Tuesday 11 December, 2018

World Cup schedule for Monday, June 18

Mexico players celebrate after winning the group F match against Germany at the 2018 football World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Mexico won 1-0. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader).

Mexico players celebrate after winning the group F match against Germany at the 2018 football World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. Mexico won 1-0. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader).

Parity has come to the World Cup.

Five of the top six nations in the FIFA rankings have played, and none has won. Only two of the top dozen teams have victories.

Top-ranked Germany lost to No. 15 Mexico, second-ranked Brazil tied No. 6 Switzerland, No. 4 Portugal drew 10th-ranked Spain, and No. 5 Argentina tied 22nd-ranked Iceland.

Among other teams in the top 12, only No. 7 France (over No. 36 Australia) and co-No. 12 Denmark (against No. 11 Peru) have victories.

No. 3 Belgium, No. 7 France, No. 8 Poland and co-No. 12 England haven't played, and No. 9 Chile failed to qualify.

MONDAY'S MATCHES

GROUP F
Sweden vs South Korea (7:00 am Jamaica time)

GROUP G
Belgium vs Panama (10:00 am Jamaica time)
Tunisia vs England (1:00 pm Jamaica time)

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