World Cup 2018 – England v Panama
Where To Watch In Dubai
It’s Finally Here. The World Cup. The greatest sporting event in the world. Its Time for the Lions of England to take their game the to Panama in the second of the Group G Games. But Where in Dubai is the Best place to Watch?
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World Cup 2018 – England v Panama – What is it?
1 Game and 1 Win so far, there’s a strangely optimistic vibe coming out of the world cup camp for the first time since the 90’s.
England the youngest squad in the tournament started with a hard worked result against a well organised Tunisian Squad, can they repeat the performance again on Sunday?
When is it?
Sunday, June 24, 2018.
Where is it?
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod.
What time is kick-off?
4 pm Dubai
England squad | World Cup 2018
Jack Butland, Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gary Cahill, Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Danny Rose, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, Ashley Young
Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Jordan Henderson, Fabian Delph, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Danny Welbeck, Jamie Vardy
Tom Heaton, James Tarkowski, Lewis Cook, Jake Livermore and Adam Lallana
Panama’s squad | World Cup 2018 – England v Panama
Jaime Penedo, who started in goal in the last three qualifiers, helped the team finish second at the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2005 and in 2013, where he was named the best goalkeeper. But he has not been a regular starter recently at Dinamo Bucharest in Romania.
The 32-year-old Torres of the Seattle Sounders club is trying to get back into full shape after a knee injury. He is set to be joined in central defence by Fidel Escobar and Adolfo Machado. They will likely be flanked by Michael Murillo on the right and Eric Davis on the left.
Gabriel Gomez and Anibal Godoy are expected to assume the defensive midfield roles. Alberto Quintero is likely to play on the left and Edgar Joel Barcenas could play on the right or in the centre behind the striker to create more scoring chances.
Expect a sole striker for the Belgium and England games. Gomez will have to decide on 37-year-old Blas Perez or 29-year-old Gabriel Torres, who has had a successful season with Chilean club Huachipato. Luis Tejada, known as the “Matador” for his lethal finishing, is 36 and is another ageing option.
What do we know about the Panama line-up?
In a country better known for its baseball players and boxing champions, football will muscle into their territory when Panama make a first trip to the World Cup.
The Central Americans aren’t complete unknowns. Twice runners-up at the Concacaf Gold Cup, they qualified for the tournament in Russia by finishing ahead of the United States. That’s despite the huge disparity between the countries: Panama has only 4 million people, while the US has about 320 million.
Tougher challenges loom for Panama in June when Belgium and England are among the team’s opponents in Group G.
Roman Torres could be key to preventing Panama from leaking goals. The dreadlocked defender became a national hero after scoring the goal that clinched Panama’s World Cup place, leading to a national holiday being declared.
World Cup 2018 – England v Panama – What are they saying?
Panama coach Hernan Dario Gomez hopes his team is a “dignified rival”:
“I hope people enjoy it instead of criticising and destroying the dream that we’ve achieved.
“We have played Wales, who are more or less the same style (as England). We also played against Iran, who are like Tunisia. We have knowledge of what we’ll come up against.”
Latest Group G Table
World Cup 2018 – England v Panama – What are the odds?
- England to win 1/5
- Draw 4/1
- Panama to win 12/1
World Cup 2018 – England v Panama – What’s our prediction?
There’s an underlying belief that England can have a good go in this world cup, with a young confident squad and a manager with a more relaxed approach it’s a very different feel from previous tournaments. Panama will be a different test altogether though, maybe lacking the quality but they will be a well set up physical team and the likes of Jordan Henderson will have to stand up the presence of Panama midfield.
Overall though I believe this England team have a better cutting edge and this should see them through to the next round of the tournament which will undoubtedly follow from a second group G victory.
Predicted score: England 2 Panama 0.
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