While England and Sweden earned hard-fought victories over Tunisia and South Korea respectively, Belgium had it relatively easier against Panama as they pulled off a 3-0 win.
FIFA World Cup 2018: 'Optimal striker' Harry Kane won the match for England, says Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul
Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul was left to ponder what might have been as his side almost held England to a draw on Monday and instead was left paying tribute to two-goal Harry Kane.
Tunisia vs England, Highlights, FIFA World Cup 2018, Match 14 in Volgograd: Harry Kane wins it for Three Lions
England take on Tunisia in their opening Group G match in Volgograd on Monday. Follow our live blog for scores and updates from Russia.
FIFA World Cup 2018: England’s young squad, with no burden of expectations, can surprise with a deep run in Russia
The tempered expectations and zero pre-tournament hype may just work in England’s favour and they could surprise everyone with a deep run at the 2018 World Cup.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Tunisia coach singles out Dele Alli as most dangerous England player ahead of opening game
Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul has singled out England's Dele Alli as his side's most dangerous opponent as he prepared for their World Cup Group G opener at the Volgograd Arena on Monday.
FIFA World Cup 2018: England shouldn't be burdened with past, ready to ditch chokers tag, says Gareth Southgate
Gareth Southgate says his young side are ready to ditch their tag as chokers that has haunted England at previous major tournaments.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Flashback to 1998, when hooligans battled on streets of Marseille before England's clash against Tunisia
During the 1998 World Cup, a total of 32 people were injured during three days of rioting and violence ahead of England’s clash with Tunisia in Marseille.
FIFA World Cup 2018: England begin campaign against Tunisia; Belgium's 'Golden Generation' takes on Panama
England open their World Cup campaign on Monday with manager Gareth Southgate seeking to banish memories of dismal recent finals performances while Belgium's "Golden Generation" kick off as dark horse challengers.
England's players have a clear idea of who will play against Tunisia on Monday and midfielder Fabian Delph believes they are ready to find another gear at this World Cup.
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford will have an injury assessed on Wednesday, said England manager Gareth Southgate as his side touched down in Russia for the World Cup on Tuesday.
England midfielder Dele Alli has promised to steer clear of trouble at Russia, where VAR technology will allow referees to retro-actively punish players.
Premier League: Chelsea's Eden Hazard wants clarity on Antonio Conte's future and potential signings before signing new contract
Chelsea star Eden Hazard refuses to commit to his future at the club until he gets more clarity on manager Antonio Conte's future and on potential signings.
Spain laboured to a narrow 1-0 victory over Tunisia in an underwhelming World Cup warm-up in Krasnodar on Saturday.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Eden Hazard confident Belgium's 'Golden Generation' will win trophies, unlike England in 2000s
Belgium captain Eden Hazard has stated that the current 'golden generation' of Belgium has a real chance of winning trophies and living up to expectations.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Panama national team's hotel rooms raided during international friendly against Norway
The Panama national team's hotel rooms were robbed as they took on Norway in an international friendly in Oslo. The total value of objects stolen is $62,000.
Over 50 migrants dead, 68 rescued in Mediterranean crossings, off Tunisia; hunt for survivors continue
More than 50 migrants drowned in the Mediterranean, the majority off the coasts of Tunisia and Turkey.
International friendlies: Tunisia fight back from two goals down to hold Cristiano Ronaldo-less Portugal
AC Milan striker Andre Silva hit a landmark 1000th goal for the hosts but there was little to celebrate as Cristiano Ronaldo-less Portugal were held 2-2 by Tunisia in a pre-World Cup friendly on Monday.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Burnley's James Tarkowski withdraws from England's standby list due to impending hernia operation
James Tarkowski has withdrawn from England’s World Cup standby list to undergo a hernia operation, a statement by his club Burnley said on Sunday.
Low voter turnout of 33.7% mars Tunisia's first free municipal elections, PM Youssef Chahed calls it 'negative sign'
Tunisia held its first free municipal elections on Monday but only one in three eligible voters cast ballots, reflecting frustration at the slow pace of change since the 2011 revolution in the cradle of the Arab Spring.
A story of love between a 17-year-old and an older man, Call Me By Your Name has been nominated for best picture at the 90th Academy Awards to be handed out on 4 March.