11 things we loved on day five: Kane, De Bruyne, Ibrahimovic & more

Quick Reads

Tottenham and Manchester City stars caught the eye on day five of the World Cup, while a former Manchester United hero just can’t stay out of the news.

England got their World Cup campaign underway with a last-gasp victory over Tunisia, while Belgium and Sweden also secured victories in their first matches at the tournament.

We’ve picked out some of the highlights from Monday’s action, plus an excellent spot from Portugal’s draw with Spain we missed at the time.


There’s a lot to be said for England celebrating both goals with a big pile on like giddy schoolchildren. Ace.

Gareth Southgate

Big Gaz knows who he relies on to put the ball in the back of the net.

World Cup fever

Imagine if England actually ever won the bloody thing again.

Dries Mertens

It’s physically impossible to watch this goal and not go ‘oooohhhh’.

Kevin De Bruyne

De Bruyne is doing majestic things with a football again, which is a worry for every other team in the World Cup.

Jo Hyeon-Woo

South Korea’s goalkeeper was man of the match in their narrow defeat to Sweden – on this occasion literally putting his head where it hurts to keep the opposition at bay.

Hope for us at home

Occasionally, professional footballers do something which make us amateurs sat at home it could be us out there. How didn’t this go in?!


Four years ago it was that giant grasshopper landing on James Rodriguez, now they’re getting stuck into the press box. We would like to welcome our new insect overlords.

Athletico Mince

If you know, you know.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Weirdly, since he’s not playing, Zlatan just won’t go away this Russia. But this is amusing.


It’s hard not to feel sorry for this player who was told he couldn’t join in with the celebration.

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