Germany loss could put England, Belgium in a quandary

Germany loss could put England, Belgium in a quandary

Germany loss could put England, Belgium in a quandary

"But I liked the way we reacted as a team".

Here are the highlights from day five at the World Cup.

The Central Americans were beaten 3-0 by Belgium on Monday in their first-ever World Cup match, meaning they need to avoid defeat against England if they want to realistically keep their hopes of reaching the last 16 alive.

"If you weren't with me when I had nothing, then you can't really understand me", he said.

"It's not easy playing with a man missing", said Hazard.

Vertonghen, the side's most capped player, also denied talk of a rift, calling it the best Belgian team he has known: "We're a complete team", the Tottenham Hotspur defender said. While it may have been a nervy first 45 minutes of the opener, a second half featuring two goals from Romelu Lukaku and a perfectly struck volley from Dries Mertens was precisely what everyone expected - a team with the talent as good as anyone in the tournament flashing that skill in a variety of ways. It was the excitement, the Panamanians were counterattacks, which showed that we in the defense played well.

Germany's surprise loss to Mexico could create a unusual situation in Group G where England and Belgium may face a theoretically easier path to the last four if they finish second rather than top of the standings. But Tunisia caused England plenty of problems before giving up a late victor. We need to be very aware in every game that if you don't score you must be prepared to work hard and to go through periods where your opponents test you.

The first goal helped us to finally get together.

He made certain of Belgium's opening-game victory as he scored with a diving header following an exquisite pass from Kevin de Bruyne with the outside of his boot.

Panama have promised to adopt a physical approach in order to "impose" themselves when they play England on Sunday.

Lukaku could get better yet, Martinez said: "The drive is what interests me in a young player, why does he play football? It's going to be very important".

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