RUSSIA — Just when the fans expected a lot from England, their game with Belgium turned out to be a disappointment. That and other upsetting group finales concluded the 2018 FIFA World Cup group stage. Here’s a quick recap of yesterday’s games:
ENGLAND LOSES TO BELGIUM IN DISGRACE
Belgium defeated England 1-0 in a game where they both initially showed no desire in winning. After a lackluster show in the first half, the Red Devils decided to give a good game in the second. And in the 51st minute, Adnan Januzaj shot a wonderful goal and gave Belgium victory.
Meanwhile, the England fans expected a lot from their team after they thrashed Panama last time with a 6-1 win. But in this game where they fight for the first place in Group G, Coach Gareth Southgate strangely benched the star players.
We don’t really know what these players have in mind or what the teams are planning but they surely disappointed a lot of fans.
Results: Belgium 1 – England 0
JAPAN ADVANCES TO LAST 16 DESPITE LOSS
Meanwhile, Japan will enter the last 16 even if Poland beat them with a shameful scoreline, 0-1. Japan’s Coach Akira Nishino made some unusual decisions in the game, especially when he did not let several of Japan’s scorers play. But with the Fair Play that favored the Samurai Blue, they will luckily enter the knockout stage.
Results: Poland 1 – Japan 0
YERRY MINA TAKEs Colombia TO FINALS
Thousands of Colombia fans celebrated as their team snatched victory that will take them to the round of 16. Both teams played intense, knowing that this game will determine their fate. But Colombia somehow faltered when James Rodriguez was kicked out of the game after an injury early in the first half. However, Yerry Mina saved them with his successful kick in the 74th minute.
Results: Colombia 1 – Senegal 0
Tunisia GOES HOME WITH VICTORY
The Eagles of Carthage only played for pride last night but they gave their fans a good game to end their World Cup journey. Panama scored early in the first half but gave an equalizer in the 51st minute. Although the Panamanians are definitely thirsty for a first win, Tunisia didn’t gave them a chance as they scored again securing their victory.
Results: Tunisia 2 – Panama 1
After watching them play in the group stage, what teams do you think will dominate in the last 16? Let us know in the comment below.