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Manchester City At The World Cup – Mendy A Winner Without Playing A Game

Belgian And English Blues Finish Third And Fourth

France v Croatia - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Final Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images

After four weeks of football, the World Cup has finally come to an end and saw France win it for just the second time.

But first a look back at the semi-finals, which saw both Belgian and English blues in action. Belgium faced France in the first semi-final, and it was a solitary goal by Samuel Umtiti that knocked Belgium out. The result meant Kevin de Bruyne and Vincent Kompany would play either Croatia or England for third place. Both City players played the full 90 minutes, while Benjamin Mendy was again an unused sub for France.

On Wednesday, England’s City contingent took to the field in their bid to play France in the final. Kyle Walker, John Stones and Raheem Sterling all started, however Sterling was replaced as usual by Marcus Rashford and Kyle walker left the field three minutes after Croatia took the lead in extra time. The Three Lions lost 2-1 and went on to face Belgium.

Saturday saw Belgian and City blues fight it out for third place, and Kompany, de Bruyne, Sterling, Stones and Fabian Delph all started as Belgium won 2-0. De Bruyne’s pass setting up Eden Hazard for the second goal.

On Sunday, Benjamin Mendy was again an unused sub as France beat Croatia 4-2 to win the trophy, however it didn’t stop the City defender from grabbing the trophy, before running and sliding across the pitch in the heavy rain.

Congratulations to Mendy and the French team on their success.