World Cup: Belgium 3 - 0 Panama
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Group G debuted the World Cup tournament yesterday afternoon with the game between Belgium and Panama.
Although it was the first time Panama qualified for the World Cup, they certainly made the Belgian players work during the first half. Indeed the Belgium team, ranked third in the FIFA ranking, might have players from top teams all over the world, but they started with great difficulty - losing the ball too much during passes, and missing out on great opportunity to score. Panama offered up repeated fouls against Belgian players, including Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne, who plays at Manchester United - rending the game as frustrating as possible for the Red Devils. From seemingly not focussing on their game, the team woke up after Dries Mertens magnifienctly scored a one-time into the far corner of the net in the 48th minute. This reborn confidence from the Belgium team led to two more goals from Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, with assists from De Bruyne with the outside of his boot in the 69th minute and then Eden Hazard’s perfect pass after counter attack in the 75th minute.
Romelu Lukaku carried Belgium to a 3-0 win over Panama.— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 18, 2018
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