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(CNN)Belgium beat England 1-0 thanks to Adnan Januzaj’s superb goal, but are the Group G winners worse off for their victory?

In the final group stage game of this World Cup, England and Belgium faced the bizarre prospect of competing in a match where it was arguably better to lose than to win.”We want to perform well but the priority is not to win,” even Belgium manager Roberto Martinez admitted in the build up to the match. That was because the team which finished second of Group G would have probably a more difficult match against Colombia in the last 16, but would then face either Sweden or Switzerland in the quarterfinals.Belgium will now meet Japan in the last 16, but if they win that match will then face the winners of the game between Brazil and Mexico in the last eight.Read MoreREAD: The World Cup match ‘both teams might want to lose’READ: Senegal crashes out of World Cup on fair play ruleGiven England has only won two knockout games in 28 years at the World Cup, the team’s coach Gareth Southgate had insisted the idea of plotting a route all the way to the semifinals seemed quite farfetched. However both Martinez and Southgate fielded vastly different starting XIs to their previous matches, with Belgium making nine changes and England eight.Despite all the personnel changes, neither side appeared disjointed and were attacking with freedom and the idea of finishing second in the group seemed preposterous.Youri Tielemans had the first effort of the game inside five minutes, hitting a dipping shot towards goal which forced Jordan Pickford into his first save of the tournament. Another sweeping Belgium attacked ended with Marouane Fellaini nodding down Tielemans’ cross for Michy Batshuayi, but Gary Cahill appeared with a last-ditch challenge to clear the ball off the line.Tielemens picked up the first booking of the match soon after, which would usually have meant very little but for the new fair play rules.With these two sides level on points, goal difference, goals scored and head-to-head, whoever received the most yellow or red cards would finish second in the group.After Leander Dendoncker picked up Belgium’s second yellow of the game for a cynical foul on Danny Rose, the Red Devils had a total of five yellow cards to England’s two, which had the game finished in draw would have meant Southgate’s team would top the group on the fair play ruleSenegal fans salute before the match against Colombia on Thursday, June 28.Senegal fans salute before the match against Colombia on Thursday, June 28. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupSenegal fans salute before the match against Colombia on Thursday, June 28.Hide Caption 1 of 120Colombian defender Yerry Mina controls the ball during the match against Senegal. Mina headed in a second-half goal to lift his team to a 1-0 victory -- and first place in Group H.Colombian defender Yerry Mina controls the ball during the match against Senegal. Mina headed in a second-half goal to lift his team to a 1-0 victory -- and first place in Group H. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupColombian defender Yerry Mina controls the ball during the match against Senegal. Mina headed in a second-half goal to lift his team to a 1-0 victory — and first place in Group H.Hide Caption 2 of 120Colombia's Juan Quintero jumps over Senegal's Idrissa Gana Gueye. Senegal finished with four points in Group H, the same as Japan, but Japan advanced on the "fair play points" tiebreaker. Japan had two fewer yellow cards in the tournament than Senegal. Colombia's Juan Quintero jumps over Senegal's Idrissa Gana Gueye. Senegal finished with four points in Group H, the same as Japan, but Japan advanced on the "fair play points" tiebreaker. Japan had two fewer yellow cards in the tournament than Senegal. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupColombia’s Juan Quintero jumps over Senegal’s Idrissa Gana Gueye. Senegal finished with four points in Group H, the same as Japan, but Japan advanced on the “fair play points” tiebreaker. Japan had two fewer yellow cards in the tournament than Senegal. Hide Caption 3 of 120Poland's Jan Bednarek, left, competes for the ball with Japan's Gotoku Sakai on Thursday. Poland won 1-0, its first win of the tournament, but Japan advanced to the next round.Poland's Jan Bednarek, left, competes for the ball with Japan's Gotoku Sakai on Thursday. Poland won 1-0, its first win of the tournament, but Japan advanced to the next round. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupPoland’s Jan Bednarek, left, competes for the ball with Japan’s Gotoku Sakai on Thursday. Poland won 1-0, its first win of the tournament, but Japan advanced to the next round.Hide Caption 4 of 120Poland forward Robert Lewandowski dribbles through two Japan players.Poland forward Robert Lewandowski dribbles through two Japan players. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupPoland forward Robert Lewandowski dribbles through two Japan players.Hide Caption 5 of 120Japan supporters clear litter from the stands after the match.Japan supporters clear litter from the stands after the match. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupJapan supporters clear litter from the stands after the match.Hide Caption 6 of 120Belgium's Adnan Januzaj curls in a stunning goal against England on Thursday. It was the only goal of the match.Belgium's Adnan Januzaj curls in a stunning goal against England on Thursday. It was the only goal of the match. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupBelgium’s Adnan Januzaj curls in a stunning goal against England on Thursday. It was the only goal of the match.Hide Caption 7 of 120The Belgium-England match was notable for how many top players didn't see the field. With both teams already assured a spot in the knockout stage, many of their usual starters took the night off. Among those on the bench for Belgium were captain Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne.The Belgium-England match was notable for how many top players didn't see the field. With both teams already assured a spot in the knockout stage, many of their usual starters took the night off. Among those on the bench for Belgium were captain Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupThe Belgium-England match was notable for how many top players didn’t see the field. With both teams already assured a spot in the knockout stage, many of their usual starters took the night off. Among those on the bench for Belgium were captain Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne.Hide Caption 8 of 120Tunisia's Wahbi Khazri, center, celebrates with his teammates after scoring the winning goal against Panama on Thursday. Tunisia won 2-1.Tunisia's Wahbi Khazri, center, celebrates with his teammates after scoring the winning goal against Panama on Thursday. Tunisia won 2-1. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupTunisia’s Wahbi Khazri, center, celebrates with his teammates after scoring the winning goal against Panama on Thursday. Tunisia won 2-1.Hide Caption 9 of 120Panama players celebrate after an own goal gave them an early lead against Tunisia.Panama players celebrate after an own goal gave them an early lead against Tunisia. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupPanama players celebrate after an own goal gave them an early lead against Tunisia.Hide Caption 10 of 120Germany's Marco Reus reacts after his team lost to South Korea and was knocked out of the World Cup on Wednesday, June 27. The defending champions lost 2-0 and finished at the bottom of Group F.Germany's Marco Reus reacts after his team lost to South Korea and was knocked out of the World Cup on Wednesday, June 27. The defending champions lost 2-0 and finished at the bottom of Group F. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupGermany’s Marco Reus reacts after his team lost to South Korea and was knocked out of the World Cup on Wednesday, June 27. The defending champions lost 2-0 and finished at the bottom of Group F.Hide Caption 11 of 120South Korea's Lee Jae-sung, left, chases down a ball with Germany's Jonas Hector.South Korea's Lee Jae-sung, left, chases down a ball with Germany's Jonas Hector. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupSouth Korea’s Lee Jae-sung, left, chases down a ball with Germany’s Jonas Hector.Hide Caption 12 of 120Ludwig Augustinsson celebrates after scoring Sweden's first goal in its 3-0 victory over Mexico on Wednesday. The result meant that Sweden would top Group F and Mexico would finish in second.Ludwig Augustinsson celebrates after scoring Sweden's first goal in its 3-0 victory over Mexico on Wednesday. The result meant that Sweden would top Group F and Mexico would finish in second. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupLudwig Augustinsson celebrates after scoring Sweden’s first goal in its 3-0 victory over Mexico on Wednesday. The result meant that Sweden would top Group F and Mexico would finish in second.Hide Caption 13 of 120Mexican defender Hector Moreno heads the ball in front of Swedish forward Marcus Berg.Mexican defender Hector Moreno heads the ball in front of Swedish forward Marcus Berg. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupMexican defender Hector Moreno heads the ball in front of Swedish forward Marcus Berg.Hide Caption 14 of 120Brazilian defender Thiago Silva celebrates after his powerful header gave Brazil a 2-0 lead over Serbia on Wednesday. Brazil won Group E with two victories and a draw.Brazilian defender Thiago Silva celebrates after his powerful header gave Brazil a 2-0 lead over Serbia on Wednesday. Brazil won Group E with two victories and a draw. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupBrazilian defender Thiago Silva celebrates after his powerful header gave Brazil a 2-0 lead over Serbia on Wednesday. Brazil won Group E with two victories and a draw.Hide Caption 15 of 120Brazil's Willian and Serbia's Filip Kostic fight for the ball during Wednesday's match.Brazil's Willian and Serbia's Filip Kostic fight for the ball during Wednesday's match. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupBrazil’s Willian and Serbia’s Filip Kostic fight for the ball during Wednesday’s match.Hide Caption 16 of 120Brazilian star Neymar controls the ball during the Serbia match.Brazilian star Neymar controls the ball during the Serbia match. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupBrazilian star Neymar controls the ball during the Serbia match.Hide Caption 17 of 120Switzerland's Blerim Dzemaili scored the first goal in his team's 2-2 draw with Costa Rica on Wednesday. Switzerland finished second in its group to advance to the knockout stage.Switzerland's Blerim Dzemaili scored the first goal in his team's 2-2 draw with Costa Rica on Wednesday. Switzerland finished second in its group to advance to the knockout stage. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupSwitzerland’s Blerim Dzemaili scored the first goal in his team’s 2-2 draw with Costa Rica on Wednesday. Switzerland finished second in its group to advance to the knockout stage.Hide Caption 18 of 120Kendall Waston had a goal for Costa Rica in the match against Switzerland.Kendall Waston had a goal for Costa Rica in the match against Switzerland. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupKendall Waston had a goal for Costa Rica in the match against Switzerland.Hide Caption 19 of 120Costa Rican defender Cristian Gamboa vies for the ball with Swiss defender Ricardo Rodriguez.Costa Rican defender Cristian Gamboa vies for the ball with Swiss defender Ricardo Rodriguez. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupCosta Rican defender Cristian Gamboa vies for the ball with Swiss defender Ricardo Rodriguez.Hide Caption 20 of 120Argentina star Lionel Messi rides on the back of Marcos Rojo after Rojo's late winner against Nigeria on Tuesday, June 26. With the 2-1 victory, Argentina clinched a spot in the next round of the tournament.Argentina star Lionel Messi rides on the back of Marcos Rojo after Rojo's late winner against Nigeria on Tuesday, June 26. With the 2-1 victory, Argentina clinched a spot in the next round of the tournament. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupArgentina star Lionel Messi rides on the back of Marcos Rojo after Rojo’s late winner against Nigeria on Tuesday, June 26. With the 2-1 victory, Argentina clinched a spot in the next round of the tournament.Hide Caption 21 of 120Rojo controls the ball earlier in the match against Nigeria.Rojo controls the ball earlier in the match against Nigeria. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupRojo controls the ball earlier in the match against Nigeria.Hide Caption 22 of 120Argentina legend Diego Maradona was in the crowd once again, drawing attention from fans just as he did when he was a player.Argentina legend Diego Maradona was in the crowd once again, drawing attention from fans just as he did when he was a player. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupArgentina legend Diego Maradona was in the crowd once again, drawing attention from fans just as he did when he was a player.Hide Caption 23 of 120Croatia's Josip Pivaric prepares to chest the ball during the team's 1-0 win against Iceland on Tuesday. Croatia is 3-0 so far in the tournament.Croatia's Josip Pivaric prepares to chest the ball during the team's 1-0 win against Iceland on Tuesday. Croatia is 3-0 so far in the tournament. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupCroatia’s Josip Pivaric prepares to chest the ball during the team’s 1-0 win against Iceland on Tuesday. Croatia is 3-0 so far in the tournament.Hide Caption 24 of 120Croatia supporters kiss ahead of the match against Iceland.Croatia supporters kiss ahead of the match against Iceland. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupCroatia supporters kiss ahead of the match against Iceland.Hide Caption 25 of 120Danish players acknowledge fans after their scoreless draw with France on Tuesday. Both teams advanced to the knockout stage.Danish players acknowledge fans after their scoreless draw with France on Tuesday. Both teams advanced to the knockout stage. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupDanish players acknowledge fans after their scoreless draw with France on Tuesday. Both teams advanced to the knockout stage.Hide Caption 26 of 120Denmark's Martin Braithwaite, left, is tracked by France's N'Golo Kante, center,  and Presnel Kimpembe.Denmark's Martin Braithwaite, left, is tracked by France's N'Golo Kante, center,  and Presnel Kimpembe. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupDenmark’s Martin Braithwaite, left, is tracked by France’s N’Golo Kante, center, and Presnel Kimpembe.Hide Caption 27 of 120Australian player Mark Milligan is joined by his children after a 2-0 loss to Peru on Tuesday.Australian player Mark Milligan is joined by his children after a 2-0 loss to Peru on Tuesday. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupAustralian player Mark Milligan is joined by his children after a 2-0 loss to Peru on Tuesday.Hide Caption 28 of 120Milligan stretches to clear a cross.Milligan stretches to clear a cross. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupMilligan stretches to clear a cross.Hide Caption 29 of 120Aaron Mooy tugs on the jersey of Peru's Paolo Guerrero.Aaron Mooy tugs on the jersey of Peru's Paolo Guerrero. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupAaron Mooy tugs on the jersey of Peru’s Paolo Guerrero.Hide Caption 30 of 120Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma, left, is embraced by Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring against Iran on Monday, June 25. Iran scored late to tie the match, but the 1-1 result was enough to see Portugal into the next round.Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma, left, is embraced by Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring against Iran on Monday, June 25. Iran scored late to tie the match, but the 1-1 result was enough to see Portugal into the next round. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupPortugal’s Ricardo Quaresma, left, is embraced by Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring against Iran on Monday, June 25. Iran scored late to tie the match, but the 1-1 result was enough to see Portugal into the next round.Hide Caption 31 of 120An Iran fan enjoys the pre-match atmosphere.An Iran fan enjoys the pre-match atmosphere. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupAn Iran fan enjoys the pre-match atmosphere.Hide Caption 32 of 120Iranian forward Sardar Azmoun shields the ball from Portuguese defender Jose Fonte.Iranian forward Sardar Azmoun shields the ball from Portuguese defender Jose Fonte. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupIranian forward Sardar Azmoun shields the ball from Portuguese defender Jose Fonte.Hide Caption 33 of 120Moroccan goalkeeper Munir catches the ball against Spain.Moroccan goalkeeper Munir catches the ball against Spain. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupMoroccan goalkeeper Munir catches the ball against Spain.Hide Caption 34 of 120Egyptian star Mohamed Salah reacts after Saudi Arabia's winning goal in second-half stoppage time on Monday. Egypt lost all three of its matches at this World Cup.Egyptian star Mohamed Salah reacts after Saudi Arabia's winning goal in second-half stoppage time on Monday. Egypt lost all three of its matches at this World Cup. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupEgyptian star Mohamed Salah reacts after Saudi Arabia’s winning goal in second-half stoppage time on Monday. Egypt lost all three of its matches at this World Cup.Hide Caption 35 of 120Salem Al-Dawsari celebrates with a flip after scoring the match-winning goal against Egypt.Salem Al-Dawsari celebrates with a flip after scoring the match-winning goal against Egypt. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupSalem Al-Dawsari celebrates with a flip after scoring the match-winning goal against Egypt.Hide Caption 36 of 120Russia's Artem Dzyuba, in white, competes with Uruguay's Sebastian Coates during Uruguay's 3-0 victory on Monday. Uruguay won all three of its matches in the group stage. This was Russia's first loss.Russia's Artem Dzyuba, in white, competes with Uruguay's Sebastian Coates during Uruguay's 3-0 victory on Monday. Uruguay won all three of its matches in the group stage. This was Russia's first loss. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupRussia’s Artem Dzyuba, in white, competes with Uruguay’s Sebastian Coates during Uruguay’s 3-0 victory on Monday. Uruguay won all three of its matches in the group stage. This was Russia’s first loss.Hide Caption 37 of 120A Uruguay fan, right, poses with a Russia fan before the match.A Uruguay fan, right, poses with a Russia fan before the match. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupA Uruguay fan, right, poses with a Russia fan before the match.Hide Caption 38 of 120Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez, left, reacts after the second goal deflected past Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev. Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez, left, reacts after the second goal deflected past Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupUruguayan forward Luis Suarez, left, reacts after the second goal deflected past Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev. Hide Caption 39 of 120Colombian forward Falcao celebrates after scoring against Poland on Sunday, June 24. Colombia won 3-0.Colombian forward Falcao celebrates after scoring against Poland on Sunday, June 24. Colombia won 3-0. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupColombian forward Falcao celebrates after scoring against Poland on Sunday, June 24. Colombia won 3-0.Hide Caption 40 of 120Colombian defender Yerry Mina opened the scoring with a header in the first half.Colombian defender Yerry Mina opened the scoring with a header in the first half. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupColombian defender Yerry Mina opened the scoring with a header in the first half.Hide Caption 41 of 120A Colombia fan before the Poland match.A Colombia fan before the Poland match. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupA Colombia fan before the Poland match.Hide Caption 42 of 120Senegalese players huddle up before the second half of their match against Japan on Sunday. The two teams tied 2-2.Senegalese players huddle up before the second half of their match against Japan on Sunday. The two teams tied 2-2. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupSenegalese players huddle up before the second half of their match against Japan on Sunday. The two teams tied 2-2.Hide Caption 43 of 120A shot of the crowd at the Ekaterinburg  Arena during the Japan-Senegal match.A shot of the crowd at the Ekaterinburg  Arena during the Japan-Senegal match. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupA shot of the crowd at the Ekaterinburg Arena during the Japan-Senegal match.Hide Caption 44 of 120English striker Harry Kane celebrates after scoring a penalty in the 6-1 rout of Panama on Sunday. Kane finished with a hat trick.English striker Harry Kane celebrates after scoring a penalty in the 6-1 rout of Panama on Sunday. Kane finished with a hat trick. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupEnglish striker Harry Kane celebrates after scoring a penalty in the 6-1 rout of Panama on Sunday. Kane finished with a hat trick.Hide Caption 45 of 120Panama players gather after their defeat. Panama players gather after their defeat. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupPanama players gather after their defeat. Hide Caption 46 of 120German players celebrate after Toni Kroos scored on a late free kick to stun Sweden 2-1 on Saturday, June 23.German players celebrate after Toni Kroos scored on a late free kick to stun Sweden 2-1 on Saturday, June 23. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupGerman players celebrate after Toni Kroos scored on a late free kick to stun Sweden 2-1 on Saturday, June 23.Hide Caption 47 of 120South Korea's Ki Sung-yueng, right, argues with Mexico's Edson Alvarez as Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa lies on the ground on Saturday. Mexico won 2-1 to clinch a spot in the next round.South Korea's Ki Sung-yueng, right, argues with Mexico's Edson Alvarez as Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa lies on the ground on Saturday. Mexico won 2-1 to clinch a spot in the next round. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupSouth Korea’s Ki Sung-yueng, right, argues with Mexico’s Edson Alvarez as Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa lies on the ground on Saturday. Mexico won 2-1 to clinch a spot in the next round.Hide Caption 48 of 120South Korea's Lee Yong, left, duels for the ball with Mexico's Hirving Lozano.South Korea's Lee Yong, left, duels for the ball with Mexico's Hirving Lozano. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupSouth Korea’s Lee Yong, left, duels for the ball with Mexico’s Hirving Lozano.Hide Caption 49 of 120A Mexico fan waits for the start of the match against South Korea.A Mexico fan waits for the start of the match against South Korea. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupA Mexico fan waits for the start of the match against South Korea.Hide Caption 50 of 120Belgium's Romelu Lukaku scores against Tunisia on Saturday, June 23. He had a pair of goals in the match, which Belgium won 5-2.Belgium's Romelu Lukaku scores against Tunisia on Saturday, June 23. He had a pair of goals in the match, which Belgium won 5-2. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupBelgium’s Romelu Lukaku scores against Tunisia on Saturday, June 23. He had a pair of goals in the match, which Belgium won 5-2.Hide Caption 51 of 120Captain Eden Hazard also scored two for Belgium.Captain Eden Hazard also scored two for Belgium. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupCaptain Eden Hazard also scored two for Belgium.Hide Caption 52 of 120Players watch the ball during the Belgium-Tunisia match.Players watch the ball during the Belgium-Tunisia match. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupPlayers watch the ball during the Belgium-Tunisia match.Hide Caption 53 of 120Belgium's Jan Vertonghen, left, challenges Tunisia's Wahbi Khazri.Belgium's Jan Vertonghen, left, challenges Tunisia's Wahbi Khazri. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupBelgium’s Jan Vertonghen, left, challenges Tunisia’s Wahbi Khazri.Hide Caption 54 of 120Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates after scoring the winning goal against Serbia on Friday, June 22. Switzerland won 2-1.Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates after scoring the winning goal against Serbia on Friday, June 22. Switzerland won 2-1. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupSwiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates after scoring the winning goal against Serbia on Friday, June 22. Switzerland won 2-1.Hide Caption 55 of 120Swiss players defend Serbia's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.Swiss players defend Serbia's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupSwiss players defend Serbia’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.Hide Caption 56 of 120Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer catches the ball over Milinkovic-Savic.Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer catches the ball over Milinkovic-Savic. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupSwiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer catches the ball over Milinkovic-Savic.Hide Caption 57 of 120Nigerian midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo kicks the ball during the 2-0 victory over Iceland on Friday.Nigerian midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo kicks the ball during the 2-0 victory over Iceland on Friday. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupNigerian midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo kicks the ball during the 2-0 victory over Iceland on Friday.Hide Caption 58 of 120Ahmed Musa celebrates after scoring his second goal of the match against Iceland.Ahmed Musa celebrates after scoring his second goal of the match against Iceland. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupAhmed Musa celebrates after scoring his second goal of the match against Iceland.Hide Caption 59 of 120Iceland fans perform their famous viking clap.Iceland fans perform their famous viking clap. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupIceland fans perform their famous viking clap.Hide Caption 60 of 120Neymar celebrates his last-second goal that finished off Brazil's 2-0 victory over Costa Rica on Friday.Neymar celebrates his last-second goal that finished off Brazil's 2-0 victory over Costa Rica on Friday. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupNeymar celebrates his last-second goal that finished off Brazil’s 2-0 victory over Costa Rica on Friday.Hide Caption 61 of 120Neymar taps in his goal late in the match.Neymar taps in his goal late in the match. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupNeymar taps in his goal late in the match.Hide Caption 62 of 120Croatian players celebrate the second goal in their 3-0 victory over Argentina on June 21. The victory clinched them a spot in the knockout stage.Croatian players celebrate the second goal in their 3-0 victory over Argentina on June 21. The victory clinched them a spot in the knockout stage. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupCroatian players celebrate the second goal in their 3-0 victory over Argentina on June 21. The victory clinched them a spot in the knockout stage.Hide Caption 63 of 120Croatia's Luka Modric is tackled by Argentina's Nicolas Tagliafico.Croatia's Luka Modric is tackled by Argentina's Nicolas Tagliafico. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupCroatia’s Luka Modric is tackled by Argentina’s Nicolas Tagliafico.Hide Caption 64 of 120Willy Caballero is dejected after his flubbed clearance gifted Croatia its first goal.Willy Caballero is dejected after his flubbed clearance gifted Croatia its first goal. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupWilly Caballero is dejected after his flubbed clearance gifted Croatia its first goal.Hide Caption 65 of 120France's Kylian Mbappe, right, celebrates with teammate Antoine Griezmann after scoring against Peru on June 21. It was the only goal of the match.France's Kylian Mbappe, right, celebrates with teammate Antoine Griezmann after scoring against Peru on June 21. It was the only goal of the match. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupFrance’s Kylian Mbappe, right, celebrates with teammate Antoine Griezmann after scoring against Peru on June 21. It was the only goal of the match.Hide Caption 66 of 120Peru's Andre Carrillo is challenged by French players Paul Pogba, left, and N'Golo Kante.Peru's Andre Carrillo is challenged by French players Paul Pogba, left, and N'Golo Kante. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupPeru’s Andre Carrillo is challenged by French players Paul Pogba, left, and N’Golo Kante.Hide Caption 67 of 120A Peruvian supporter waits for the start of the match.A Peruvian supporter waits for the start of the match. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupA Peruvian supporter waits for the start of the match.Hide Caption 68 of 120Australia's Robbie Kruse, foreground, and Denmark's Henrik Dalsgaard go for a header during the teams' 1-1 draw on June 21.Australia's Robbie Kruse, foreground, and Denmark's Henrik Dalsgaard go for a header during the teams' 1-1 draw on June 21. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupAustralia’s Robbie Kruse, foreground, and Denmark’s Henrik Dalsgaard go for a header during the teams’ 1-1 draw on June 21.Hide Caption 69 of 120Australia's Joshua Risdon jumps over Thomas Delaney.Australia's Joshua Risdon jumps over Thomas Delaney. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupAustralia’s Joshua Risdon jumps over Thomas Delaney.Hide Caption 70 of 120Spain's Diego Costa, right, celebrates with teammate Isco after scoring against Iran on June 20. Spain won 1-0.Spain's Diego Costa, right, celebrates with teammate Isco after scoring against Iran on June 20. Spain won 1-0. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupSpain’s Diego Costa, right, celebrates with teammate Isco after scoring against Iran on June 20. Spain won 1-0.Hide Caption 71 of 120A fan has his face painted with the colors of the Spanish flag on June 20.A fan has his face painted with the colors of the Spanish flag on June 20. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupA fan has his face painted with the colors of the Spanish flag on June 20.Hide Caption 72 of 120Referee Andres Cunha speaks with Iranian midfielder Ehsan Hajsafi during the match.Referee Andres Cunha speaks with Iranian midfielder Ehsan Hajsafi during the match. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupReferee Andres Cunha speaks with Iranian midfielder Ehsan Hajsafi during the match.Hide Caption 73 of 120Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal in Portugal's 1-0 win over Morocco on June 20. It was his tournament-leading fourth goal.Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal in Portugal's 1-0 win over Morocco on June 20. It was his tournament-leading fourth goal. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupCristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal in Portugal’s 1-0 win over Morocco on June 20. It was his tournament-leading fourth goal.Hide Caption 74 of 120Uruguay fans cheer outside the stadium before the match with Saudi Arabia on June 20.Uruguay fans cheer outside the stadium before the match with Saudi Arabia on June 20. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupUruguay fans cheer outside the stadium before the match with Saudi Arabia on June 20.Hide Caption 75 of 120Saudi Arabia's Fahad Al-Muwallad, left, challenges Uruguay's Diego Godin.Saudi Arabia's Fahad Al-Muwallad, left, challenges Uruguay's Diego Godin. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupSaudi Arabia’s Fahad Al-Muwallad, left, challenges Uruguay’s Diego Godin.Hide Caption 76 of 120Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring for Uruguay in the 23rd minute. It was the only goal of the match, and the final result meant Uruguay and Russia would both advance to the tournament's knockout stage.Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring for Uruguay in the 23rd minute. It was the only goal of the match, and the final result meant Uruguay and Russia would both advance to the tournament's knockout stage. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupLuis Suarez celebrates after scoring for Uruguay in the 23rd minute. It was the only goal of the match, and the final result meant Uruguay and Russia would both advance to the tournament’s knockout stage.Hide Caption 77 of 120Mohamed Salah kisses the ball before scoring a penalty for Egypt on June 19. Russia won, however, by a final score of 3-1.Mohamed Salah kisses the ball before scoring a penalty for Egypt on June 19. Russia won, however, by a final score of 3-1. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupMohamed Salah kisses the ball before scoring a penalty for Egypt on June 19. Russia won, however, by a final score of 3-1.Hide Caption 78 of 120Egypt's Tarek Hamed, left, and Russia's Aleksandr Golovin compete for the ball.Egypt's Tarek Hamed, left, and Russia's Aleksandr Golovin compete for the ball. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupEgypt’s Tarek Hamed, left, and Russia’s Aleksandr Golovin compete for the ball.Hide Caption 79 of 120Russia's first goal came when the ball deflected off Egypt's Ahmed Fathi.Russia's first goal came when the ball deflected off Egypt's Ahmed Fathi. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupRussia’s first goal came when the ball deflected off Egypt’s Ahmed Fathi.Hide Caption 80 of 120Members of the Senegal team celebrate after defeating Poland 2-1 in their match on June 19.Members of the Senegal team celebrate after defeating Poland 2-1 in their match on June 19. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupMembers of the Senegal team celebrate after defeating Poland 2-1 in their match on June 19.Hide Caption 81 of 120Japanese defender Gen Shoji climbs over Colombia's Radamel Falcao to win a header in their World Cup opener on June 19. Japan won the match 2-1.Japanese defender Gen Shoji climbs over Colombia's Radamel Falcao to win a header in their World Cup opener on June 19. Japan won the match 2-1. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupJapanese defender Gen Shoji climbs over Colombia’s Radamel Falcao to win a header in their World Cup opener on June 19. Japan won the match 2-1.Hide Caption 82 of 120The referee shows a red card to Colombia's Carlos Sanchez in the third minute. Sanchez was deemed to have deliberately handled the ball in the box.The referee shows a red card to Colombia's Carlos Sanchez in the third minute. Sanchez was deemed to have deliberately handled the ball in the box. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupThe referee shows a red card to Colombia’s Carlos Sanchez in the third minute. Sanchez was deemed to have deliberately handled the ball in the box.Hide Caption 83 of 120English players celebrate Harry Kane's first goal in the 2-1 win over Tunisia on June 18. Kane later added the winner in second-half stoppage time.English players celebrate Harry Kane's first goal in the 2-1 win over Tunisia on June 18. Kane later added the winner in second-half stoppage time. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupEnglish players celebrate Harry Kane’s first goal in the 2-1 win over Tunisia on June 18. Kane later added the winner in second-half stoppage time.Hide Caption 84 of 120A Tunisia fan shows his dejection after the final whistle.A Tunisia fan shows his dejection after the final whistle. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupA Tunisia fan shows his dejection after the final whistle.Hide Caption 85 of 120Belgium's Dries Mertens, right, competes for the ball with Panama's Jose Luis Rodriguez during their World Cup opener on June 18. Mertens scored a goal in Belgium's 3-0 victory.Belgium's Dries Mertens, right, competes for the ball with Panama's Jose Luis Rodriguez during their World Cup opener on June 18. Mertens scored a goal in Belgium's 3-0 victory. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupBelgium’s Dries Mertens, right, competes for the ball with Panama’s Jose Luis Rodriguez during their World Cup opener on June 18. Mertens scored a goal in Belgium’s 3-0 victory.Hide Caption 86 of 120Panamanian forward Gabriel Torres controls the ball during the match against Belgium.Panamanian forward Gabriel Torres controls the ball during the match against Belgium. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupPanamanian forward Gabriel Torres controls the ball during the match against Belgium.Hide Caption 87 of 120Sweden's Pontus Jansson, top left, and South Korea's Ki Sung-yueng try to head the ball during Sweden's 1-0 victory on June 18.Sweden's Pontus Jansson, top left, and South Korea's Ki Sung-yueng try to head the ball during Sweden's 1-0 victory on June 18. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupSweden’s Pontus Jansson, top left, and South Korea’s Ki Sung-yueng try to head the ball during Sweden’s 1-0 victory on June 18.Hide Caption 88 of 120Switzerland's Steven Zuber celebrates after scoring a goal against Brazil on June 17. The two teams tied 1-1.Switzerland's Steven Zuber celebrates after scoring a goal against Brazil on June 17. The two teams tied 1-1. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupSwitzerland’s Steven Zuber celebrates after scoring a goal against Brazil on June 17. The two teams tied 1-1.Hide Caption 89 of 120Brazil's Philippe Coutinho and Switzerland's Breel Embolo compete for the ball.Brazil's Philippe Coutinho and Switzerland's Breel Embolo compete for the ball. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupBrazil’s Philippe Coutinho and Switzerland’s Breel Embolo compete for the ball.Hide Caption 90 of 120Brazilian star Neymar recently came back from a foot injury.Brazilian star Neymar recently came back from a foot injury. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupBrazilian star Neymar recently came back from a foot injury.Hide Caption 91 of 120Mexico's Hirving Lozano, left, celebrates with Jesus Gallardo after scoring the only goal in the upset victory over Germany on June 17. Germany won the World Cup in 2014.Mexico's Hirving Lozano, left, celebrates with Jesus Gallardo after scoring the only goal in the upset victory over Germany on June 17. Germany won the World Cup in 2014. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupMexico’s Hirving Lozano, left, celebrates with Jesus Gallardo after scoring the only goal in the upset victory over Germany on June 17. Germany won the World Cup in 2014.Hide Caption 92 of 120Fans wave German flags before facing off with Mexico.Fans wave German flags before facing off with Mexico. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupFans wave German flags before facing off with Mexico.Hide Caption 93 of 120Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa makes a late save against Mario Gomez.Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa makes a late save against Mario Gomez. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupMexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa makes a late save against Mario Gomez.Hide Caption 94 of 120Marcos Ureña runs onto the pitch during Costa Rica's opening match against Serbia on June 17. Serbia won 1-0.Marcos Ureña runs onto the pitch during Costa Rica's opening match against Serbia on June 17. Serbia won 1-0. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupMarcos Ureña runs onto the pitch during Costa Rica’s opening match against Serbia on June 17. Serbia won 1-0.Hide Caption 95 of 120Croatian players celebrate after Luka Modric scored the second goal of their 2-0 win against Nigeria on June 16.Croatian players celebrate after Luka Modric scored the second goal of their 2-0 win against Nigeria on June 16. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupCroatian players celebrate after Luka Modric scored the second goal of their 2-0 win against Nigeria on June 16.Hide Caption 96 of 120Nigerian captain John Obi Mikel runs with the ball during the Croatia match.Nigerian captain John Obi Mikel runs with the ball during the Croatia match. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupNigerian captain John Obi Mikel runs with the ball during the Croatia match.Hide Caption 97 of 120Denmark's Yussuf Poulsen reacts after he scored a goal against Peru on June 16. It turned out to be the only goal in the match.Denmark's Yussuf Poulsen reacts after he scored a goal against Peru on June 16. It turned out to be the only goal in the match. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupDenmark’s Yussuf Poulsen reacts after he scored a goal against Peru on June 16. It turned out to be the only goal in the match.Hide Caption 98 of 120Peru's Luis Advincula, left, and Denmark's Martin Braithwaite fight for the ball.Peru's Luis Advincula, left, and Denmark's Martin Braithwaite fight for the ball. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupPeru’s Luis Advincula, left, and Denmark’s Martin Braithwaite fight for the ball.Hide Caption 99 of 120Argentina star Lionel Messi appears downcast at the end of a 1-1 draw with Iceland on June 16. Messi missed a penalty in the match.Argentina star Lionel Messi appears downcast at the end of a 1-1 draw with Iceland on June 16. Messi missed a penalty in the match. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupArgentina star Lionel Messi appears downcast at the end of a 1-1 draw with Iceland on June 16. Messi missed a penalty in the match.Hide Caption 100 of 120Messi and Iceland's Hordur Magnusson struggle for the ball.Messi and Iceland's Hordur Magnusson struggle for the ball. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupMessi and Iceland’s Hordur Magnusson struggle for the ball.Hide Caption 101 of 120Fans of France share a kiss before the team's opening match with Australia on June 16.Fans of France share a kiss before the team's opening match with Australia on June 16. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupFans of France share a kiss before the team’s opening match with Australia on June 16.Hide Caption 102 of 120French midfielder Paul Pogba keeps his eye on the ball against Australia. His shot deflected off an Australian for the match-winning goal.French midfielder Paul Pogba keeps his eye on the ball against Australia. His shot deflected off an Australian for the match-winning goal. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupFrench midfielder Paul Pogba keeps his eye on the ball against Australia. His shot deflected off an Australian for the match-winning goal.Hide Caption 103 of 120Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his first-half penalty against Spain on June 15. He added two more goals in the 3-3 draw.Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his first-half penalty against Spain on June 15. He added two more goals in the 3-3 draw. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupPortugal star Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his first-half penalty against Spain on June 15. He added two more goals in the 3-3 draw.Hide Caption 104 of 120Spanish defender Nacho, left, competes for a header with Portugal's Bruno Fernandes. Nacho conceded the early penalty to Ronaldo but responded with a second-half goal.Spanish defender Nacho, left, competes for a header with Portugal's Bruno Fernandes. Nacho conceded the early penalty to Ronaldo but responded with a second-half goal. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupSpanish defender Nacho, left, competes for a header with Portugal’s Bruno Fernandes. Nacho conceded the early penalty to Ronaldo but responded with a second-half goal.Hide Caption 105 of 120Fernando Hierro was making his debut as Spain's manager. The former captain took over two days ago when <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/13/sport/julen-lopetegui-real-madrid-spain-world-cup-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">Spain fired Julen Lopetegui.</a>Fernando Hierro was making his debut as Spain's manager. The former captain took over two days ago when <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/13/sport/julen-lopetegui-real-madrid-spain-world-cup-spt-intl/index.html" target="_blank">Spain fired Julen Lopetegui.</a> Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupFernando Hierro was making his debut as Spain’s manager. The former captain took over two days ago when Spain fired Julen Lopetegui.Hide Caption 106 of 120Portuguese defender Raphael Guerreiro controls the ball in the match against Spain.Portuguese defender Raphael Guerreiro controls the ball in the match against Spain. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupPortuguese defender Raphael Guerreiro controls the ball in the match against Spain.Hide Caption 107 of 120Morocco's Aziz Bouhaddouz lies on the ground after heading the ball into his own net late in stoppage time on June 15. The whistle was blown just a few moments later, and Iran won 1-0.Morocco's Aziz Bouhaddouz lies on the ground after heading the ball into his own net late in stoppage time on June 15. The whistle was blown just a few moments later, and Iran won 1-0. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupMorocco’s Aziz Bouhaddouz lies on the ground after heading the ball into his own net late in stoppage time on June 15. The whistle was blown just a few moments later, and Iran won 1-0.Hide Caption 108 of 120Iran's Alireza Jahanbakhsh grimaces in pain in front of Morocco's Romain Saiss.Iran's Alireza Jahanbakhsh grimaces in pain in front of Morocco's Romain Saiss. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupIran’s Alireza Jahanbakhsh grimaces in pain in front of Morocco’s Romain Saiss.Hide Caption 109 of 120Uruguay's Luis Suarez, left, and Egypt's Sam Morsy battle for the ball on June 15. Uruguay won 1-0.Uruguay's Luis Suarez, left, and Egypt's Sam Morsy battle for the ball on June 15. Uruguay won 1-0. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupUruguay’s Luis Suarez, left, and Egypt’s Sam Morsy battle for the ball on June 15. Uruguay won 1-0.Hide Caption 110 of 120Fans watch the Egypt-Uruguay match from temporary seats set up at the Ekaterinburg Arena. The seats had to be installed to meet FIFA's minimum-seating requirement.Fans watch the Egypt-Uruguay match from temporary seats set up at the Ekaterinburg Arena. The seats had to be installed to meet FIFA's minimum-seating requirement. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupFans watch the Egypt-Uruguay match from temporary seats set up at the Ekaterinburg Arena. The seats had to be installed to meet FIFA’s minimum-seating requirement.Hide Caption 111 of 120Egyptian midfielder Abdallah Said heads the ball during the match against Uruguay.Egyptian midfielder Abdallah Said heads the ball during the match against Uruguay. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupEgyptian midfielder Abdallah Said heads the ball during the match against Uruguay.Hide Caption 112 of 120Fedor Smolov fights off two Saudi defenders during the tournament opener, which Russia won 3-0 on June 14. Russia and Saudi Arabia came into the match as the lowest-ranked teams in the tournament.Fedor Smolov fights off two Saudi defenders during the tournament opener, which Russia won 3-0 on June 14. Russia and Saudi Arabia came into the match as the lowest-ranked teams in the tournament. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupFedor Smolov fights off two Saudi defenders during the tournament opener, which Russia won 3-0 on June 14. Russia and Saudi Arabia came into the match as the lowest-ranked teams in the tournament.Hide Caption 113 of 120Fans watching from Yekaterinburg, Russia, celebrate Russia's first goal.Fans watching from Yekaterinburg, Russia, celebrate Russia's first goal. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupFans watching from Yekaterinburg, Russia, celebrate Russia’s first goal.Hide Caption 114 of 120The ball flies past Saudi Arabian goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Mayouf for Russia's fourth goal.The ball flies past Saudi Arabian goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Mayouf for Russia's fourth goal. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupThe ball flies past Saudi Arabian goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Mayouf for Russia’s fourth goal.Hide Caption 115 of 120A fan wears body paint in Russia's colors before the opening match.A fan wears body paint in Russia's colors before the opening match. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupA fan wears body paint in Russia’s colors before the opening match.Hide Caption 116 of 120Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the crowd before kickoff at the Luzhniki Stadium.Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the crowd before kickoff at the Luzhniki Stadium. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupRussian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the crowd before kickoff at the Luzhniki Stadium.Hide Caption 117 of 120Performers take part in the tournament's opening ceremony.Performers take part in the tournament's opening ceremony. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupPerformers take part in the tournament’s opening ceremony.Hide Caption 118 of 120British pop star Robbie Williams headlined the opening ceremony.British pop star Robbie Williams headlined the opening ceremony. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupBritish pop star Robbie Williams headlined the opening ceremony.Hide Caption 119 of 120Russian soprano Aida Garifullina sings during the opening ceremony.Russian soprano Aida Garifullina sings during the opening ceremony. Photos: The best photos of the 2018 World CupRussian soprano Aida Garifullina sings during the opening ceremony.Hide Caption 120 of 12002 world cup 06281801 world cup 06281803 world cup 06281804 world cup 06281805 world cup 06281806 world cup 06281807 world cup 06281808 world cup 062818 RESTRICTED09 world cup 06281810 world cup 06281804 world cup 062718 RESTRICTED03 world cup 06271802 world cup 062718 RESTRICTED01 world cup 06271805 world cup 062718 RESTRICTED06 world cup 062718 RESTRICTED07 world cup 06271808 world cup 06271810 world cup 06271809 world cup 06271809 world cup 062618 RESTRICTED06 world cup 06261807 world cup 06261808 world cup 06261807 world cup 06261802 world cup 06261801 world cup 06261803 world cup 06261804 world cup 06261805 world cup 06261809 world cup 06251807 world cup 06251808 world cup 06251811 world cup 06251804 world cup 06251806 world cup 06251801 world cup 06251802 world cup 06251803 world cup 06251809 world cup 06241807 world cup 06241813 world cup 06241806 world cup 062418 RESTRICTED05 world cup 062418 RESTRICTED01 world cup 06241802 world cup 06241810 world cup 062318 RESTRICTED07 world cup 06231809 world cup 06231808 world cup 06231805 world cup 06231801 world cup 06231802 world cup 062318 RESTRICTED03 world cup 06231809 world cup 06221808 world cup 06221807 world cup 06221804 world cup 06221805 world cup 06221806 world cup 06221801 world cup 06221802 world cup 06221806 world cup 06211807 world cup 06211808 world cup 06211803 world cup 06211804 world cup 06211805 world cup 06211801 world cup 06211802 world cup 06211834 world cup 06201832 world cup 06201833 world cup 06201831 world cup 06201828 world cup 06201830 world cup 06201829 world cup 06201825 world cup 06191823 world cup 06191824 world cup 06191835 world cup 06201819 world cup 06191818 world cup 061918 RESTRICTED14 world cup 06181817 world cup 06181813 world cup 06181812 world cup 06181810 world cup 06181805 world cup 06181803 world cup 06181804 world cup 06181807 world cup 06181806 world cup 061718 RESTRICTED08 world cup 06181801 world cup 06171816 world cup 061618 RESTRICTED19 world cup 06161811 world cup 061618 RESTRICTED14 world cup 061618 RESTRICTED07 world cup 06161810 world cup 06161805 world cup 06161803 world cup 06161813b world cup 06151814 world cup 06151816 world cup 06151817 world cup 06151807 world cup 06151810 world cup 06151802 world cup 06151803 world cup 06151804 world cup 06151820 world cup 06141828 world cup 06141824 world cup 06141803 world cup 06141809 world cup 06141808 world cup 06141807 world cup 06141806 world cup 061418Batshuayi left red-facedIt was a stunning piece of individual skill from former Manchester United prospect Januzaj that broke the deadlock soon after the restart.Cutting inside onto his favored left foot, he feinted past Rose with a shimmy and curled a shot past Pickford into the top corner.While Januzaj’s goal was a thing of beauty, Batshuayi’s celebration in the aftermath of his teammate’s goal didn’t quite match the finesse of Belgium’s goalscorer.Picking the ball out of the back of the net, Batshuayi attempted a celebratory punt into the crowd, but only managed to hit the post with his volley cannoning back to hit him square in the face.

Michy Batshuayi provided the highlight of the game by far…#ENGBEL #BEL #worldcup #bbcworldcup pic.twitter.com/PKKpBKrpHq

— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) June 28, 2018 Falling behind proved the catalyst for England’s most attacking spell of the game.The Three Lions created their best chance of the game moments later, a fine, flowing move ended with Jamie Vardy threading a ball through to Marcus Rashford.With just Thibault Courtois standing between the forward and what looked a certain goal, the Chelsea goalkeeper somehow got fingertips to the shot to tip it around the post.READ: ‘They say he’s the greatest ever,’ says Donald Trump of Cristiano RonaldoIn Group G’s dead rubber, Tunisia’s second half comeback denied Panama an historic win at their first World Cup.Yassine Meriah’s own goal gave the Central American’s a first-half lead, before strikes from Fakhreddine Ben Youssef and Wahbi Khazri turned the tide to earn Tunisia their first points in Russia.Gianluca Costantini is famous in his native Italy for his satirical drawings. Here he depicts rival superstar footballers Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in advance of the Russia 2018 World Cup. Click or scroll for some of his other depictions of the the key moments of the tournament. Gianluca Costantini is famous in his native Italy for his satirical drawings. Here he depicts rival superstar footballers Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in advance of the Russia 2018 World Cup. Click or scroll for some of his other depictions of the the key moments of the tournament. Photos: Gianluca Costantini is famous in his native Italy for his satirical drawings. Here he depicts rival superstar footballers Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in advance of the Russia 2018 World Cup. Click or scroll for some of his other depictions of the the key moments of the tournament. Hide Caption 1 of 17Marcos Rojo's late goal gave Argentina a crucial 2-1 win over Nigeria and sent the South American side through to the last 16 of the World Cup at Russia 2018.Marcos Rojo's late goal gave Argentina a crucial 2-1 win over Nigeria and sent the South American side through to the last 16 of the World Cup at Russia 2018. Photos: Marcos Rojo’s late goal gave Argentina a crucial 2-1 win over Nigeria and sent the South American side through to the last 16 of the World Cup at Russia 2018.Hide Caption 2 of 17Iago Aspas' deft backheel ensured Spain grabbed a 2-2 draw against Morocco. It was initially ruled out for offside, only for Uzbekistani referee Ravshan Irmatov to award the goal following a VAR review. A point for Spain coupled with a late equalizer for Iran against Portugal meant La Roja topped Group B by virtue of goals scored. Iago Aspas' deft backheel ensured Spain grabbed a 2-2 draw against Morocco. It was initially ruled out for offside, only for Uzbekistani referee Ravshan Irmatov to award the goal following a VAR review. A point for Spain coupled with a late equalizer for Iran against Portugal meant La Roja topped Group B by virtue of goals scored. Photos: Iago Aspas’ deft backheel ensured Spain grabbed a 2-2 draw against Morocco. It was initially ruled out for offside, only for Uzbekistani referee Ravshan Irmatov to award the goal following a VAR review. A point for Spain coupled with a late equalizer for Iran against Portugal meant La Roja topped Group B by virtue of goals scored. Hide Caption 3 of 17Salem Al-Dawsar scored a late Saudi Arabia winner with the last kick of the game in a 2-1 victory over Egypt to give the Green Falcons their first World Cup victory since 1994.Salem Al-Dawsar scored a late Saudi Arabia winner with the last kick of the game in a 2-1 victory over Egypt to give the Green Falcons their first World Cup victory since 1994. Photos: Salem Al-Dawsar scored a late Saudi Arabia winner with the last kick of the game in a 2-1 victory over Egypt to give the Green Falcons their first World Cup victory since 1994.Hide Caption 4 of 17Toni Kroos' superb free-kick against Sweden delivered a last-gasp winner and brought the Germans the win they desperately needed in the most dramatic fashion to keep the defending champions' World Cup hopes alive.Toni Kroos' superb free-kick against Sweden delivered a last-gasp winner and brought the Germans the win they desperately needed in the most dramatic fashion to keep the defending champions' World Cup hopes alive. Photos: Toni Kroos’ superb free-kick against Sweden delivered a last-gasp winner and brought the Germans the win they desperately needed in the most dramatic fashion to keep the defending champions’ World Cup hopes alive.Hide Caption 5 of 17Romelu Lukaku is having an impressive World Cup. He scored two goals in Belgium's 3-0 win over Panama and grabbed another brace in the 5-2 over Tunisia.Romelu Lukaku is having an impressive World Cup. He scored two goals in Belgium's 3-0 win over Panama and grabbed another brace in the 5-2 over Tunisia. Photos: Romelu Lukaku is having an impressive World Cup. He scored two goals in Belgium’s 3-0 win over Panama and grabbed another brace in the 5-2 over Tunisia.Hide Caption 6 of 17Two delightful goals from the impressive Ahmed Musa secured Nigeria a first victory of the tournament and diminished Iceland's chances of making it into the last 16.Two delightful goals from the impressive Ahmed Musa secured Nigeria a first victory of the tournament and diminished Iceland's chances of making it into the last 16. Photos: Two delightful goals from the impressive Ahmed Musa secured Nigeria a first victory of the tournament and diminished Iceland’s chances of making it into the last 16.Hide Caption 7 of 17Philippe Coutinho scored one of the goals of the 2018 World Cup in Brazil's opening game against Switzerland with a superb curling shot. The match finished 1-1.Philippe Coutinho scored one of the goals of the 2018 World Cup in Brazil's opening game against Switzerland with a superb curling shot. The match finished 1-1. Photos: Philippe Coutinho scored one of the goals of the 2018 World Cup in Brazil’s opening game against Switzerland with a superb curling shot. The match finished 1-1.Hide Caption 8 of 17Barcelona striker Luis Suarez scored on his 100th international appearance in Uruguay's 1-0 win against Saudi Arabia. It was the 31-year-old's 52nd goal for his country and one of his simplest, side-footing into the net from six yards following a corner. Suarez also becomes the first Uruguayan to score at three World Cups.Barcelona striker Luis Suarez scored on his 100th international appearance in Uruguay's 1-0 win against Saudi Arabia. It was the 31-year-old's 52nd goal for his country and one of his simplest, side-footing into the net from six yards following a corner. Suarez also becomes the first Uruguayan to score at three World Cups. Photos: Barcelona striker Luis Suarez scored on his 100th international appearance in Uruguay’s 1-0 win against Saudi Arabia. It was the 31-year-old’s 52nd goal for his country and one of his simplest, side-footing into the net from six yards following a corner. Suarez also becomes the first Uruguayan to score at three World Cups.Hide Caption 9 of 17Mo Salah finally made his World Cup bow and scored a goal but the Egyptian could not save his country as the Pharaohs' hopes of progressing to the knockout stages of football's showpiece event were all but ended by a clinical Russia.<br />On a rainy night in St Petersburg, Russia recorded their second convincing win of the group stages with this 3-1 victory against an Egyptian side which had hoped that Salah's return from injury would kickstart their tournament.Mo Salah finally made his World Cup bow and scored a goal but the Egyptian could not save his country as the Pharaohs' hopes of progressing to the knockout stages of football's showpiece event were all but ended by a clinical Russia.<br />On a rainy night in St Petersburg, Russia recorded their second convincing win of the group stages with this 3-1 victory against an Egyptian side which had hoped that Salah's return from injury would kickstart their tournament. Photos: Mo Salah finally made his World Cup bow and scored a goal but the Egyptian could not save his country as the Pharaohs’ hopes of progressing to the knockout stages of football’s showpiece event were all but ended by a clinical Russia.On a rainy night in St Petersburg, Russia recorded their second convincing win of the group stages with this 3-1 victory against an Egyptian side which had hoped that Salah’s return from injury would kickstart their tournament.Hide Caption 10 of 17Lionel Messi missed a second-half penalty in Argentina's opening World Cup game -- the 0-0 draw against Iceland.Lionel Messi missed a second-half penalty in Argentina's opening World Cup game -- the 0-0 draw against Iceland. Photos: Lionel Messi missed a second-half penalty in Argentina’s opening World Cup game — the 0-0 draw against Iceland.Hide Caption 11 of 17Cristiano Ronaldo had a barnstorming start to the 2018 World Cup scoring a hattrick in the 3-3 draw against Spain. His third goal was a stunning free-kick in the closing minutes that ensured Portugal secured a point from the game.Cristiano Ronaldo had a barnstorming start to the 2018 World Cup scoring a hattrick in the 3-3 draw against Spain. His third goal was a stunning free-kick in the closing minutes that ensured Portugal secured a point from the game. Photos: Cristiano Ronaldo had a barnstorming start to the 2018 World Cup scoring a hattrick in the 3-3 draw against Spain. His third goal was a stunning free-kick in the closing minutes that ensured Portugal secured a point from the game.Hide Caption 12 of 17Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane scored his first goal at a World Cup finals in England's 2-1 win over Tunisia. After getting his first he then headed in England's winner.Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane scored his first goal at a World Cup finals in England's 2-1 win over Tunisia. After getting his first he then headed in England's winner. Photos: Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane scored his first goal at a World Cup finals in England’s 2-1 win over Tunisia. After getting his first he then headed in England’s winner.Hide Caption 13 of 17Hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia were pitted against each other in the World Cup's opening match on Thursday, June 14. Hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia were pitted against each other in the World Cup's opening match on Thursday, June 14. Photos: Hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia were pitted against each other in the World Cup’s opening match on Thursday, June 14. Hide Caption 14 of 17Uruguay's Luis Suarez has history in the World Cup -- the Barcelona forward will hope to avoid controversy in his third tournament, while 45-year-old Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary will be playing in his first. Uruguay's Luis Suarez has history in the World Cup -- the Barcelona forward will hope to avoid controversy in his third tournament, while 45-year-old Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary will be playing in his first. Photos: Uruguay’s Luis Suarez has history in the World Cup — the Barcelona forward will hope to avoid controversy in his third tournament, while 45-year-old Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary will be playing in his first. Hide Caption 15 of 17Argentina and Iceland faced off in the Group D opener on June 16 -- the so-called "Group of Death." Both Sergio "Kun" Aguero of Argentina and Iceland's Gylfi Sigurdsson suffered knee injuries prior to the World Cup.Argentina and Iceland faced off in the Group D opener on June 16 -- the so-called "Group of Death." Both Sergio "Kun" Aguero of Argentina and Iceland's Gylfi Sigurdsson suffered knee injuries prior to the World Cup. Photos: Argentina and Iceland faced off in the Group D opener on June 16 — the so-called “Group of Death.” Both Sergio “Kun” Aguero of Argentina and Iceland’s Gylfi Sigurdsson suffered knee injuries prior to the World Cup.Hide Caption 16 of 17The Group E match between Brazil and Switzerland ended up in a 1-1 draw.The Group E match between Brazil and Switzerland ended up in a 1-1 draw. Photos: The Group E match between Brazil and Switzerland ended up in a 1-1 draw.Hide Caption 17 of 17messi ronaldo teasemarcos rojoIago AspasSalem Al-DawsariToni KroosRomelu LukakuAhmed MusaCoutinho sketchSuarezsalah sketchmessi sketchronaldo sketchharry kane sketchrussia saudi arabia teasegianluca costantini Suarez vs. Al Hardry aguero Gianluca Costantini Neymar Shaqiri

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