Gomez said Panama won't be trying anything but defending against the talented Belgians, and admitted that scoring goals has been a weakness of his team entering the tournament. South Korea were lucky the referee was lenient, as he could have called multiple penalties throughout the match. Both teams committed a grand total of 41 fouls.
Many people like to focus on the striker's physical attributes such as his strength or stature but he insists he's got the more important kind of strength.
"They are fighters, they have a great mentality and are very competitive".
Such is the quality at his disposal that he felt able to leave Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan out altogether, but Belgium need to improve on their underwhelming performances at the last World Cup and at Euro 2016, when they never really found their best form.
If Belgium go far in the tournament, Lukaku will probably be among the top scorers.
World Cup fans celebrating in Mexico City may have caused artificial natural disaster
The last occasion of them failing to win their first game was in Mexico in 1986, when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Uruguay. Mexico shocked the soccer world Sunday when it defeated defending champions Germany in a stunning World Cup opener.
Alert: Heat Advisory is in effect for much of CNY Monday
As daytime heating kicks in again, storms will become likely by midday and last through the mid part of the afternoon. This stretch of heat shows little relief at night, especially in numerous urban areas, such as Chicago and NY .
Inside a Texas Border Patrol facility, children caged behind fences, families separated
Authorities are investigating the scene where a auto full of undocumented immigrants being chased by Border Patrol agents crashed. The crash was reported when Border Patrol agents attempted to stop an SUV in Dimmit County, reports said.
Mouez Hassan may have lasted only 16 minutes in the Tunisia goal against England, but he used that time to make two of the finest saves of the tournament, the first with his toe from Jesse Lingard and the second a full-stretch diving stop from John Stones.
Belgium, fancied by many to reach the latter stages of the competition, toiled against the Group G minnows during a frustrating first half in Sochi.
Belgium and Manchester City captain Kompany and Barcelona's Vermaelen continued to train separately from the main squad on Friday as they race against the clock to regain fitness ahead of Monday's match in Sochi, reported Xinhua news agency. "We are strong, but so are England". You see it with every team in their first match. The Tunisians looked scared and disorganized, so many expected them to lose by a good margin.
"I'm not taking anything for granted regarding Tunisia".
A rampant England missed chance after chance and were made to pay when Kyle Walker was harshly penalised for an elbow on Fakhreddine Ben Youssef in the box. England were very lucky Walker was only issued a yellow card, as he could have easily been sent off for the foul he committed.