xperience will be one of the biggest differences between England and Belgium when they face each other in the play-off for third place of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ on 14 July. Six Red Devils have already worn the national jersey more than 80 times, with Jan Vertonghen at the top of the list with 107 appearances. In the English camp, Gary Cahill is the most experienced player with 61 appearances.

Belgium and England have played each other 22 times throughout history. The Three Lions have the superior record with 15 wins, five draws and two losses. Belgium won the most recent meeting between the two sides in the group stages at Russia 2018: 1-0 on 28 June in Kaliningrad. More interesting facts and figures on Stats of the Day.

A press conference with Chairman of Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee Arkady Dvorkovich and CEO of Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee Alexey Sorokin will be held on14 July starting at 10:30 at Moscow’s Host City Media Center. Media should be wearing 2018 FIFA World Cup accreditation or Host City Press Center accreditation to attend the event. For further questions please contact via e-mail: media@footballcitymediacenter.ru.

Matchday-1 press conferences on 14 July in Moscow Luzhniki (Croatia at 12:00 with coach Dalic and captain Modric and France at 16:45 with coach Deschamps and captain Lloris) and thepost-match press conferences from Belgium and England will be live streamed on the FIFA Media Channel. The post-match press conferences are archived and available for viewing from the Media Channel TV section.

For information on Training Sessions and other media activities for the upcoming days, please check the Competition Calendar.

14 July (Third-place match)
#63 Belgium v England, 17:00 (Saint Petersburg)

15 July (Final match)
#64 France v Croatia, 18:00 (Moscow Luzhniki)

Disciplinary preview for match 63.

Referees assignments for matches 63 and 64.

Wrap-up of matches 1 to 62.

Facts and figures as of 12 July.


FIFA Media Channel and FIFA.com are your key resource for official news and information about the competition. Visit the Media Channel on a regular basis for information on daily team trainings schedules, referee designations, disciplinary, statistical reports, stadium media shuttle timetables etc.