World Cup: Scores and recaps from Saturday’s matches

Belgium defeated Tunisia 5-2 on Sunday in the highest scoring match of this year’s World Cup. Next up, Mexico is leading South Korea 1-0 at the half and the defending champion Germany team will be looking to avoid their second straight loss against Sweden.

2018 World Cup Standings

Here are the current standings listed by wins, draws and losses. Teams are awarded three points for a win and one for a tie. 

Group A Standings

  1. Russia  (2-0-0) 6 points
  2. Uruguay (2-0-0) 6 points
  3. Saudi Arabia (0-0-2), 0 points
  4. Egypt (0-0-2) 0 points

Group B Standings

  1. Portugal (1-1-0 ) 4 points
  2. Spain (1-1-0) 4 points
  3. Iran (1-0-0), 3 points
  4. Morocco (0-0-2) 0 points

Group C Standings

  1. France (2-0-0) 6 points
  2. Denmark (1-1-0) 4 points
  3. Australia (0-1-1), 1 point
  4. Peru (0-0-2) 0 points

Group D Standings

  1. Croatia (2-0-0) 6 points
  2. Argentina (0-1-1) 1 point
  3. Iceland (0-1-0) 1 point
  4. Nigeria (0-0-1) 0 points

Group E Standings

  1. Brazil (1-1-0) 4 points
  2. Switzerland (1-1-0) 4 points
  3. Serbia (1-0-1) 3 points
  4. Costa Rica (0-2-0) 0 points

Group F Standings

  1. Sweden (1-0-0) 3 points
  2. Mexico (1-0-0) 3 points
  3. Germany (0-0-1) 0 points
  4. South Korea (1-0-0) 3 points

Group G Standings

  1. Belgium (2-0-0) 6 points
  2. England (1-0-0) 3 points
  3. Panama (0-0-1) 0 points
  4. Tunisia (0-1-0) 1 point

Group H Standings

  1. Japan (1-0-0) 3 points
  2. Senegal (1-0-0) 3 points
  3. Poland (0-0-1) 0 points
  4. Colombia (0-0-1) 0 points

World Cup matches Wednesday

*all times Eastern

Belgium 5 – 2 Tunisia  

Belgium’s stars had goals in spades as Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku each netted a pair in the highest scoring match thus far. The side now has two wins, six points and a +3 goal differential. If England wins tomorrow, that goal differential will be very important when the two go head-to-head for the final group match next week.

Just six minutes into the match, Hazard converted a penalty. Ten minutes later, Lukaku made a great move to put Belgium up 2-0. But the two-goal lead didn’t last long. Two minutes later, Tunisia was awarded a free kick about 25 yards out. Dylan Bronn headed the ball just out of reach of the Belgian keeper and Tunisa was determined to make it a game.

Hazard got his second of the game six minutes into the second half. Cutting through the two last defenders on a pass stretching nearly 40 yards, Hazard toe-poked it past a charging Tunisia keeper and followed through to put it in the net from 12 yards out.

Each side mustered two more late goal. One by Michy Batshuayi for Belgium in the 90th minute and one just before stoppage time expired by Khazri for Tunisia. In the end, Tunisia played well, but their forward pressure left gaps in the back that Belgium exploited on several long balls.


  • 6′ – Eden Hazard, PK (BEL)
  • 16′ – Romelu Lukaku (BEL)
  • 18′ – Dylan Bronn (TUN) 
  • 45′ + 3′ – Romelu Lukaku (BEL)
  • 51′ – Eden Hazard (BEL)
  • 90′ – Michy Batshuayi (BEL)
  • 90′ + 3′ – Wahbi Khazri (TUN)


  • 14′ – Ferjani Sassi (TUN) 

Full match recap, live blog and highlights

South Korea vs. Mexico

Mexico surprised Germany with a win in their opening match. They are favored against South Korea. A win sets them up to go through to the knockout stage. Mexico is currently leading South Korea 1-0 ahead of halftime. 

South Korea, on the other hand, direly needs a win. An upset victory over Mexico, combined with an expected German win later in the day, could make for an interesting three-way tie at the top.

Live stream, start time and stadium info

  • Date: Thursday, June 21
  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • Where: Rostov Arena  
  • TV: Fox and Telemundo
  • Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
  • Follow: South Korea vs. Mexico blog (CBS Sports)

Germany vs. Sweeden

Germany needs a win to even try to repeat as champions for this year’s World Cup.

Live stream, start time and stadium info

Download a printable World Cup bracket

CBS Sports has created a downloadable World Cup bracket for you to follow along every World Cup match. The bracket contains all teams within all eight groups and how they place into the round of 16 in the knockout stage.

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