However, Tunisia took advantage of the situation in around the 20 minute of the match, when England became disheveled. It's fair to say that England travel with a bad reputation for hooliganism due to a minority of their fans and they have been asked by their own authorities to respect important monuments in Volgograd.
Although the insects are harmless enough, the swarms can be a distraction.
Mertens has also been quoted in the media by stating that he has a £25million release clause - excellent value for a player that scored 22 goals from attacking midfield this season, 12 less than 2016-17's spectacular campaign.
Gomez said the team carries a big responsibility by representing the nation at a World Cup for the first time, and his biggest job is to get the players ready for the pressure they are about to face.
"The team is well-balanced, and I like to make sure we are very organised".
England teammate Ashley Young was also a tad distracted by the flying insects.
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But a victory will do for a team who are, on paper at least, good enough to go far in Russian Federation, especially after heavyweights Germany, Brazil and Argentina all slipped up over the weekend.
Not everyone was bothered, though.
"I don't expect an easy game".
Lukaku scored two goals in a six-minute span in the second half as Belgium earned a 3-0 victory over Panama in its World Cup opener yesterday. Panama is most likely to leave the tournament without attaining a single point, and even though they are a weak team, Belgium will be confident moving forward, especially since by the time they won, they were the only team of the top 16 ranked squads to come out with a win.
The Belgians had the best chances but Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku could not find a way through the Panama defence, with Penedo showing good reflexes to deny them in their country's first appearance at the World Cup finals.
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Mexico pulled back into a more defensive formation midway through the second half as players exhausted and Germany attacked. Thousands of football fans had gathered in the capital to watch Mexico's surprise 1-0 win over World Cup holders Germany .
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku scores their second goal.
"We're not favourites but, if we have a good day, we can do something good, anything can happen", he said ahead of the Group G match in Sochi.
"That first win in the World Cup is always a special moment".
"More importantly, I want to see them enjoying their football because when they do that, they can do anything on the pitch".
"And I'm sure a player like (Dedryck) Boyata is going to do well".
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