It will all come down to the final group stage game on 28th June when Panama take on Tunisia at the right Arena. A crucial match by every aspect, the full-time whistle in this game will put a stamp on the final list of the round of 16 participants. Tunisia has just proven their mettle with a 2-2 draw against a strong Portugal side in their recent warm-up friendly. Panama, haven’t had the best of results lately and had just one more game before the World Cup, but the side is as confident as any other team going into the showpiece event.
Tunisia is on a great run of form with their last defeat dating back to January 2017. This run of form has seen them get the better of sides like Egypt and Costa Rica. It will be their fifth appearance at the FIFA World Cup, first since 2006, and they will be looking to make the most of it at any cost. Their best performance at the event dates back to 1978 when they finished 9th in the tournament. They will be looking to better their best on the back of recent performances. Panama, on the other hand, is playing the FIFA World Cup for the first time, a best all ready for them. They too will be looking to create some headlines and will surely look to avoid going back home so early.
It will be a battle of equals by every aspect. Panama’s defense matches the attacking forces of Tunisia from neck to neck while Tunisia’s defense looks good enough to handle Panama’s attacking onslaughts. Tunisia has shown their prowess in front of goal, scoring two goals against a rock solid Portuguese defense. Panama too managed a stalemate draw against Northern Ireland and was impressive defensively throughout the match. For the fans from both nations, it will be a historical game that none could afford to miss out on. With the end to end football on the cards and park the bus strategies least expected from either side, the game will have enough reasons to be a must watch game for football fans all across the globe. So, for the final time, here are all the details about the final group stage encounter of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
28th June will be a day to remember for all the football fans with matches like England vs Belgium, Panama vs Tunisia, Senegal vs Columbia, and Japan vs Poland. The day will get rounded off with Panama vs Tunisia, a match that is expected to be full of surprises. Internet will remain busy as usually with fans searching up for a streaming channel online that could help them enjoy all the action in the comfort of their choice of device. Despite the England vs Belgium kicking-off at the same time, Panama vs Tunisia will be streamed online by all of the top official broadcasters around the globe.
Tunisia vs Panama Live Streaming
The websites of FOX Sports, Kwese Sports, Canal+, Sky Pacific, BBC, ITV, DirecTV, SuperSport, Sony LIV, beIN Sports, Mediaset, and Optus Sport will stream the match concerning their geographical constraints. There will be fans who won’t have access to any of the official streaming channels listed above. For them, top VPN service providers like ExpressVPN and NordVPN will allow access to all of those channels at a nominal cost. A guide on how to use those gateways from our website will be of some help for all those fans.
Other Games to follow
Don’t miss out Japan vs Poland game on 28th June 2018.
Catch the live action between Germany vs Sweden on 23rd June 2018.
Time, Date and Venue
The last group stage game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be played between Panama and Tunisia to finalize Group H standings at the Mordovia Arena on 28th June with a scheduled kick-off at 21:00 MSK. The 44,000+ capacity stadium has bagged the hosting rights for four group stage matches, the last of which will be the one between Panama and Tunisia. The stadium is expected to be sold out as it will be the last of the group stage matches and will be one last chance to enjoy the action, especially for the local fans.
Tunisia’s 23-year-old goalkeeper, Mouez Hassen, made a string of brilliant saves and had only proven to be a big positive for the Tunisians. For Panama, Felipe Baloy will continue to carry the captain’s arm band. With Tunisia getting their attack right, it will be about how they manage to get their defense right that conceded a penalty against Portugal. Here is how the two sides may lineup for their final game.
Tunisia Probable XI
Mathlouthi (GK); Maaloul, Ben Youssef, Chemmam, Meriah; Sassi, Khazri, Sliti; Ben Youssef, Khenissi, Akaichi
Panama Probable XI
Penedo (GK); R Torres, Baloy, Machado, Cummings; Gabriel Goméz, Cooper, Quintero; Blas Pérez, Luis Tejada, Gabriel Torres
The two sides are yet to play each other on an International level.
The match will kick-off on the same time as England vs Belgium. With the other game billed higher, the Panama vs Tunisia match is expected to find a telecast on the secondary channels of all the official broadcasters except for the two nations. In America, Fox Sports will telecast the match on its secondary channel, while in the Asian Subcontinent it will be Sony ESPN. beIN Sports will have brought all the action from this one for the fans hailing from France and all the countries from the Middle East and North Africa. Elsewhere, Sky Pacific in the Oceanic countries, DirecTV in the Caribbean, BBC and ITV in the UK, Mediaset in Italy and Spain, and Optus Sports in Australia. The coverage will likely begin with a preview show two hours prior to the kick-off.
A tough one to call, but considering the recent form of both sides, Tunisia is the more likely side to end up as the winners by full time. Tunisia has got a solid defense coupled with an equally good attack. Panama is a good side too, but Tunisia will be a tough nut to crack for them. Our final scoreline prediction reads Tunisia 1-0 Panama.