In the FIFA World Cup matches on Monday, Belgium blanked tournament debutants Panama 3-nil, England overcame Tunisia 2-1, while Sweden defeated South Korea by a narrow margin of One-nil.
In the Group G encounter at Sochi, Belgium midfielder Dries Mertens drew first blood in the 47th minute. Later striker Lukaku scored two goals in six minutes to seal the win. Panama failed to register a single attempt on target. In another Group G fixture in Volgograd, Captain Harry Kane scored a brace as England overcame Tunisia.
After Tottenham centre-forward Kane gave the lead in the 11th minute, Sassi converted a penalty to pull Tunisia level in the 35th minute. However, in the final minutes of the game, Kane headed home off a corner to give England the winning goal.
In the Group F fixture a VAR-awarded penalty gave Sweden a narrow One-Nil victory against South Korea. Today, two encounters will be played in Group H in which, Colombia will face Japan at 5.30 PM at Saransk while Poland will meet Senegal at 8.30 PM in Moscow. In the third game, hosts Russia will face Egypt at 11.30 PM at Saint Petersburg.
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