In the first game of the day, we saw England destroying the national football team of Panama. The English players scored 6 goals and won with 6-1 against one of the debutants of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Everything bad for Panama started in the 8th minute when John Stones opened the score. Quickly after that Harry Kane (22’) converted a penalty and made the score 2-0.
The high tempo of the Europeans continued and in the 36th minute, Jesse Lingard with a perfect shot from distance scored the third goal in the game.
The knock out for the North Americans continued in the 40th minute with the second goal of John Stones. When everyone thought that this is the end of the interesting moments in the first half, Harry Kane (45+1’) made the score 5-0 which is the biggest score in one half since the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
As expected in the second half England slowed the tempo down and was not attacking that furiously. Regardless of this fact in the 62nd minute Harry Kane scored a lucky goal that made his first hat-trick at World Cup tournaments. This was the fifth goal of Harry Kane for the tournament that put him on the first place of the goal scorers list at the tournament in Russia. In the 78th minute historical moment happened in Nizhny Novgorod. Felipe Baloy from Panama scored the first goal in the history of the World Cup tournaments for the nation in their debut at the biggest football event in the world. The goal was heavily celebrated by the team of Panama and especially by the fans of the team that regardless of the huge defeat at least saw its team scoring at the World Cup.