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When do England play Belgium in the World Cup third place play-off? TV channel, kick-off time and odds

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England vs Belgium TV channel, kick-off time and odds in World Cup third place play-off
Gareth Southgate consoles Harry Kane after Englands defeat to Croatia (Picture: Reuters)

England may have lost their semi-final against Croatia but their World Cup is not over just yet as they face the third place play-off against Belgium this weekend.

Gareth Southgates side were beaten 2-1 after extra-time whilst Belgium lost 1-0 to France on Tuesday evening, leaving the two sides to battle it out for third place.

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The teams have met already in this tournament with Belgium coming away with a 1-0 win in the group stages.

Here is when and where to watch Englands final action at the 2018 World Cup.

Soccer Football - World Cup - Semi Final - Croatia v England - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - July 11, 2018 England's Kieran Trippier celebrates scoring their first goal with Harry Kane REUTERS/Darren Staples
Kieran Trippier had put England ahead against Croatia (Picture: REUTERS)

When is England vs Belgium?

The match is on Saturday, 14 July with kick-off at 3pm BST at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg.

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What TV channel is England vs Belgium on?

ITV will be showing the game live with coverage starting at 2.30pm.

You can stream the match through their ITV Hub if you register for an account.

Vincent Kompany and Thibaut Courtois
Vincent Kompany and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois were dejected after the France defeat (Picture: Xinhua/eyevine)

What are the odds? (Courtesy of Betfair)

6/5 Belgium

11/4 Draw

23/10 England

France's Samuel Umtiti, right, scores his side's opening goal during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Samuel Umtiti scoring the winner for France against Belgium (Picture: AP Photo)

Is there a benefit of finishing third?

There is the obvious benefit of third being a better place to finish than fourth, but there is also a financial incentive.

The third place team at the 2018 World Cup will receive $24m (£18.1m) whilst the fourth placed country will get $22m (£16.6m).

The history of finishing third is something of a mixed bag as Germany took third spot in 2010 then won the next World Cup.

However, Netherlands finished third in 2014 and didnt even qualify for the 2018 tournament, so make of that what you will.

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