11 things we loved on day five: Kane, De Bruyne, Ibrahimovic & more
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.
— England (@England) June 18, 2018
Big Gaz knows who he relies on to put the ball in the back of the net.
Southgate: 'Oh, where's Harry?' pic.twitter.com/c7Uz6XS3LU
— Ger Gilroy (@gergilroy) June 18, 2018
World Cup fever
Imagine if England actually ever won the bloody thing again.
Absolute scenes on Tottenham Court road imagine we ever won the World Cup. They've been doing this for every car last 15 mins pic.twitter.com/qRJpdUERSN
— Marcus Bean (@MarcusBean) June 18, 2018
It’s physically impossible to watch this goal and not go ‘oooohhhh’.
— World Cup 2018 goals (@zefootballwiz) June 18, 2018
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.
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.
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) June 18, 2018
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?!
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) June 18, 2018
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.
These bugs are becoming a worry. pic.twitter.com/5BEdAgdAVa
— Daniel Taylor (@DTguardian) June 18, 2018
If you know, you know.
England expects… pic.twitter.com/B6Yv0JWo1y
— Athletico Mince (@AthleticoMince) June 18, 2018
Weirdly, since he’s not playing, Zlatan just won’t go away this Russia. But this is amusing.
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) June 18, 2018
It’s hard not to feel sorry for this player who was told he couldn’t join in with the celebration.
During Cristiano’s hat-trick celebration, all Portuguese players were celebrating with him except one who had to stay inside the pitch as FIFA states if all 'outfield players' are off the pitch during celebrations, opposing team can kickoff the game. 🇵🇹 pic.twitter.com/u8ewWV3Zz6
— The Football Arena (@BantsFootballFC) June 18, 2018