Nevertheless, it will set up to be an interesting tie between Belgium and England who crashed out at the semi-final stage to France and Croatia respectively, and a chance for the sides' fringe players to have a run out at the World Cup.
With pressure off, it has the potential to be a match that will invite more open play and more goals – something that games are often devoid of heading towards the final.
Here's everything you need to know ahead of the third-place play-off on Saturday.
Squads & Team News
Position Belgium players
Goalkeepers Courtois, Mignolet, Casteels
Defenders Alderweireld, Boyata, Vertonghen, Kompany, Vermaelen, Meunier
Midfielders Tielemans, Witsel, De Bruyne, Dembele, Dendoncker, Fellaini, Hazard, Mertens, Chadli
Forwards Batshuayi, Lukaku, Hazard, Januzaj, Carrasco
Full-back Thomas Meunier is available for selection for the Red Devils, after missing the semi-final through due to suspension.
Belgium could field a stronger side than England as their loss to France wasn't quite as physically strenuous as the defeat to Belgium.
Potential Belgium XI: Courtois; Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Boyata; Meunier, Fellaini, Witsel, De Bruyne; Mertens, Batshuayi, Carrasco.
Position England players
Goalkeepers Pickford, Butland, Pope
Defenders Walker, Stones, Maguire, Rose, Alexander-Arnold, Young, Cahill, Jones, Trippier
Midfielders Henderson, Dier, Alli, Lingard, Sterling, Loftus-Cheek, Delph
Forwards Kane, Vardy, Rashford, Danny Welbeck
England were forced to finish the game against Croatia with 10 men after Kieran Trippier limped off towards extra time with a groin injury, and is expected to remain sidelined on Saturday.
Following the defeat, Gareth Southgate is likely to be making a host of chances to his side, as Kyle Walker and Jordan Henderson also needed to be taken off. The game against Belgium is also a chance to give England youngsters and those who haven't been able to play a part a chance to feature, such as Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Potential England XI: Butland; Jones, Cahill, Maguire; Alexander-Arnold, Dier, Delph, Rose; Loftus-Cheek, Lingard; Vardy.
Betting & Match Odds
Belgium are 6/5 favourites to win the tie according to dabblebet, while a draw between the two is priced at 13/5. A win for England is available at 9/4.
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