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XI England have lost to Belgium in the 2018 World Cup now – including three who have retired

XI England have lost to Belgium in the 2018 World Cup now – including three who have retired

England were beaten twice by Belgium in the 2018 World Cup, with not much of the squad remaining from the contested third-place tie between the two sides in the tournament.

England faced Belgium in the third place match at the 2018 World Cup(Getty Images)

Belgium was England's enemy at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The Three Lions lost to the Red Devils 1-0 in their final group match, having already booked their place in the round of 16. The two teams met again later in the tournament in a much-criticized third-place match.

Belgium triumphed again. Thomas Meunier gave his country the lead just four minutes after converting a cross from Nacer Chadli. Chelsea icon Eden Hazard wrapped up the win late in the game with a brilliant finish.

As England and Belgium prepare to face off again at Wembley, Football mirror takes a closer look at the Three Lions' squad since that day in July 2018 and where they've ended up since then.

Jordan Pickford

Pickford remains England's first-choice goalkeeper, making only his 10th appearance for the Three Lions during this match. He now has 59 international caps to his name.

Pickford was also fresh off the back of a promising first season with Everton having signed for the Toffees last summer for a £30m move from Sunderland. He is now in the middle of his seventh season with the Merseyside outfit and will be hoping to guide them to safety again at the end of the current season.

Danny Rose

Former Tottenham full-back Danny Rose was the first of three squad members to retire as a player, and was Gareth Southgate's trusted guardian at the 2018 World Cup. He appeared in five of the Three Lions' seven matches in Russia.

After that tournament, Rose made just six further appearances for England, while his club career fizzled out. He moved to Newcastle on loan for the second half of the 2019/20 season before being allowed to join his former club Watford.

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