Panama pick same team for tougher test against England

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TWITTER England vs Panama Steve Holland appeared to leak the starting XI

England manager Gareth Southgate has questioned whether the media was right to publish pictures of apparent team line-up plans for the Panama game - but insisted it was "no drama". Anibal Godoy, likely to line up in midfield against the Three Lions on Sunday, told Press Association Sport that "every Panama player watches the Premier League every week".

Panama, meanwhile, are one of the worst teams in the tournament and were thoroughly beaten by Belgium thanks to a Romelu Lukaku double and one from Dries Mertens.

According to the notes, Marcus Rashford will replace Sterling with Ruben Loftus-Cheek stepping in for Dele Alli, who suffered a thigh injury against Tunisia.

Roman Torres lasted the full 90 minutes against the Belgians despite a slight injury, and should be fit once again to captain an unchanged line-up. Gareth Southgate's side struggled to break them down and they were denied two clear penalties when Harry Kane was bundled over twice.

Live stream the World Cup with a VPNIf the country where you are either isn't showing today's Engand vs Panama match or is making you pay, then there's a very simple way to get hold of the United Kingdom free live stream. If anything overcoming the circumstances are even more convincing for England than the win itself, they'll face tougher tests ahead but it does look like this team has a good tournament in them.

England beat Tunisia in their opening Group G game and know that a victory over Panama - as well as Tunisia failing to beat Belgium - would secure a place in the last 16.

"They also have a great deal of depth on the bench". His face is everywhere, from billboards, to bus stops to sports shops, Torres is most definitely a character and a superstar in Panama and he will be a goal threat even from defence.

- Panama will be the 38th different nation England have faced at a World Cup - of the previous 37, they have only lost their first meeting against five; US and Spain in 1950, Uruguay in 1954, Hungary in 1962 and Italy in 1990.

"The referee has a hard decision", Walker said.

"I wanted to make sure I was right to fight for my spot at City and never took my spot for granted in the England team".

"Obviously before, he (Southgate) did give us a couple of days as to who's playing or not, but he's going to do it tomorrow so we'll find out tomorrow".

"Who England pick is not a concern for us".

A two-time Premier League Golden Boot victor, Kane banished any remaining doubts over his ability to perform on the biggest stage for his country with the first double by an English player at the World Cup since Gary Lineker in 1990.

"The heat is different in different parts of the country and we just have to adapt to that", he said.

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