Today a total of 3 matches were held of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018.The match wise highlights are appended below.

World Cup 2018: Day 4 – Matches – Summary & Highlights

FIFA World Cup 2018 – M12: Sweden Vs South Korea (1-0)

Highlights:

WC ’18 – Match 12: Sweden Vs South Korea

Result: 1 – 0

Goal Scorers:

  • Sweden: Andreas Granqvist 65′ (P)

Highlights:

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  • When it came to previous records, South Korea had lost 4 times against Sweden.
  • But, the South Koreans showed their intent to win by not letting Sweden score a single goal in the 1st half of this match.
  • Due to their lack of shots at Sweden’s goal post, South Korea also didn’t score and the score at the end of the 1st half was 0 – 0.
  • The 2nd half went underway, as both teams continued with their attacks in search for a goal.
  • Sweden got lucky as they were awarded a penalty. The Swedish captain Andreas Granqvist took the shot and scored at the 65th minute to put Sweden in front.

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  • Sweden were now in the lead. South Korea needed an equalizer but their lack of shots on target cost them the match as no goal was scored after this one.
  • And with this, South Korea lost their opening match of this World Cup.

FIFA World Cup 2018 – M13: Belgium Vs Panama (3-0)

Highlights:

WC ’18 – Match 13: Belgium Vs Panama

Result: 3 – 0

Goal Scorers:

  • Belgium: Dries Mertens 47′, Romelu Lukaku 69′,75′

Highlights:

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  • Belgium and Panama faced each other for the very first time in a World Cup match.
  • With Belgium the clear favorites to win this match, it was quite surprising to see how excellent Panama were looking in their defending skills.
  • So, much so that despite Belgium giving it all in the 1st half, no goals were struck by their attackers. And, the 1st half ended with the scores being 0 – 0.
  • But, scoring a goal was only a matter of time as in the 2nd half, Dries Mertens dipping volley put Belgium in the lead.

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  • Panama became restless and it became obvious as right after this goal 3 of their players got a yellow card from the referee.
  • Nevertheless, Belgium continued with their attacks and finally another goal was struck by Lukaku. The Belgium national converted an assist from De Bruyne and doubled his team’s lead.

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  • With only 15 minutes to go, Lukaku returned and tripled Belgium’s lead with an excellent header as Hazard completed yet another assist from his national team.

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  • In the dying minutes of this match, Panama looked to save face but, Belgium were equally impressive in their defending skills as the match ended with the final score being 3 – 0.
  • With this win, Belgium started their FIFA World Cup 2018 campaign with a win.


FIFA World Cup 2018 – M14: England Vs Tunisia 1-1

Highlights:

WC ’18 – Match 14: England Vs Tunisia

Result: 1 – 1

Goal Scorers:

  • England: Harry Kane 11’
  • Tunisia: Ferjani Sassi 35’ (P)

Highlights:

  • England’s started the match to keep their record intact of never losing against an African team in the World Cup.
  • An early goal was what England was looking for and it was provided to them by Tottenham’s Harry Kane who struck at the 11th
  • The English were now in the lead by 1 – 0. And, Tunisia were now in search for an equalizer.

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  • Tunisia’s good luck answered at the 33rd minute when England’s Kyle Walker was given a yellow card in the box.
  • This awarded Tunisia with a penalty which was taken and scored by Ferjani Sassi and the scoreboard was now level.

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  • No further goals were scored in the 1st half as it came to an end with the score being 1-1.
  • In the 2nd half, Tunisia’s defensive play was impressive to the point where England weren’t being allowed to score whatsoever.
  • The match was coming in its dying moments and this is where Harry Kane struck another goal with a brilliant header.

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  • This goal was more than enough to put English in the lead as they won the match by 2 – 1.

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