Sport

England boss Southgate plays down 'leaked' team drama

England boss Southgate plays down 'leaked' team drama

Not since 2006 have England enjoyed the serenity of winning both of their opening group games, but they need only down Panama on Sunday in Nizhny Novgorod to achieve that goal at Russian Federation 2018.

Japan became the first Asian team to beat a team from South America in the World Cup, and Senegal is one of two African teams with victories so far in the tournament.

England and Panama will face each other in the World Cup Group G match on Sunday.

Dele Alli's thigh injury that was picked up against Tunisia is likely to keep him out of the side which could pave the way for Ruben Loftus-Cheek to start after impressing as a substitute against Tunisia.

The Three Lions boss, who suffered a dislocated shoulder while out running earlier this week, played down the tactical significance of the information which was revealed.

Here's how you can watch the match and more.

This is clearly something Southgate has worked on, with his side having taken the lead within half an hour in each of their last four fixtures - and within 15 minutes in their most recent three.

Spain vs. Iran final score, recap
At the same time , Iran will take on Portugal, knowing that a win over Cristiano Ronaldo's side will be enough for them to reach the round of 16.


England now faces Panama, which is playing in its first-ever World Cup and looked overmatched in a 3-0 opening loss to Belgium. I see Panama fighting hard and preventing a massive win for England so the under 2.5 goals seems like a good bet in my opinion.

An opening 2-1 win over Tunisia in Group G got the Three Lions off to the ideal start in Russian Federation with City trio Kyle Walker, John Stones and Raheem Sterling all being part of the starting eleven. "However, I already realised they were great before the World Cup".

There was to be a twist though as in unfamiliar fashion England kept going until the very end and got their reward with a late victor.

England defender Walker echoed Southgate's sentiments and called for the togetherness within the squad to extend to the media.

"We've just got to cope with that and I feel that it is important that we are a team that keep possession of the ball, so in the heat that will be key in the moments when we need to attack with the ball and the moments where maybe we rest with possession". We're all living in a slightly false thing...like when you go on holiday with your family.

"It is going to be man versus man and we are not going to look at the names on the back of the England jerseys". "In the World Cup, maybe not".

You could say it wasn't pretty or adventurous and it certainly lacked any kind of Zlatan gold dust; but there was an understanding, togetherness and an honest work ethic which the lower division fans of the world will recognise as real life football.


loading...
  • Disney and Fox Deal Reportedly Near Antitrust Approval

    Disney and Fox Deal Reportedly Near Antitrust Approval

    The Fox sale would not include major assets such as the Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, and Fox Broadcasting Company. Disney will pay $71.3 billion in the deal, the companies announced Wednesday.
    DHS: 2,000 children separated from parents at border

    DHS: 2,000 children separated from parents at border

    This is not what America is", she said. "Congress should focus on border security and stop talking about amnesty as a solution". Bob Goodlatte, said he had spoken to Trump on Saturday and that the president "is fully committed to both of these bills".
    Shikhar Dhawan strikes brilliant unbeaten 104, India races to 158/0 at lunch

    Shikhar Dhawan strikes brilliant unbeaten 104, India races to 158/0 at lunch

    India will look at doing their bit like they do in any other Test against stronger opponents - focusing on winning the Test. Most of our matches are live on social media so they are coming through. "It's a good thing for the team".
  • Lukaku and Hazard likely to miss Group G showdown with injury concern

    Lukaku and Hazard likely to miss Group G showdown with injury concern

    It was the second-earliest goal scored by a Belgium player at a World Cup after Leopold Anoul scored in the fifth minute in 1954. England will await the result of this match with a great deal of interest with their Group G encounter with Panama on Sunday.
    Prince Harry, Meghan May Be King, Queen In Canada For This Reason

    Prince Harry, Meghan May Be King, Queen In Canada For This Reason

    The Queen and duchess were greeted by hundreds of cheering schoolchildren as they stepped off the royal train at Runcorn station. In the main floor at @ Storyhouselive , The Queen and The Duchess of Sussex sit to view a performance of "Drop in the Ocean".

    Cyberpunk 2077 gets another 14 new screenshots

    CD Projekt RED has released the first official screenshots for Cyberpunk 2077 . Each thing you do affects something, be it yourself or the world around you.
  • Cavaliers intend to keep Love next season

    Cavaliers intend to keep Love next season

    James is continuing to play at the highest level at 33 years of age and seems to be breaking or passing records with each game. They were actively taking steps to put themselves in a position to have young building blocks for a post-James world.
    England smash world record ODI score against Australia

    England smash world record ODI score against Australia

    The opening stand fetched 159 runs inside 20 overs and was broken with Roy's run out in his attempt to scamper for the second run. England's spinners - a key point of difference between the sides in this series - finished with seven wickets between them.
    How a US-China trade war might play out

    How a US-China trade war might play out

    Air freight is highly seasonal, with prices spiking in the fall as Christmas gifts are sent to stores and consumers. The Trump administration in May also assessed steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, the European Union and Mexico.
  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announce date for Prince Louis' Christening

    Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announce date for Prince Louis' Christening

    The mother-of-three is taking time off from royal engagements in order to spend time with her sons and Princess Charlotte , three. GettyRoyal baby: When is Prince Louis' christening? The trio were cheered on by congregating crowds of well-wishers.
    Audi Boss Rupert Stadler Arrested During Diesel Probe

    Audi Boss Rupert Stadler Arrested During Diesel Probe

    Munich's authorities last week slapped VW with a €1B (roughly $1.2B) fine stemming from the scandal. Audi and VW said Stadler was presumed innocent unless proved otherwise.
    Farrah Abraham Arrested for Allegedly Fighting at the Beverly Hills Hotel

    Farrah Abraham Arrested for Allegedly Fighting at the Beverly Hills Hotel

    The reality star was reportedly shouting things like, "I'm a celebrity", and, "You should know who I am", according to TMZ . She also posted a photo with businessman Mark Cuban and actress Kate Neilson. "Entrepreneur's workin even at the pool".