The Three Lions should look confident on the pitch today after Panama’s crushing 3-0 defeat by Belgium in the opening match for Group G on Monday, June 18.
Ahead of the game, midfielder Jordan Henderson praised England’s “fantastic players” and expressed his readiness to reach the knockout stage.
He said: “When you look at our squad, we’ve got fantastic players.
“We are also a close group and I think that takes us a long way.”
Meanwhile, Panama coach Hernan Gomez appears to have resigned himself to an England victory in what is building up to be Panama’s “hardest match by far”.
He said: “Against England, we could get the same score as against Belgium or even worse.”
The England-Panama match will kickoff today (Sunday, June 24) at 1pm UK time (3pm local time) at Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
I fully expect us to beat Panama and that would give us great confidence
England’s second Group G match will broadcast live on BBC One with live pre-game coverage starting at 12.15pm.
Frank Lampard, who will co-host the BBC’s commentary, said: “I fully expect us to beat Panama and that would give us great confidence going into that last game against Belgium.”
If you have no access to terrestrial television you can live stream the World Cup game on the BBC iPlayer on desktops, smartphones or tablets.
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