Russia 2018: When is the World Cup third-place match?

England and Belgium lost their World Cup semi-finals, but they still have one more game to play: the third-place play-off.


It may be tough to recover from the disappointment of missing out on a place in the final, but the extra fixture does at least give nations the opportunity to finish on a high.

Here’s what you need to know about the match:


When and where is the third-place play-off?

This year, the third-place play-off will take place at 3pm on Saturday, July 14.

The 65,000-capacity Saint Petersburg Stadium is the venue.

Recent third place play-offs

2014: Holland 3-0 Brazil
2010: Germany 3-2 Uruguay
2006: Germany 3-1 Portugal
2002: Turkey 3-2 South Korea
1998: Croatia 2-1 Holland
1994: Sweden 4-0 Bulgaria
1990: Italy 2-1 England

Most thirds and fourths

Germany have finished third four times (1934, 1970, 2006, 2010)

Uruguay have finished fourth three times (1954, 1970, 2010)


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