24/06/2018 England vs. Panama – FIFA World Cup 2018
The England team, on Sunday, secured their place in the next round of FIFA World Cup 2018, after brutally thrashing the Panama team with a 6-1 triumph.
Out of the 6 goals scored by England, 3 came from the foot of Harry Kane, which included two successfully converted penalties. The win for the English team also meant that Belgium would also advance to the next round with them.
Playing a FIFA World Cup for the first time, the Panama team were knocked out after the defeat in England vs. Panama game. Joining Panama will be the Tunisian team who also had a miserable World Cup 2018.
The game was one-sided since the start, as England started the match in the attack mode. Within the first half of the game, the score-line read 5-0, which made the result pretty clear.
The first goal for England came from a John Stones header, scoring off a corner, with not even 10 minutes in the match. Kane was next to take the score to 2-0 after he scored a penalty in the 22nd minute of the game.
Next to join the party was Lingard, who scored his only goal for the match in 36th minute, followed by another goal from Stones, taking the lead to 4-0 in the 40th minute. With the first half approaching the end, Kane scored another goal to his account, again off a successful penalty.
The second half started with the Panama team on the defense, and the next goal came in the 61st minute when Kane completed his hat-trick of goals with a deflection from a shot taken by Ruben Loftus Cheek.
Coming in as a substitute, Baloy was able to give the Panama fans something to cheer about with his consolation goal in the later stages of the match.
England team are known to choke in the big tournaments, and it will be a confidence booster for the team heading to the next stage of the World Cup 2018 with this win. It will be interesting to see the team’s performance in England vs. Belgium clash on 28 June, in yet another Group G match.
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