World Cup Day 10 Review

Beware of England while Group H remains wide open. 

Group G

England 6 vs. 1 Panama

Panama were really poor and England lethal in a game which was finished in the first half itself. Stones opened the score in the 8th minute via a header and Kane added a second via a penalty in the 22nd minute after Panama had wrestled him down in the box. Lingard added a third in the 36th minute with a beautiful right footed shot into the top right corner. Stones scored his second and England’s fourth via another header, and another Penalty allowed Kane to add England’s fifth right before half time. Panama seemed to come out for the second half to deny anymore goals and almost accomplished the task but a shot by Loftus Cheek in the 62nd minute was deflected into the net by Kane to complete his hattrick and send England into raptures. Panama got the last laugh and Baloy scored a brilliant poachers goal in the 78th minute to give the Panama fans something to cheer about. England now lead Group G but have the same points and GD as Belgium which sets up them up for a mouthwatering final clash. Panama can hopefully build on their first goal by getting a point or more against Tunisia. 

Group H

Japan 2 vs. 2 Senegal

Group H leaders went head to head and nullified each other in what was a highly entertaining game. Mané opened the scoring in the 11th minute but Inui equalised in the 34th with a brilliant shot from his right foot. Senegal and Japan cancelled each other out in attack and defence and the teams showed why they were leading Group H. Wagué put Senegal in the lead in the 71st minute even though Japan had been showing all the attacking prowess as Osako missed a clear cut chance and Inui hit the post. Honda equalised for the Japanese in the 78th minute becoming their first player to score in three successive World Cups. Japan and Senegal continued to create chance but both teams settled for the draw. Japan and Senegal both lead Group H and a win or a draw could be enough for both teams to make it to the knockout stages. 

Poland 0 vs. 3 Colombia

Colombia dismantled Poland with Mina scoring the first goal via a header in the 40th minute and two great finished by Falcao and Cuadrado in the second half. Colombia and Poland both needed three points if they were to stand a chance for qualification and Colombia were up for the task. Poland now go into the last game with Japan only with their pride at stake while Japan will be fighting for a place in the next round. Colombia play Senegal in their final game and both teams can qualify with a win while a draw would be enough for Senegal but for Colombia it would come down to goal difference. 

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