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

Teams

Draw position Team Pot Confederation Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
October 2017 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

Standings

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.

Matches

All times listed are local time.

Belgium vs Panama

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18 June 2018 (2018-06-18)
18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Belgium  3–0  Panama Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
Attendance: 43,257
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
Report

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Belgium
Panama
GK 1 Thibaut Courtois
CB 2 Toby Alderweireld
CB 20 Dedryck Boyata
CB 5 Jan Vertonghen Booked in the 59th minute 59'
RM 15 Thomas Meunier Booked in the 14th minute 14'
CM 7 Kevin De Bruyne Booked in the 88th minute 88'
CM 6 Axel Witsel Substituted off in the 90th minute 90'
LM 11 Yannick Carrasco Substituted off in the 74th minute 74'
RW 14 Dries Mertens Substituted off in the 83rd minute 83'
LW 10 Eden Hazard (c)
CF 9 Romelu Lukaku
Substitutions:
MF 19 Mousa Dembélé Substituted on in the 74th minute 74'
MF 16 Thorgan Hazard Substituted on in the 83rd minute 83'
MF 22 Nacer Chadli Substituted on in the 90th minute 90'
Manager:
Spain Roberto Martínez
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GK 1 Jaime Penedo
RB 2 Michael Amir Murillo Booked in the 51st minute 51'
CB 5 Román Torres (c)
CB 4 Fidel Escobar
LB 15 Erick Davis Booked in the 18th minute 18'
DM 6 Gabriel Gómez
CM 11 Armando Cooper Booked in the 49th minute 49'
CM 20 Aníbal Godoy Booked in the 57th minute 57'
RW 8 Édgar Bárcenas Booked in the 45+2th minute 45+2' Substituted off in the 63rd minute 63'
LW 21 José Luis Rodríguez Substituted off in the 63rd minute 63'
CF 7 Blas Pérez Substituted off in the 73rd minute 73'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Gabriel Torres Substituted on in the 63rd minute 63'
FW 10 Ismael Díaz Substituted on in the 63rd minute 63'
FW 18 Luis Tejada Substituted on in the 73rd minute 73'
Manager:
Colombia Hernán Darío Gómez

Man of the Match:
Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)

Assistant referees:
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 England

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18 June 2018 (2018-06-18)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Tunisia  1–2  England Volgograd Arena, Volgograd
Attendance: 41,064
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)
  • Sassi Goal 35' (pen.)
Report

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Tunisia
England
GK 22 Mouez Hassen Substituted off in the 16th minute 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) Substituted off in the 85th minute 85'
LF 23 Naïm Sliti Substituted off in the 74th minute 74'
Substitutions:
GK 1 Farouk Ben Mustapha Substituted on in the 16th minute 16'
MF 14 Mohamed Amine Ben Amor Substituted on in the 74th minute 74'
FW 19 Saber Khalifa Substituted on in the 85th minute 85'
Manager:
Nabil Maâloul
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GK 1 Jordan Pickford
CB 2 Kyle Walker Booked in the 33rd minute 33'
CB 5 John Stones
CB 6 Harry Maguire
DM 8 Jordan Henderson
CM 20 Dele Alli Substituted off in the 80th minute 80'
CM 7 Jesse Lingard Substituted off in the 90+3th minute 90+3'
RM 12 Kieran Trippier
LM 18 Ashley Young
CF 10 Raheem Sterling Substituted off in the 68th minute 68'
CF 9 Harry Kane (c)
Substitutions:
FW 19 Marcus Rashford Substituted on in the 68th minute 68'
MF 21 Ruben Loftus-Cheek Substituted on in the 80th minute 80'
MF 4 Eric Dier Substituted on in the 90+3th minute 90+3'
Manager:
Gareth Southgate

Man of the Match:
Harry Kane (England)

Assistant referees:
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 Tunisia

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23 June 2018 (2018-06-23)
15:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Belgium  5–2  Tunisia Otkritie Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 44,190
Referee: Jair Marrufo (United States)
Report

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Belgium
Tunisia
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 Substituted off in the 86th minute 86'
CF 9 Romelu Lukaku Substituted off in the 59th minute 59'
LF 10 Eden Hazard (c) Substituted off in the 68th minute 68'
Substitutions:
MF 8 Marouane Fellaini Substituted on in the 59th minute 59'
FW 21 Michy Batshuayi Substituted on in the 68th minute 68'
MF 17 Youri Tielemans Substituted on in the 86th minute 86'
Manager:
Spain Roberto Martínez
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GK 1 Farouk Ben Mustapha
RB 11 Dylan Bronn Substituted off in the 24th minute 24'
CB 2 Syam Ben Youssef Substituted off in the 41st minute 41'
CB 4 Yassine Meriah
LB 12 Ali Maâloul
CM 7 Saîf-Eddine Khaoui
CM 17 Ellyes Skhiri
CM 13 Ferjani Sassi Booked in the 14th minute 14' Substituted off in the 59th minute 59'
RF 8 Fakhreddine Ben Youssef
CF 10 Wahbi Khazri (c)
LF 9 Anice Badri
Substitutions:
DF 21 Hamdi Nagguez Substituted on in the 24th minute 24'
DF 3 Yohan Benalouane Substituted on in the 41st minute 41'
FW 23 Naïm Sliti Substituted on in the 59th minute 59'
Manager:
Nabil Maâloul

Man of the Match:
Eden Hazard (Belgium)

Assistant referees:
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 Panama

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24 June 2018 (2018-06-24)
15:00 MSK (UTC+3)
England  6–1  Panama Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod
Attendance: 43,319
Referee: Gehad Grisha (Egypt)
Report

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England
Panama
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 Booked in the 24th minute 24'
CM 7 Jesse Lingard Substituted off in the 63rd minute 63'
RM 12 Kieran Trippier Substituted off in the 70th minute 70'
LM 18 Ashley Young
CF 10 Raheem Sterling
CF 9 Harry Kane (c) Substituted off in the 63rd minute 63'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Jamie Vardy Substituted on in the 63rd minute 63'
DF 17 Fabian Delph Substituted on in the 63rd minute 63'
DF 3 Danny Rose Substituted on in the 70th minute 70'
Manager:
Gareth Southgate
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GK 1 Jaime Penedo
RB 2 Michael Amir Murillo Booked in the 72nd minute 72'
CB 5 Román Torres (c)
CB 4 Fidel Escobar Booked in the 44th minute 44'
LB 15 Erick Davis
DM 6 Gabriel Gómez Substituted off in the 69th minute 69'
CM 11 Armando Cooper Booked in the 10th minute 10'
CM 20 Aníbal Godoy Substituted off in the 62nd minute 62'
RW 8 Édgar Bárcenas Substituted off in the 69th minute 69'
LW 21 José Luis Rodríguez
CF 7 Blas Pérez
Substitutions:
MF 19 Ricardo Ávila Substituted on in the 62nd minute 62'
FW 16 Abdiel Arroyo Substituted on in the 69th minute 69'
DF 23 Felipe Baloy Substituted on in the 69th minute 69'
Manager:
Colombia Hernán Darío Gómez

Man of the Match:
Harry Kane (England)

Assistant referees:
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 Belgium

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28 June 2018 (2018-06-28)
20:00 KALT (UTC+2)
England  0–1  Belgium Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad
Attendance: 33,973
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Report

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England
Belgium
GK 1 Jordan Pickford
CB 16 Phil Jones
CB 5 John Stones Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
CB 15 Gary Cahill
DM 4 Eric Dier (c)
CM 21 Ruben Loftus-Cheek
CM 17 Fabian Delph
RW 22 Trent Alexander-Arnold Substituted off in the 79th minute 79'
LW 3 Danny Rose
CF 19 Marcus Rashford
CF 11 Jamie Vardy
Substitutions:
DF 6 Harry Maguire Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
FW 14 Danny Welbeck Substituted on in the 79th minute 79'
Manager:
Gareth Southgate
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GK 1 Thibaut Courtois (c)
CB 23 Leander Dendoncker Booked in the 33rd minute 33'
CB 20 Dedryck Boyata
CB 3 Thomas Vermaelen Substituted off in the 74th minute 74'
RM 22 Nacer Chadli
CM 8 Marouane Fellaini
CM 19 Mousa Dembélé
LM 16 Thorgan Hazard
RF 18 Adnan Januzaj Substituted off in the 86th minute 86'
CF 21 Michy Batshuayi
LF 17 Youri Tielemans Booked in the 19th minute 19'
Substitutions:
DF 4 Vincent Kompany Substituted on in the 74th minute 74'
FW 14 Dries Mertens Substituted on in the 86th minute 86'
Manager:
Spain Roberto Martínez

Man of the Match:
Adnan Januzaj (Belgium)

Assistant referees:
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 Tunisia

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28 June 2018 (2018-06-28)
21:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Panama  1–2  Tunisia Mordovia Arena, Saransk
Attendance: 37,168
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
  • Meriah Goal 33' (o.g.)
Report
  • F. Ben Youssef Goal 51'
  • Khazri Goal 66'

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Panama
Tunisia
GK 1 Jaime Penedo
RB 13 Adolfo Machado
CB 5 Román Torres (c) Substituted off in the 56th minute 56'
CB 4 Fidel Escobar
LB 17 Luis Ovalle
DM 6 Gabriel Gómez Booked in the 80th minute 80'
CM 20 Aníbal Godoy
CM 19 Ricardo Ávila Booked in the 78th minute 78' Substituted off in the 81st minute 81'
RW 8 Édgar Bárcenas
LW 21 José Luis Rodríguez
CF 9 Gabriel Torres Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
Substitutions:
DF 3 Harold Cummings Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
FW 18 Luis Tejada Booked in the 90+6th minute 90+6' Substituted on in the 56th minute 56'
FW 16 Abdiel Arroyo Substituted on in the 81st minute 81'
Manager:
Colombia Hernán Darío Gómez
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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 Booked in the 44th minute 44' Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
CM 17 Ellyes Skhiri
CM 20 Ghailene Chaalali Booked in the 90+3th minute 90+3'
RF 8 Fakhreddine Ben Youssef
CF 10 Wahbi Khazri Substituted off in the 89th minute 89'
LF 23 Naïm Sliti Substituted off in the 77th minute 77'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Anice Badri Booked in the 71st minute 71' Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
MF 15 Ahmed Khalil Substituted on in the 77th minute 77'
MF 18 Bassem Srarfi Substituted on in the 89th minute 89'
Manager:
Nabil Maâloul

Man of the Match:
Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Tunisia)

Assistant referees:
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)

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