FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after their fans used an anti-gay slur during the team's 1-0 win over Germany.

MOSCOW, June 19: Argentina's 1-1 draw against Iceland in their World Cup opener left them with at least three certainties: They can (and need to) play much better; doubts persist regarding key positions; and "this is just the beginning," the phrase that has become the motto of both players and coach alike.

VOLGOGRAD, June 19: Captain Harry Kane scored twice, including an injury-time winner, as England battled to victory over Tunisia in their opening game of the World Cup.

SOCHI, June 18: A stunning volley from Dries Mertens and a Romelu Lukaku double broke the resistance of a brave Panama side on their World Cup debut as Belgium cruised to a 3-0 win in their opening Group G game on Monday.

Belgium thrashes Panama by 3 goals

June 18, 2018 22:40 pm

KATHMANDU, June 18: Double from Lukaku and a full volley stunner from Mertens sealed the victory for the Belgium against the debutants Panama.

England last win in a FIFA World Cup game is already something of a distant memory, so much so that many would struggle to remember the 1-0 victory against Slovenia almost eight years ago at South Africa 2010. Indeed, not a single player involved in that game in Port Elizabeth was named in the squad for Russia 2018.

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, June 18: Sweden won an opening World Cup game for the first time since 1958 and ended their worrying goal drought with a 1-0 victory over South Korea that was a must-win if they want to progress from a tricky-looking Group F.

​Belgium and Panama open Group G in Sochi Belgium building on Brazil 2014 quarter-final run, Panama are debutants

​Maiden meeting between Sweden and Korea Republic at the World Cup Reigning champions Germany and Mexico are the other sides in Group F

LGBT football fans going to Russia receive threats, as groups voice concern over increase in anti-gay chants in country.