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Group G of the 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place from 18 to 28 June 2018.[1] The group consists of Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, and England. The top two teams will advance to the round of 16.[2]

Contents

TeamsEdit

Draw position Team Pot Confederation Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
October 2017[nb 1] June 2018
G1   Belgium 1 UEFA UEFA Group H winners 3 September 2017 13th 2014 Fourth place (1986) 5
G2   Panama 4 CONCACAF CONCACAF Fifth Round third place 10 October 2017 1st 49
G3   Tunisia 3 CAF CAF Third Round Group A winners 11 November 2017 5th 2006 Group stage (1978, 1998, 2002, 2006) 28
G4   England 2 UEFA UEFA Group F winners 5 October 2017 15th 2014 Winners (1966) 12
Notes
  1. The rankings of October 2017 were used for seeding for the final draw.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Belgium 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   England 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 6
3   Tunisia 3 1 0 2 5 8 −3 3
4   Panama 3 0 0 3 2 11 −9 0
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

In the round of 16:

  • The winners of Group G will advance to play the runners-up of Group H.
  • The runners-up of Group G will advance to play the winners of Group H.

MatchesEdit

All times listed are local time.[1]

Belgium vs PanamaEdit

18 June 2018 (2018-06-18)
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Belgium   3–0   Panama Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
Attendance: 43,257[3]
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Belgium[4]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Panama[4]
GK 1 Thibaut Courtois
CB 2 Toby Alderweireld
CB 20 Dedryck Boyata
CB 5 Jan Vertonghen   59'
RM 15 Thomas Meunier   14'
CM 7 Kevin De Bruyne   88'
CM 6 Axel Witsel   90'
LM 11 Yannick Carrasco   74'
RW 14 Dries Mertens   83'
LW 10 Eden Hazard (c)
CF 9 Romelu Lukaku
Substitutions:
MF 19 Mousa Dembélé   74'
MF 16 Thorgan Hazard   83'
MF 22 Nacer Chadli   90'
Manager:
  Roberto Martínez
 
GK 1 Jaime Penedo
RB 2 Michael Amir Murillo   51'
CB 5 Román Torres (c)
CB 4 Fidel Escobar
LB 15 Erick Davis   18'
DM 6 Gabriel Gómez
CM 11 Armando Cooper   49'
CM 20 Aníbal Godoy   57'
RW 8 Édgar Bárcenas   45+2'   63'
LW 21 José Luis Rodríguez   63'
CF 7 Blas Pérez   73'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Gabriel Torres   63'
FW 10 Ismael Díaz   63'
FW 18 Luis Tejada   73'
Manager:
  Hernán Darío Gómez

Man of the Match:
Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)[5]

Assistant referees:[4]
Jerson Dos Santos (Angola)
Zakhele Siwela (South Africa)
Fourth official:
Ryuji Sato (Japan)
Fifth official:
Toru Sagara (Japan)
Video assistant referee:
Bastian Dankert (Germany)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Felix Zwayer (Germany)
Sander van Roekel (Netherlands)
Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)

Tunisia vs EnglandEdit

18 June 2018 (2018-06-18)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Tunisia   1–2   England Volgograd Arena, Volgograd
Attendance: 41,064[6]
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)
Report
  • Kane   11'90+1'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tunisia[7]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England[7]
GK 22 Mouez Hassen   16'
RB 11 Dylan Bronn
CB 2 Syam Ben Youssef
CB 4 Yassine Meriah
LB 12 Ali Maâloul
CM 13 Ferjani Sassi
CM 17 Ellyes Skhiri
CM 9 Anice Badri
RF 8 Fakhreddine Ben Youssef
CF 10 Wahbi Khazri (c)   85'
LF 23 Naïm Sliti   74'
Substitutions:
GK 1 Farouk Ben Mustapha   16'
MF 14 Mohamed Amine Ben Amor   74'
FW 19 Saber Khalifa   85'
Manager:
Nabil Maâloul
 
GK 1 Jordan Pickford
CB 2 Kyle Walker   33'
CB 5 John Stones
CB 6 Harry Maguire
DM 8 Jordan Henderson
CM 20 Dele Alli   80'
CM 7 Jesse Lingard   90+3'
RM 12 Kieran Trippier
LM 18 Ashley Young
CF 10 Raheem Sterling   68'
CF 9 Harry Kane (c)
Substitutions:
FW 19 Marcus Rashford   68'
MF 21 Ruben Loftus-Cheek   80'
MF 4 Eric Dier   90+3'
Manager:
Gareth Southgate

Man of the Match:
Harry Kane (England)[8]

Assistant referees:[7]
Alexander Guzmán (Colombia)
Cristian de la Cruz (Colombia)
Fourth official:
Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica)
Fifth official:
Hiroshi Yamauchi (Japan)
Video assistant referee:
Sandro Ricci (Brazil)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Gery Vargas (Bolivia)
Emerson de Carvalho (Brazil)
Tiago Martins (Portugal)

Belgium vs TunisiaEdit

23 June 2018 (2018-06-23)
15:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Belgium   5–2   Tunisia Otkritie Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 44,190[9]
Referee: Jair Marrufo (United States)
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Belgium[10]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tunisia[10]
GK 1 Thibaut Courtois
CB 2 Toby Alderweireld
CB 20 Dedryck Boyata
CB 5 Jan Vertonghen
RM 15 Thomas Meunier
CM 7 Kevin De Bruyne
CM 6 Axel Witsel
LM 11 Yannick Carrasco
RF 14 Dries Mertens   86'
CF 9 Romelu Lukaku   59'
LF 10 Eden Hazard (c)   68'
Substitutions:
MF 8 Marouane Fellaini   59'
FW 21 Michy Batshuayi   68'
MF 17 Youri Tielemans   86'
Manager:
  Roberto Martínez
 
GK 1 Farouk Ben Mustapha
RB 11 Dylan Bronn   24'
CB 2 Syam Ben Youssef   41'
CB 4 Yassine Meriah
LB 12 Ali Maâloul
CM 7 Saîf-Eddine Khaoui
CM 17 Ellyes Skhiri
CM 13 Ferjani Sassi   14'   59'
RF 8 Fakhreddine Ben Youssef
CF 10 Wahbi Khazri (c)
LF 9 Anice Badri
Substitutions:
DF 21 Hamdi Nagguez   24'
DF 3 Yohan Benalouane   41'
FW 23 Naïm Sliti   59'
Manager:
Nabil Maâloul

Man of the Match:
Eden Hazard (Belgium)[11]

Assistant referees:[10]
Corey Rockwell (United States)
Juan Zumba (El Salvador)
Fourth official:
Andrés Cunha (Uruguay)
Fifth official:
Nicolás Tarán (Uruguay)
Video assistant referee:
Mark Geiger (United States)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Bastian Dankert (Germany)
Joe Fletcher (Canada)
Felix Zwayer (Germany)

England vs PanamaEdit

24 June 2018 (2018-06-24)
15:00 MSK (UTC+3)
England   6–1   Panama Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
Attendance: 43,319[12]
Referee: Gehad Grisha (Egypt)
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England[13]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Panama[13]
GK 1 Jordan Pickford
CB 2 Kyle Walker
CB 5 John Stones
CB 6 Harry Maguire
DM 8 Jordan Henderson
CM 21 Ruben Loftus-Cheek   24'
CM 7 Jesse Lingard   63'
RM 12 Kieran Trippier   70'
LM 18 Ashley Young
CF 10 Raheem Sterling
CF 9 Harry Kane (c)   63'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Jamie Vardy   63'
DF 17 Fabian Delph   63'
DF 3 Danny Rose   70'
Manager:
Gareth Southgate
 
GK 1 Jaime Penedo
RB 2 Michael Amir Murillo   72'
CB 5 Román Torres (c)
CB 4 Fidel Escobar   44'
LB 15 Erick Davis
DM 6 Gabriel Gómez   69'
CM 11 Armando Cooper   10'
CM 20 Aníbal Godoy   62'
RW 8 Édgar Bárcenas   69'
LW 21 José Luis Rodríguez
CF 7 Blas Pérez
Substitutions:
MF 19 Ricardo Ávila   62'
FW 16 Abdiel Arroyo   69'
DF 23 Felipe Baloy   69'
Manager:
  Hernán Darío Gómez

Man of the Match:
Harry Kane (England)[14]

Assistant referees:[13]
Redouane Achik (Morocco)
Waleed Ahmed (Sudan)
Fourth official:
Norbert Hauata (Tahiti)
Fifth official:
Bertrand Brial (New Caledonia)
Video assistant referee:
Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Paweł Gil (Poland)
Sander van Roekel (Netherlands)
Mark Geiger (United States)

England vs BelgiumEdit

28 June 2018 (2018-06-28)
20:00 KALT (UTC+2)
England   0–1   Belgium Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
Attendance: 33,973[15]
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England[16]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Belgium[16]
GK 1 Jordan Pickford
CB 16 Phil Jones
CB 5 John Stones   46'
CB 15 Gary Cahill
DM 4 Eric Dier (c)
CM 21 Ruben Loftus-Cheek
CM 17 Fabian Delph
RW 22 Trent Alexander-Arnold   79'
LW 3 Danny Rose
CF 19 Marcus Rashford
CF 11 Jamie Vardy
Substitutions:
DF 6 Harry Maguire   46'
FW 14 Danny Welbeck   79'
Manager:
Gareth Southgate
 
GK 1 Thibaut Courtois (c)
CB 23 Leander Dendoncker   33'
CB 20 Dedryck Boyata
CB 3 Thomas Vermaelen   74'
RM 22 Nacer Chadli
CM 8 Marouane Fellaini
CM 19 Mousa Dembélé
LM 16 Thorgan Hazard
RF 18 Adnan Januzaj   86'
CF 21 Michy Batshuayi
LF 17 Youri Tielemans   19'
Substitutions:
DF 4 Vincent Kompany   74'
FW 14 Dries Mertens   86'
Manager:
  Roberto Martínez

Man of the Match:
Adnan Januzaj (Belgium)[17]

Assistant referees:[16]
Jure Praprotnik (Slovenia)
Robert Vukan (Slovenia)
Fourth official:
Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed (United Arab Emirates)
Fifth official:
Mohamed Al Hammadi (United Arab Emirates)
Video assistant referee:
Artur Soares Dias (Portugal)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Paweł Gil (Poland)
Roberto Díaz Pérez (Spain)
Mauro Vigliano (Argentina)

Panama vs TunisiaEdit

28 June 2018 (2018-06-28)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Panama   1–2   Tunisia Mordovia Arena, Saransk
Attendance: 37,168[18]
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Panama[19]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tunisia[19]
GK 1 Jaime Penedo
RB 13 Adolfo Machado
CB 5 Román Torres (c)   56'
CB 4 Fidel Escobar
LB 17 Luis Ovalle
DM 6 Gabriel Gómez   80'
CM 20 Aníbal Godoy
CM 19 Ricardo Ávila   78'   81'
RW 8 Édgar Bárcenas
LW 21 José Luis Rodríguez
CF 9 Gabriel Torres   46'
Substitutions:
DF 3 Harold Cummings   46'
FW 18 Luis Tejada   90+6'   56'
FW 16 Abdiel Arroyo   81'
Manager:
  Hernán Darío Gómez
 
GK 16 Aymen Mathlouthi (c)
RB 21 Hamdi Nagguez
CB 6 Rami Bedoui
CB 4 Yassine Meriah
LB 5 Oussama Haddadi
CM 13 Ferjani Sassi   44'   46'
CM 17 Ellyes Skhiri
CM 20 Ghailene Chaalali   90+3'
RF 8 Fakhreddine Ben Youssef
CF 10 Wahbi Khazri   89'
LF 23 Naïm Sliti   77'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Anice Badri   71'   46'
MF 15 Ahmed Khalil   77'
MF 18 Bassem Srarfi   89'
Manager:
Nabil Maâloul

Man of the Match:
Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Tunisia)[20]

Assistant referees:[19]
Yaser Tulefat (Bahrain)
Taleb Al Maari (Qatar)
Fourth official:
Mehdi Abid Charef (Algeria)
Fifth official:
Hiroshi Yamauchi (Japan)
Video assistant referee:
Tiago Martins (Portugal)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Abdulrahman Al-Jassim (Qatar)
Marvin Torrentera (Mexico)
Sandro Ricci (Brazil)

ReferencesEdit

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  2. "Regulations – 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia" (PDF). FIFA.com.
  3. "Match report – Group G – Belgium-Panama" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 18 June 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Tactical Line-up – Group G – Belgium-Panama" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 18 June 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
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