TO­DAY’S PRE­DIC­TIONS

Winnipeg Sun - - SPORTS -

KUR­TIS LAR­SON

Bel­gium 2, Eng­land 1 These third-place games are un­pre­dictable. That said, Eng­land hasn’t shown it can score from open play. Think Bel­gium is a more com­plete squad right now.

DEREK VAN DIEST

Bel­gium 3, Eng­land 1 Bel­gium want to go home on a good note af­ter be­ing one of the most en­ter­tain­ing teams in the tour­na­ment. It is ar­guably the sec­ond-best team in the world at the mo­ment. Eng­land still not over its semi­fi­nal loss and will be dis­in­ter­ested in the con­test. They don’t have the tal­ent to match up with Bel­gium any­way.

DAN BILICKI

Bel­gium 3, Eng­land 1 We’re prob­a­bly go­ing to get a re­match of the bat­tle of back­ups we saw in their group­stage fi­nale, which went Bel­gium’s way. Nei­ther team is happy to be here, so don’t ex­pect much hard work on de­fence.

PAUL CHAP­MAN

Bel­gium 2, Eng­land 1 Quick, name a third-place team in the World Cup. Any team? No, me ei­ther. Both teams en­ter their benches to give the subs their par­tic­i­pa­tion rib­bon. In that sce­nario, Bel­gium has more qual­ity.

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