England became the latest top seed to struggle in its opener when it needed a late goal from Kane to beat Tunisia, 2-1. Read the whole story
The striker, apparently unhappy about losing his starting job, was dropped after he refused to play, claiming his back hurt. Read the whole story
Telemundo's coverage earned a 4.3 overnight rating, the highest since the start of the World Cup, while FS1's coverage pulled a 3.2 rating. Read the whole story
Monday, June 18
Sweden 1 South Korea 0.
(Granqvist pen. 65. Att.: 42,300.)
Belgium 3 Panama 0.
(Martens 45, Lukaku 69, 75. Att.: 43,257)
England 2 Tunisia 1.
(Kane 11, 90+1; Sassi pen. 35. Att.: 41,064.)
Tuesday, June 19
Russia vs. Egypt, in St. Petersburg (2 pm ET, Fox, Telemundo)
Colombia vs. Japan, in Saransk (8 am ET, FS1, Telemundo)
Poland vs. Senegal, in Spartak Stadium, Moscow (11 am ET, Fox, Telemundo)
"We are quick to adapt, we know where to find space, we will undoubtedly be open."
-- Alfred Miniakhmetov, project coordinator for St. Petersburg's World Cup Diversity House, after the house intended to show off efforts to challenge racism and homophobia was shut out by its landlord 12 hours before its scheduled opening on Thursday. Indeed, the World Cup Diversity House found a new location. (Moscow Times)
Belgium's first goal in a 3-0 win over Panama came on a 17-yard volley by Napoli striker Dries Mertens. Read the whole story