World Cup: Scores and recaps from Sunday’s matches

If one thing is certain about the 2018 FIFA World Cup: It’s unpredictable. World champion Germany fell to Mexico Sunday. Brazil and Argentina both failed to collect three points. In a controversial match, Brazil played Switzerland to a 1-1- draw while underdog Iceland held its own against Lionel Messi and the rest of the Argentine squad.

Today’s matches will see Sweden and South Korea wrapping up opening matches for Group F. England will take on Tunisia in Group G after Belgium and Panama play. What surprises are in store today?

2018 World Cup Standings

Here are the standings thus far. Teams are awarded three points for a win and one for a tie. (win – loss – tie)

  1. Group A Standings

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

    Group B Standings

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

    Group C Standings

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

    Group D Standings

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

    Group E Standings

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

    Group F Standings

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

World Cup matches Monday

*all times Eastern

Sweden 1 – 0 South Korea

A penalty kick was the only difference; Sweden tied with Mexico atop Group F

Sweden took three points from their Group F match with South Korea Monday morning. It was a scrappy match with 43 fouls.

South Korea couldn’t manage to muster a single shot on target throughout the match. The frustration was surely setting in by the second half. In the 64th minute, South Korean defender Jang Hyun-soo hauled down Sweden’s Claesson in the box. After the video assistant referee (VAR) reviewed, a penalty was called. Andreas Granqvist converted for Sweden for the game’s only goal.

Sweden are now tied with Mexico in the group standings. But they have to play Germany who is facing a must-win early on in the tournament.

Goals

  • 65′ – Andreas Granqvist

Cards

  • 12′ – Shin Wook Kim (KOR)
  • 55′ – Hee-chan Hwang (KOR)
  • 61′ – Viktor Claesson (SWE)

Full match recap

Belgium vs. Panama (Group G)

How to watch, start time and live stream

  • Date: Monday, June 18
  • Time: 11 a.m. EST
  • Location: Olimiyskiy Stadium, Moscow  
  • Follow live: Belgium vs. Panama (CBS Sports)
  • TV: FS1 and Telemundo
  • Online streamfuboTV (try for free),  FoxSports.com (subscription required)

Tunisia vs. England (Group G)

Brazil is one of the favorites to win it all this year. They have Neymar back, but will be missing defender Dani Alves due to an ACL injury. Switzerland will need to come up with some goals and be strong in the back to have a chance. 

How to watch, start time and live stream

  • Date: Monday, June 18
  • Time: 2 p.m. EST
  • Location: Volgograd Arena, Volgograd 
  • Follow live: Tunisia vs. England (CBS Sports)
  • TV: FS1and Telemundo
  • Online streamfuboTV (try for free),  FoxSports.com (subscription required)

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 knock out stage.

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