Belgium 3 – 0 Panama : Belgium Looks Like a World Cup 2018 Heavyweight Against Panama

Mon June 18: Belgium v Panama (Group G) – Sochi, 4pm – Belgium v Panama : World Cup 2018
Belgium 3 – 0 Panama : Belgium Looks Like a World Cup 2018 Heavyweight Against Panama.Romelu Lukaku double sees off World Cup debutants.Two goals from Romelu Lukaku and a stunning volley from Dries Mertens saw Belgium win their opening World Cup game 3-0 against debutants Panama in Sochi on Monday.

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Sweden 1-0 South Korea: World Cup 2018 – VAR used again as Sweden beat South Korea

Sweden 1-0 South Korea: World Cup 2018 Sweden beat South Korea

VAR used again as Sweden beat South Korea.Sweden’s Granqvist scores penalty after VAR review.Sweden opened their World Cup campaign with a 1-0 victory over South Korea in Group F thanks to Andreas Granqvist’s penalty, which was awarded after the use of video technology.

Player ratings
Sweden: Olsen (6), Lustig (7), Granqvist (8), Jansson (7), Augustinsson (6), Larsson (6), Ekdal (7), Claesson (7), Forsberg (7), Toivonen (7), Berg (7).

Subs: Hiljemark (6), Thelin (6), Svensson (6).

South Korea: Cho Hyun-Woo (7), Lee Yong (7), Kim Young-Gwon (7), Jang Hyun-Soo (6), Park Joo-Ho (6), Lee Seung-Woo (6), Koo Ja-Cheol (6), Ki Sung-yueng (7), Lee Jae-Sung (6), Hwang Hee-Chan (6), Heung-Min Son (7).

Subs: Min-Woo Kim (6), Seung-Woo Lee (6), Woo-Young Jung (6).

Man of the match: Andres Granqvist

What’s next?
Sweden play Germany on Saturday at 7pm while South Korea face Mexico, also on Saturday at 4pm.

Brazil 1-1 Switzerland – Brazil are stymied by Switzerland

Coutinho had given Brazil the lead with a stunning strike Zuber equalised with a close-range header

Philippe Coutinho stunner not enough for favourites.Brazil made a stuttering start to their World Cup campaign as Switzerland dug in for a 1-1 draw in their Group E opener.

Player Ratings
Brazil: Alisson (6), Danilo (6), Thiago Silva (7), Miranda (6), Marcelo (6), Paulinho (6), Casemiro (6), Coutinho (7), Willian (5), Gabriel Jesus (6), Neymar (7)

Subs: Firmino (6), Fernandinho (6), Augusto (6)

Mexico: Sommer (7), Rodriguez (6), Akanji (6), Schar (7), Lichtsteiner (5), Xhaka (6), Behrami (7), Dzemaili (6), Zuber (7), Shaqiri (7), Seferovic (6)

Subs: Lang (6), Embolo (6)

Man of the match: Phillipe Coutinho

What’s next?
Brazil have Costa Rica next up on Friday while Switzerland take on Serbia, who opened their campaign with a 1-0 win over Costa Rica and top Group E

Germany 0-1 Mexico – World Cup 2018: Brilliant Mexico stun champions Germany

Germany 0-1 Mexico – World Cup 2018: Brilliant Mexico stun champions Germany

Germany’s defence of the World Cup started with defeat as Mexico secured a pulsating 1-0 victory in Moscow on Sunday.Defending champions Germany made a disastrous start to their bid to win back-to-back World Cups with a shock defeat by Mexico.Mesut Ozil, Julian Draxler and Toni Kroos failed to ignite Germany in Moscow.

Hirving Lozano’s first-half goal was the difference between the two sides in an enthralling encounter in Moscow, but the surprising result was not the only concern for Germany coach Joachim Low.

Player ratings
Germany: Neuer (6), Plattenhardt (6), Hummels (6), Boateng (6), Kimmich (7), Khedira (5), Draxler (6), Kroos (6), Ozil (5), Muller (6), Werner (5)

Subs: Reus (6), Gomez (6), Brandt (6)

Mexico: Ochoa (7), Ayala (6), Salcedo (8), Moreno (7), Gallardo (7), Layun (8), Herrera (7), Guardado (7), Vela (8), Hernandez (8), Lozano (8)

Subs: Alvarez (6), Jimenez (6), Marquez (6)

Man of the match: Hirving Lozano

What next?
Mexico play South Korea on Saturday in Rostov-on-Don (16:00 BST), while Germany take on Sweden in Sochi later the same day (19:00).

Costa Rica 0-1 Serbia – Aleksandar Kolarov celebrates his winner against Costa Rica

Costa Rica 0-1 Serbia – Aleksandar Kolarov celebrates his winner against Costa Rica

Aleksandar Kolarov’s brilliant second-half free-kick saw Serbia beat Costa Rica 1-0 in their opening Group E contest on Sunday afternoon.

Player ratings

Costa Rica: Navas (7), Acosta (6), Gonzalez (6), Duarte (6), Borges (7), Calvo (6), Gamboa (6), Guzman (6), Ruiz (7), Venegas (6), Urena (6)

Subs: Campbell (6), Bolanos (6), Colindres (6)

Serbia: Stojkovic (7), Tosic (6), Ivanovic (7), Kolarov (8), Milenkovic (7), Milivojevic (6), Milinkovic-Savic (9), Matic (8), Mitrovic (7), Tadic (7), Ljajic (6)

Subs: Rukavina (6), Kostic (7), Prijovic (6)

Man of the match: Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

Costa Rica take on Brazil in St Petersburg on Friday lunchtime, while Serbia face Switzerland in Kaliningrad later that day.

 

Croatia 2-0 Nigeria – Luka Modric celebrates scoring Croatia’s second against Nigeria

Croatia sit top of World Cup Group D after a comfortable 2-0 win over Nigeria in Kaliningrad on Saturday evening.Luka Modric penalty seals win in World Cup Group D opener

Player ratings
Croatia: Subasic (7), Vrsaljko (7), Strinic (7), Lovren (7), Vida (6), Perisic (7), Rakitic (7), Kramaric (7), Modric (8), Rebic (7), Mandzukic (6)

Subs: Brozovic (6), Kovacic (n/a), Pjaca (n/a)

Nigeria: Uzoho (6), Idowu (6), Troost-Ekong (4), Balogun (6), Shehu (7), Ndidi (6), Etebo (5), Mikel (6), Moses (5), Iwobi (6), Ighalo (5)

Subs: Musa (6), Iheanacho (6), Nwankwo (n/a)

Man of the match: Luka Modric (Croatia)

Croatia’s next test is against Argentina in Nizhny Novgorod on Thursday evening (7pm, UK time), while Nigeria’s second Group D clash is on Friday afternoon against Iceland in Volgograd at 4pm (UK time).

Peru 0-1 Denmark – Yussuf Poulsen celebrates scoring for Denmark against Peru

Denmark took advantage of some sloppy Peru finishing – including a missed penalty – to win their opening World Cup Group C clash 1-0.Yussuf Poulsen hits Danish winner

Player Ratings

Peru: Gallese (6), Advíncula (7), Ramos (6), Rodríguez (7), Trauco (6), Yotun (6), Tapia (6), Flores (6), Cueva (6), Carrillo (8), Farfan (6)

Subs: 

Denmark: Schmeichel (8), Dalsgaard (6), Kjaer (7), Christensen (7), Larsen (6), Kvist (6), Delaney (6), Sisto (6), Eriksen (7), Poulsen (8), Jorgensen (5)

Subs: Braithwaite (6), Jorgenson (6), Schone (6)

Man of the match: Kasper Schmeichel

Peru have the tricky task of trying to keep their World Cup campaign alive against France on Thursday while Denmark will look to guarantee their spot on the last 16 with a win over Australia.

Argentina 1-1 Iceland – Lionel Messi shows his frustration after missing a penalty against Iceland

Lionel Messi missed a second-half penalty as Iceland secured a famous 1-1 draw with Argentina in their Group D clash on Saturday.Lionel Messi shows his frustration after missing a penalty against Iceland.

 

Player ratings

Argentina: Caballero (6), Tagliafico (7), Rojo (6), Otamendi (6), Salvio (6), Biglia (7), Di Maria (7), Meza (7), Mascherano (6), Messi (7), Aguero (7)

Subs: Banega (7), Higuain (6), Pavon (7)

Iceland: Halldorsson (9), Saevarsson (7), Sigurdsson (6), Arnason (7), Magnusson (6), Gudmundsson (7), Bjarnason (7), Gunnarsson (7), Hallfredsson (6), Sigurdsson (6), Finnbogason (6)

Subs: Gislason (6), Skulason (6), Sigurdarson (6)

Man of the match: Hannes Halldorsson

Argentina take on Croatia at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Thursday evening, before Iceland then face Nigeria at the Volgograd Arena on Friday afternoon.

France 2-1 Australia World Cup Russia 2018 June 16 From Kazan

France v Australia World Cup Russia 2018 June 16 From Kazan Live Updates

France 2-1 Australia Full Time.  France stuttered to a 2-1 win over Australia in their opening Group C World Cup clash as the use of video technology came to the fore for the first time in the tournament.

GOAL! France 1-0 Australia (Griezmann pen 58)
Griezmann blasts the ball to the stationary Ryan’s left. France have laboured but they have a precious lead.
Sat June 16: France v Australia (Group C) – Kazan, 11am

France would be looking to kick-off their FIFA World Cup 2018 An intriguing match-up in Kazan to open Group C against Australia

Score Will be added Soon.

Portugal v Spain: Draw Portugal 3-3 Spain – World Cup Russia 2018

Portugal v Spain: Draw Portugal 3-3 Spain – World Cup Russia 2018

Portugal 3-3 Spain

Portugal

Home team scorers
Cristiano Ronaldo 4 pen
Cristiano Ronaldo 44
Cristiano Ronaldo 88

Spain

Away team scorers
Diego Costa 24
Diego Costa 55
Fernandez Nacho 58

Goals: Cristiano Ronaldo pen 3′ 44′ 87′, Diego Costa 23′ 54′, Nacho 57′

The teams