England's loss to Belgium seen by 9.8million compared with 30.9million for semi-final

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England's loss to Belgium seen by 9.8million compared with 30.9million for semi-final

By Lucy Jones, Bizarre Reporter16th July 2018, 1:26 amUpdated: 16th July 2018, 1:26 am

OVER 20million fans switched off the FIFA World Cup on Saturday - as England suffered defeat against Belgium in the bronze medal play-off.

Just 9.8million viewers watched the game which saw Gareth Southgate’s team come fourth overall in the tournament after being beaten by Belgium 2-0.

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The audience for the match was made up of 8.4million watching on ITV and another 1.5million who used its online service ITV Hub.

It comes after 30.9million watched Harry Kane and his men suffer heartbreak against Croatia in the semi-final last Wednesday.

The figure was a record TV audience for a single channel.

Only the 1966 World Cup final and Prince ss Diana’s funeral in 1997 were watched by more people but they were both shown on BBC and ITV.

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It surpassed the 26million who watch the 2012 closing ceremony on BBC1, the previous highest single channel audience in recent times.

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