England will be looking to seal their berth in the round of 16 when they take on Panama in their second Group G game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on 24th June at the Nihzny Novgorod Stadium. England has had some luck on their side as their group is comparatively a bit easier with Belgium being the only side to pose any challenge to them. Also after playing their first game against Tunisia, England will have to make it two out of two against Panama to clear their path to the knockouts. Panama, on the other hand, will be giving in their everything to keep themselves alive in their first ever World Cup campaign.
English players have an altogether different level of following which will make every match of England a must watch for every football fanatic. The euphoria following a Jamie Vardy screamer or a Jesse Lingard sweet finish will undoubtedly be a highlight at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. To ensure none of the barmy armies misses out on even a second’s action of their national side, we are up with this little piece of text covering every little detail you need to know.
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Fans will be able to watch England take on Panama on their choice of device as a number of the official live stream will be available this time around. While the fans from Panama will have the luxury provided by Sky, English fans will have a choice to make between BBC and ITV. Another key channel will be FOX Sports’ website that will be streaming the game for all American fans.
England vs Panama Live Stream
DirecTV, beIN Sports, Optus Sports, Canal+, SuperSport, Kwese Sports, Sky, and Sony LIV will also be an option for fans across the globe. Fans who don’t have access to any of the official links can opt for VPN gateways available on the internet to get access to their favorite channel. Sticky Bundles like Sling TV, fubo TV, and PlayStation Vue will be a great option to watch the match for fans who don’t want to take any more of their cable’s mess.
The Group G game between England and Panama will be played on 24th June 2018 at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium with kick-off scheduled at 15:00 local time. The Nizhny Novgorod Stadium will host a total of four group stage games including this one, round of 16 matches and a quarter-final. The venue is yet to be inaugurated and has been built solely for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It is designed to seat a maximum of 44, 899 spectators.
Match: England vs Panama
When: June 24, 2018
Venue: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod (Russia)
Competition: FIFA World Cup second round
Start Time: 5.30 PM IST and 15:00 (UTC/GMT+3, local time)
England might shuffle around with their best XI given Panama’s lowly challenge. They will look to test their bench strength before the big games start for them. Panama’s only hopes, their topsy-turvy frontline, has been left reeling to find the back of the net. However, they’ve shown the world they’re a side right enough to beat any team on their day somehow. It is going to be a tricky one for England.
England Official Squad
Jack Butland, Nick Pope, Jordan Pickford; Fabian Delph, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Phil Jones, Gary Cahill; Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ashley Young, Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling; Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford, Danny Welbeck.
Panama Official Squad
Jose Calderon, Jaime Penedo, Alex Rodríguez; Felipe Baloy, Harold Cummings, Eric Davis, Fidel Escobar, Adolfo Machado, Michael Murillo, Luis Ovalle, Roman Torres; Edgar Barcenas, Armando Cooper, Anibal Godoy, Gabriel Gomez, Valentin Pimentel, Alberto Quintero, Jose Luis Rodriguez; Abdiel Arroyo, Ismael Diaz, Blas Perez, Luis Tejada, Gabriel Torres
This group G match is expected to be a delight for the England supporters whereas Panama is making a debut on the world cup stage. Therefore, they will have no shortage of inspiration to play great football and potentially cause an upset by registering their first world cup match win. However, on paper, the England team enjoys a great advantage over their opponents.
It will be the first meeting between the two sides.
Official TV Broadcast
English fans will have to crowd BBC and ITV to catch their national side take on Panama in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. For the fans from Panama, the match will be broadcasted by Sky. The live preview show will start two hours before the kick-off covering up all three games for the day. The match will be telecasted on beIN Sports in all the MENA Countries along with a few European countries including France, on FOX Sports in America, on DirecTV in Caribbean, on Sky in the Oceania, on Sony ESPN in the Asian Subcontinent, on Optus Sports in Australia, and on Canal+, SuperSport, and Kwese Sports in the Sub-Saharan Africa. It will be a big game for all the official broadcasters as England at the FIFA World have always been a highlight.
Both sides have never met each other in the past which makes Panama more of a Surprise for England. They are least aware of their opponent’s strengths, and weaknesses and Southgate will have his task cut out before the sides take to the field. Panama’s surprising victories out of nowhere against teams like Costa Rica are just a hint of what might happen with England. Upset is highly possible, but if England does stick to their strength, it will be an easy outing for them. Our final scoreline prediction is England 3-0 Panama.