Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Monitoring, In the opening game, Cameroon came from behind to draw 3-3 with Group G rivals Serbia; then Ghana won the second match of the day, defeating South Korea 3-2 in Group H to claim their first points of the tournament so far.
This meant it was the first day with multiple five-goal games at the World Cup since 1990, when Czechoslovakia hammered the USA 5-1 and West Germany defeated Yugoslavia 4-1 on June 10.
Monday’s World Cup goal-fest in Qatar was the first with two five-goal thrillers for 32 years.
Game three meanwhile brought a 1-0 win for Brazil in their match against Switzerland, taking the goal total on Monday up to 12 thanks to Casemiro’s impressive half-volley.
Then Portugal secured a 2-0 win over Uruguay thanks to a double from Bruno Fernandes as the tally moved to 14, though Cristiano Ronaldo was left frustrated that he couldn’t get in on the act after thinking the first goal was awarded to him – only for officials to determine that he hadn’t made contact with the ball.
As well as officials, fans at home were delighted by the events unfolding on the pitch in Qatar.
One Twitter user reacted, saying: ‘What a crazy day of football already’, while another said: ‘What is going on in the World Cup today oh my days’.
A third person tweeted: ‘The football today has been unreal’.
Where to watch
Afghan fans need not miss out on any of the excitement of this year’s tournament which is being broadcast live and exclusively by Ariana Television in Afghanistan.