Philip J. Fry, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Blondo

    Blondo Member+

    Sep 21, 2013
    Belgium's ELO ranking post-World Cup ... + 120 points, gaining 5 places and now in 3rd place

    England's ELO ranking post-World Cup ... - 34 points, falling from 7th to 10th place
  2. Rattlehead

    Rattlehead Member+

    Jun 21, 2010
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    England joined Egypt and Panama, the only 3 teams with more than 2 losses.

    Since FIFA count shootout as a draw, England statitstically has 1 win, 1 draw , 3 losses in their last 5 games.

    Congrats to Belgium, a well deserve bronze. They're almost as good as France and I think equally good as Croatia. They beat England twice, beat Brazil, lost narrowly to France, scored more than 15 goals I think.
  3. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But 3W-1D-3L in the WC...
  4. Terrier1966

    Terrier1966 Member

    Nov 19, 2016
    Aston Villa FC
    ...and 2 of the wins were Panama and Tunisia.
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  5. Phillyspur

    Phillyspur Member+

    Tottenham Hotspur
    Mar 18, 2007
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Statistically, England finished 4th, ahead of 28 other teams. Including Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Germany. That's a fact.
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  6. Philip J. Fry

    Philip J. Fry Member+

    Jun 12, 2013
    Borussia Dortmund
    Not a big fan of England, but no matter who they beat to get there, a semifinals spot is something very positive, specially for such a young team.
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  7. Steve Page

    Steve Page Member

    Oct 30, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    Funny to see some fans gloating about England losing to Belgium twice and Croatia after extra time when their teams would have lost against those teams and more heavily. Especially Argentina who were thumped 3-0 by Croatia.

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