Senegal followers salute earlier than the match in opposition to Colombia on Thursday, June 28.
Colombian defender Yerry Mina controls the ball in the course of the match in opposition to Senegal. Mina headed in a second-half objective to elevate his crew to a 1-Zero victory — and first place in Group H.
Colombia’s Juan Quintero jumps over Senegal’s Idrissa Gana Gueye. Senegal completed with 4 factors in Group H, the identical as Japan, however Japan superior on the “honest play factors” tiebreaker. Japan had two fewer yellow playing cards within the event than Senegal.
Poland’s Jan Bednarek, left, competes for the ball with Japan’s Gotoku Sakai on Thursday. Poland gained 1-0, its first win of the event, however Japan superior to the subsequent spherical.
Poland ahead Robert Lewandowski dribbles by two Japan gamers.
Japan supporters clear litter from the stands after the match.
Belgium’s Adnan Januzaj curls in a surprising objective in opposition to England on Thursday. It was the one objective of the match.
The Belgium-England match was notable for what number of prime gamers did not see the sector. With each groups already assured a spot within the knockout stage, lots of their traditional starters took the evening off. Amongst these on the bench for Belgium had been captain Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne.
Tunisia’s Wahbi Khazri, middle, celebrates along with his teammates after scoring the profitable objective in opposition to Panama on Thursday. Tunisia gained 2-1.
Panama gamers have a good time after an personal objective gave them an early lead in opposition to Tunisia.
Germany’s Marco Reus reacts after his crew misplaced to South Korea and was knocked out of the World Cup on Wednesday, June 27. The defending champions misplaced 2-Zero and completed on the backside of Group F.
South Korea’s Lee Jae-sung, left, chases down a ball with Germany’s Jonas Hector.
Ludwig Augustinsson celebrates after scoring Sweden’s first objective in its 3-Zero victory over Mexico on Wednesday. The outcome meant that Sweden would prime Group F and Mexico would end in second.
Mexican defender Hector Moreno heads the ball in entrance of Swedish ahead Marcus Berg.
Brazilian defender Thiago Silva celebrates after his highly effective header gave Brazil a 2-Zero lead over Serbia on Wednesday. Brazil gained Group E with two victories and a draw.
Brazil’s Willian and Serbia’s Filip Kostic combat for the ball throughout Wednesday’s match.
Brazilian star Neymar controls the ball in the course of the Serbia match.
Switzerland’s Blerim Dzemaili scored the primary objective in his crew’s 2-2 draw with Costa Rica on Wednesday. Switzerland completed second in its group to advance to the knockout stage.
Kendall Waston had a objective for Costa Rica within the match in opposition to Switzerland.
Costa Rican defender Cristian Gamboa vies for the ball with Swiss defender Ricardo Rodriguez.
Argentina star Lionel Messi rides on the again of Marcos Rojo after Rojo’s late winner in opposition to Nigeria on Tuesday, June 26. With the 2-1 victory, Argentina clinched a spot within the subsequent spherical of the event.
Rojo controls the ball earlier within the match in opposition to Nigeria.
Argentina legend Diego Maradona was within the crowd as soon as once more, drawing consideration from followers simply as he did when he was a participant.
Croatia’s Josip Pivaric prepares to chest the ball in the course of the crew’s 1-Zero win in opposition to Iceland on Tuesday. Croatia is 3-Zero up to now within the event.
Croatia supporters kiss forward of the match in opposition to Iceland.
Danish gamers acknowledge followers after their scoreless draw with France on Tuesday. Each groups superior to the knockout stage.
Denmark’s Martin Braithwaite, left, is tracked by France’s N’Golo Kante, middle, and Presnel Kimpembe.
Australian participant Mark Milligan is joined by his kids after a 2-Zero loss to Peru on Tuesday.
Milligan stretches to clear a cross.
Aaron Mooy tugs on the jersey of Peru’s Paolo Guerrero.
Portugal’s Ricardo Quaresma, left, is embraced by Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring in opposition to Iran on Monday, June 25. Iran scored late to tie the match, however the 1-1 outcome was sufficient to see Portugal into the subsequent spherical.
An Iran fan enjoys the pre-match ambiance.
Iranian ahead Sardar Azmoun shields the ball from Portuguese defender Jose Fonte.
Moroccan goalkeeper Munir catches the ball in opposition to Spain.
Egyptian star Mohamed Salah reacts after Saudi Arabia’s profitable objective in second-half stoppage time on Monday. Egypt misplaced all three of its matches at this World Cup.
Salem Al-Dawsari celebrates with a flip after scoring the match-winning objective in opposition to Egypt.
Russia’s Artem Dzyuba, in white, competes with Uruguay’s Sebastian Coates throughout Uruguay’s 3-Zero victory on Monday. Uruguay gained all three of its matches within the group stage. This was Russia’s first loss.
A Uruguay fan, proper, poses with a Russia fan earlier than the match.
Uruguayan ahead Luis Suarez, left, reacts after the second objective deflected previous Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev.
Colombian ahead Falcao celebrates after scoring in opposition to Poland on Sunday, June 24. Colombia gained 3-0.
Colombian defender Yerry Mina opened the scoring with a header within the first half.
A Colombia fan earlier than the Poland match.
Senegalese gamers huddle up earlier than the second half of their match in opposition to Japan on Sunday. The 2 groups tied 2-2.
A shot of the group on the Ekaterinburg Area in the course of the Japan-Senegal match.
English striker Harry Kane celebrates after scoring a penalty within the 6-1 rout of Panama on Sunday. Kane completed with a hat trick.
Panama gamers collect after their defeat.
German gamers have a good time after Toni Kroos scored on a late free kick to stun Sweden 2-1 on Saturday, June 23.
South Korea’s Ki Sung-yueng, proper, argues with Mexico’s Edson Alvarez as Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa lies on the bottom on Saturday. Mexico gained 2-1 to clinch a spot within the subsequent spherical.
South Korea’s Lee Yong, left, duels for the ball with Mexico’s Hirving Lozano.
A Mexico fan waits for the beginning of the match in opposition to South Korea.
Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku scores in opposition to Tunisia on Saturday, June 23. He had a pair of objectives within the match, which Belgium gained 5-2.
Captain Eden Hazard additionally scored two for Belgium.
Gamers watch the ball in the course of the Belgium-Tunisia match.
Belgium’s Jan Vertonghen, left, challenges Tunisia’s Wahbi Khazri.
Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates after scoring the profitable objective in opposition to Serbia on Friday, June 22. Switzerland gained 2-1.
Swiss gamers defend Serbia’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer catches the ball over Milinkovic-Savic.
Nigerian midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo kicks the ball in the course of the 2-Zero victory over Iceland on Friday.
Ahmed Musa celebrates after scoring his second objective of the match in opposition to Iceland.
Iceland followers carry out their well-known viking clap.
Neymar celebrates his last-second objective that completed off Brazil’s 2-Zero victory over Costa Rica on Friday.
Neymar faucets in his objective late within the match.
Croatian gamers have a good time the second objective of their 3-Zero victory over Argentina on June 21. The victory clinched them a spot within the knockout stage.
Croatia’s Luka Modric is tackled by Argentina’s Nicolas Tagliafico.
Willy Caballero is dejected after his flubbed clearance gifted Croatia its first objective.
France’s Kylian Mbappe, proper, celebrates with teammate Antoine Griezmann after scoring in opposition to Peru on June 21. It was the one objective of the match.
Peru’s Andre Carrillo is challenged by French gamers Paul Pogba, left, and N’Golo Kante.
A Peruvian supporter waits for the beginning of the match.
Australia’s Robbie Kruse, foreground, and Denmark’s Henrik Dalsgaard go for a header in the course of the groups’ 1-1 draw on June 21.
Australia’s Joshua Risdon jumps over Thomas Delaney.
Spain’s Diego Costa, proper, celebrates with teammate Isco after scoring in opposition to Iran on June 20. Spain gained 1-0.
A fan has his face painted with the colours of the Spanish flag on June 20.
Referee Andres Cunha speaks with Iranian midfielder Ehsan Hajsafi in the course of the match.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the one objective in Portugal’s 1-Zero win over Morocco on June 20. It was his tournament-leading fourth objective.
Uruguay followers cheer outdoors the stadium earlier than the match with Saudi Arabia on June 20.
Saudi Arabia’s Fahad Al-Muwallad, left, challenges Uruguay’s Diego Godin.
Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring for Uruguay within the 23rd minute. It was the one objective of the match, and the ultimate outcome meant Uruguay and Russia would each advance to the event’s knockout stage.
Mohamed Salah kisses the ball earlier than scoring a penalty for Egypt on June 19. Russia gained, nonetheless, by a last rating of 3-1.
Egypt’s Tarek Hamed, left, and Russia’s Aleksandr Golovin compete for the ball.
Russia’s first objective got here when the ball deflected off Egypt’s Ahmed Fathi.
Members of the Senegal crew have a good time after defeating Poland 2-1 of their match on June 19.
Japanese defender Gen Shoji climbs over Colombia’s Radamel Falcao to win a header of their World Cup opener on June 19. Japan gained the match 2-1.
The referee exhibits a pink card to Colombia’s Carlos Sanchez within the third minute. Sanchez was deemed to have intentionally dealt with the ball within the field.
English gamers have a good time Harry Kane’s first objective within the 2-1 win over Tunisia on June 18. Kane later added the winner in second-half stoppage time.
A Tunisia fan exhibits his dejection after the ultimate whistle.
Belgium’s Dries Mertens, proper, competes for the ball with Panama’s Jose Luis Rodriguez throughout their World Cup opener on June 18. Mertens scored a objective in Belgium’s 3-Zero victory.
Panamanian ahead Gabriel Torres controls the ball in the course of the match in opposition to Belgium.
Sweden’s Pontus Jansson, prime left, and South Korea’s Ki Sung-yueng attempt to head the ball throughout Sweden’s 1-Zero victory on June 18.
Switzerland’s Steven Zuber celebrates after scoring a objective in opposition to Brazil on June 17. The 2 groups tied 1-1.
Brazil’s Philippe Coutinho and Switzerland’s Breel Embolo compete for the ball.
Brazilian star Neymar lately got here again from a foot damage.
Mexico’s Hirving Lozano, left, celebrates with Jesus Gallardo after scoring the one objective within the upset victory over Germany on June 17. Germany gained the World Cup in 2014.
Followers wave German flags earlier than dealing with off with Mexico.
Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa makes a late save in opposition to Mario Gomez.
Marcos Ureña runs onto the pitch throughout Costa Rica’s opening match in opposition to Serbia on June 17. Serbia gained 1-0.
Croatian gamers have a good time after Luka Modric scored the second objective of their 2-Zero win in opposition to Nigeria on June 16.
Nigerian captain John Obi Mikel runs with the ball in the course of the Croatia match.
Denmark’s Yussuf Poulsen reacts after he scored a objective in opposition to Peru on June 16. It turned out to be the one objective within the match.
Peru’s Luis Advincula, left, and Denmark’s Martin Braithwaite combat for the ball.
Argentina star Lionel Messi seems downcast on the finish of a 1-1 draw with Iceland on June 16. Messi missed a penalty within the match.
Messi and Iceland’s Hordur Magnusson battle for the ball.
Followers of France share a kiss earlier than the crew’s opening match with Australia on June 16.
French midfielder Paul Pogba retains his eye on the ball in opposition to Australia. His shot deflected off an Australian for the match-winning objective.
Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his first-half penalty in opposition to Spain on June 15. He added two extra objectives within the 3-Three draw.
Spanish defender Nacho, left, competes for a header with Portugal’s Bruno Fernandes. Nacho conceded the early penalty to Ronaldo however responded with a second-half objective.
Portuguese defender Raphael Guerreiro controls the ball within the match in opposition to Spain.
Morocco’s Aziz Bouhaddouz lies on the bottom after heading the ball into his personal web late in stoppage time on June 15. The whistle was blown only a few moments later, and Iran gained 1-0.
Iran’s Alireza Jahanbakhsh grimaces in ache in entrance of Morocco’s Romain Saiss.
Uruguay’s Luis Suarez, left, and Egypt’s Sam Morsy battle for the ball on June 15. Uruguay gained 1-0.
Followers watch the Egypt-Uruguay match from short-term seats arrange on the Ekaterinburg Area. The seats needed to be put in to satisfy FIFA’s minimum-seating requirement.
Egyptian midfielder Abdallah Mentioned heads the ball in the course of the match in opposition to Uruguay.
Fedor Smolov fights off two Saudi defenders in the course of the event opener, which Russia gained 3-Zero on June 14. Russia and Saudi Arabia got here into the match because the lowest-ranked groups within the event.
Followers watching from Yekaterinburg, Russia, have a good time Russia’s first objective.
The ball flies previous Saudi Arabian goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Mayouf for Russia’s fourth objective.
A fan wears physique paint in Russia’s colours earlier than the opening match.
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the group earlier than kickoff on the Luzhniki Stadium.
Performers participate within the event’s opening ceremony.
British pop star Robbie Williams headlined the opening ceremony.
Russian soprano Aida Garifullina sings in the course of the opening ceremony.