Getting up and doing things straight away is a common worry for all. And this matter escalates when it is Monday. But for the FIFA fans, who are currently engrossed in the world cup, everyday offers something new. After yesterday’s game where dismal performances added to the negative, today we have something to look forward to. Two clashes in group G and one of Group F awaits to set the adrenaline pumping. Have some facts about the matches today, only at FabFit.
Sweden Vs. South Korea
Sweden are unbeaten in their four previous head-to-heads against South Korea (2 Wins, 2 Draws). It’s their first encounter at the World Cup. Since finishing as runners-up on home soil in 1958, Sweden have progressed past the second round of the World Cup only once, it was in 1994 when they finished third. South Korea have qualified for the World Cup for the 10th time, more than any other Asian team. South Korea have won only one of their last nine World Cup games (3 draws, 5 losses) -their opening match of the 2010 edition against Greece (2-0). The South Korean manager, Shin Tae-Yong is entering his first World Cup as a manager. While his two matches in charge of South Korea in the qualifiers produced two goalless draws (v Iran and Uzbekistan).
Belgium Vs. Panama
This will be the first ever encounter between Belgium and Panama. This is Belgium’s 13th World Cup. The first European team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Belgium scored the joint-most goals in the UEFA qualifiers alongside Germany (43). Panama have qualified for their first World Cup. This will be Panama boss Hernán Darío Gómez’s third World Cup with a third different team. He took charge of his home nation Colombia in 1998 and Ecuador in 2002, both times getting knocked out in the group stages.
Tunisia Vs. England
Tunisia and England’s last encounter was in the group stages of the 1998 World Cup. England won 2-0 in Marseille. England have never lost against an African team at the World Cup (3 wins, 3 draws). Tunisia have qualified for their fifth World Cup, their first since 2006. They have never reached the knockout stages in their four previous appearances and are also running on streak of 11 consecutive loss at the World Cup. This is England’s 15th World Cup. The 1966 World Cup winners, England have progressed past the quarter-finals only once, doing so in 1990 (4th place). This is first WC for Tunisian manager Nabil Maaloul who played 74 games for Tunisia but never featured at the World Cup. While England’s Gareth Southgate’s comes in his first major tournament as manager. The England boss played two games at the World Cup, back in 1998.