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Soccer Football - World Cup - Spain Training - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 19, 2018 Spain coach Fernando Hierro during training REUTERS/John Sibley
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Soccer Football - World Cup - Spain Training - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 19, 2018 Spain coach Fernando Hierro during training REUTERS/John Sibley
Soccer Football - Real Madrid present new coach Julen Lopetegui - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - June 14, 2018 New Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui poses with the shirt with president Florentino Perez during the presentation REUTERS/Juan Medina
Real Madrid present new coach Julen Lopetegui
Soccer Football - Real Madrid present new coach Julen Lopetegui - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - June 14, 2018 New Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui poses with the shirt with president Florentino Perez during the presentation REUTERS/Juan Medina
Soccer Football - Real Madrid present new coach Julen Lopetegui - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - June 14, 2018 New Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui poses with the shirt with president Florentino Perez during the presentation REUTERS/Juan Medina
Real Madrid present new coach Julen Lopetegui
Soccer Football - Real Madrid present new coach Julen Lopetegui - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - June 14, 2018 New Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui poses with the shirt with president Florentino Perez during the presentation REUTERS/Juan Medina
FILE - In this July 4, 1954 file photo, West Germany's Helmut Rahn, center with arms raised, celebrates after equalizing in the World Cup soccer final match against Hungary, at Wankdorf Stadium, in Bern, Switzerland. West Germany would go on to win the match 3-2. Once again, Germany dug deep Saturday, June 23, 2018 to eke out a victory to keep its World Cup hopes alive. It's something German teams have made a habit of at World Cups. (AP Photo/File)
With last-gasp winner, Germany adds to comeback collection
FILE - In this July 4, 1954 file photo, West Germany's Helmut Rahn, center with arms raised, celebrates after equalizing in the World Cup soccer final match against Hungary, at Wankdorf Stadium, in Bern, Switzerland. West Germany would go on to win the match 3-2. Once again, Germany dug deep Saturday, June 23, 2018 to eke out a victory to keep its World Cup hopes alive. It's something German teams have made a habit of at World Cups. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this June 14, 1970 file photo, England player Bobby Charlton, foreground and Coach Alf Ramsey look dejected, after the World Cup quarter final soccer match between England and West Germany in Leon, Mexico. Once again, Germany dug deep Saturday, June 23, 2018 to eke out a victory to keep its World Cup hopes alive. It's something German teams have made a habit of at World Cups. (AP Photo/File)
With last-gasp winner, Germany adds to comeback collection
FILE - In this June 14, 1970 file photo, England player Bobby Charlton, foreground and Coach Alf Ramsey look dejected, after the World Cup quarter final soccer match between England and West Germany in Leon, Mexico. Once again, Germany dug deep Saturday, June 23, 2018 to eke out a victory to keep its World Cup hopes alive. It's something German teams have made a habit of at World Cups. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this July 8, 1982 file photo, West Germany's Klaus Fischer scores the third goal and equalizes, in the World Cup semifinal soccer match against France, in Seville, Spain. West Germany defeated France in a penalty shoot out after a 3-3 draw. Once again, Germany dug deep Saturday, June 23, 2018 to eke out a victory to keep its World Cup hopes alive. It's something German teams have made a habit of at World Cups. (AP Photo/File)
With last-gasp winner, Germany adds to comeback collection
FILE - In this July 8, 1982 file photo, West Germany's Klaus Fischer scores the third goal and equalizes, in the World Cup semifinal soccer match against France, in Seville, Spain. West Germany defeated France in a penalty shoot out after a 3-3 draw. Once again, Germany dug deep Saturday, June 23, 2018 to eke out a victory to keep its World Cup hopes alive. It's something German teams have made a habit of at World Cups. (AP Photo/File)
Germany players reacts after their teammate Toni Kroos, scoring his side's second goal during the group F match between Germany and Sweden at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
With last-gasp winner, Germany adds to comeback collection
Germany players reacts after their teammate Toni Kroos, scoring his side's second goal during the group F match between Germany and Sweden at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Sweden players reacts after Germany's Toni Kroos, right, scores his side's second goal during the group F match between Germany and Sweden at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
With last-gasp winner, Germany adds to comeback collection
Sweden players reacts after Germany's Toni Kroos, right, scores his side's second goal during the group F match between Germany and Sweden at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
FILE - In this July 7, 1974 file photo, West Germany captain, Franz Beckenbauer holds up the World Cup trophy after his team defeated the Netherlands 2-1, in the World Cup soccer final at Munich's Olympic stadium, in West Germany. Once again, Germany dug deep Saturday, June 23, 2018 to eke out a victory to keep its World Cup hopes alive. It's something German teams have made a habit of at World Cups. (AP Photo/File)
With last-gasp winner, Germany adds to comeback collection
FILE - In this July 7, 1974 file photo, West Germany captain, Franz Beckenbauer holds up the World Cup trophy after his team defeated the Netherlands 2-1, in the World Cup soccer final at Munich's Olympic stadium, in West Germany. Once again, Germany dug deep Saturday, June 23, 2018 to eke out a victory to keep its World Cup hopes alive. It's something German teams have made a habit of at World Cups. (AP Photo/File)
Toni Kroos (izquierda) anota el gol que le dio a Alemania la victoria 2-1 ante Suecia en el partido por el Grupo F del Mundial, en Sochi, Rusia, el sábado 23 de junio de 2018. (AP Foto/Frank Augstein)
Toni Kroos (izquierda) anota el gol que le dio a Alemania la victoria 2-1 ante Suecia en el partido por el Grupo F del Mundial, en Sochi, Rusia, el sábado 23 de junio de 2018. (AP Foto/Frank Augstein)
Toni Kroos (izquierda) anota el gol que le dio a Alemania la victoria 2-1 ante Suecia en el partido por el Grupo F del Mundial, en Sochi, Rusia, el sábado 23 de junio de 2018. (AP Foto/Frank Augstein)
Former England captain Gary Lineker (AFP Photo/Anthony HARVEY)
Former England captain Gary Lineker
Former England captain Gary Lineker (AFP Photo/Anthony HARVEY)
En medio de la ola de rumores y polémicas, dos de los referentes de la Selección argentina salieron a aclarar la situación de cara a lo que viene.
Mascherano: "El ruido que hay no nos ayuda en nada"
En medio de la ola de rumores y polémicas, dos de los referentes de la Selección argentina salieron a aclarar la situación de cara a lo que viene.
<p>England’s kit is laid out </p>
England v Panama

England’s kit is laid out

<p>England fans get into the spirit of things before the game </p>
England v Panama

England fans get into the spirit of things before the game

<p>The scene is set for the big match </p>
England v Panama

The scene is set for the big match

England vs Panama, World Cup 2018 Group G clash, kicks off at 1pm on BBC 1 England team news: Gareth Southgate gives Raheem Sterling another chance against Panama You are the VAR: Think you can do better than the World Cup referees? Test yourself here Get Telegraph Football WhatsApp for in-match analysis and talking points throughout the World Cup Betting guide: predictions and tips for England v Panama > WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article 11:13AM England missed a spectacular night in St Petersburg People watch fireworks and a brig with scarlet sails on the Neva River during the Scarlet Sails festivities marking school graduation in St Petersburg Credit: Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky 11:07AM Team news Matt Scott reports that England will make only one change rather than the anticipated two and that Raheem Sterling, scorer of 18 Premier League goals and provider of 11 Premier League assists en route to the title last year, has been retained in the starting XI. Read the full story here. Raheem Sterling will start his fourth World Cup match for England and second in succession in Nizhny Novgorod against Panama Credit: Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images 10:55AM England's qualification game In an intriguing twist to Wonderful World, Gareth Southgate adapted the words of Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert and Lou Adler to say history is not the important thing for this team’. Biology? Science book? The French they took? Word came there none. The only thing that matters, he says, is making their own history and they can certainly share an achievement today if they defeat Panama and join ‘Ron’s 22’ from 1982 and Sven’s band of Baden-Baden Charlie Big Potatoes from 2006 as England sides who have won their opening two group games at a World Cup. The England manager, by contrast with his players, is a student of history (no word on geography, trigonometry, algebra or what a slide rule is for). Southgate is known to the friends he grew up with at Crystal Palace as ‘'Nord’, a name bestowed on him by Wally Downes, but it is one that reflects the observational sharpness of a dressing-room wit. The young Gareth, with his eight O-levels and relatively affluent upbringing in Crawley, contrasted markedly with his more cocky and shrewdly streetwise South London contemporaries in the Palace youth team. His considered, unhurried way of speaking reminded Downes of Denis Norden, erstwhile co-writer of Take It From Here and a regular TV face hosting It’ll be Alright on the Night and speaking with his mouth full while selling Nuttall’s Mintoes. In an age when anyone in the game who spoke measuredly or enjoyed reading was instantly derided as ‘Prof’ or ‘Brains’, a descendant of the old Army contempt for ‘book learning’ characterised in It Ain’t Half Hot Mum’s ‘Mr La-Di-Dah Gunner Graham’, ‘Nord’ was a cut above. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage It stuck but his greenness did not. With the help of the goalkeeper Andy Woodman, the Hush Puppies and Ronnie Corbett golf sweaters that were so mocked behind his back were eased out and a lifelong friendship chronicled in a joint autobiography, Woody and Nord, nurtured them both. Southgate’s intelligence and application benefited him, too, and he became the youngest full-time captain in the country in 1993-94, the season he led Palace back into the Premier League. After Palace’s relegation in 1995, Southgate left in the summer for Aston Villa where he expected to join Andy Townsend and Ian Taylor in his usual central midfield role. So did Brian Little, the man who signed him for £2.5 million, but a fortnight later could not resist buying Mark Draper when Leicester finally agreed to sell. Little, an underrated, strangely neglected manager, put him between Ugo Ehiogu and Paul McGrath in a back-three, a move so successful that England called him up after only eight games in the position. Not what he seems: Gareth Southgate Credit: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images When Des Walker lost his aura of impregnability in the early Nineties, England reverted to type at the back, ‘head-on-a-stick’ centre-halfs, as Gary Lineker called them, or export maypoles, the static object around which foreigners would dance. Terry Venables wanted something more progressive, a centre-back who was comfortable moving out of defence to pick up opponents attacking from deeper positions. Southgate flourished in the role and, despite the penalty miss in the Euro 96 semi-final that will forever shadow him, continued to perform astutely in Glenn Hoddle’s sides, never better than during the 0-0 draw with Italy that secured qualification for the 1998 World Cup. His game continued to evolve well into his thirties, becoming as accomplished an orthodox central defender in a back-four as he had been in a three and it is a testament to his quality and durability that when Rio Ferdinand was banned for missing a drugs test in 2003, Sir Alex Ferguson immediately tried to sign the 33-year-old from Middlesbrough. How England can get the job done against physical Panama Looking back it seems obvious that he was born to manage but given that he has moved at the Football Association from Head of Elite Development to Under-21 head coach to England manager, it is odd to recall that he succeeded Steve McClaren at the Riverside without a Pro Licence, in the face of much opposition from the League Managers Association, and had to qualify on the job. Southgate looks the model of a modern coach, even down to the DH Lawrence beard - cosmopolitan, flexible and cerebral. Yet there are echoes too of Malcolm Allison and Dave Sexton, whose undervalued toughness complemented their sprightly creativity and aptitude for teaching. But don’t be fooled by appearance. Twice in the past he has identified that inspiration is key - first when he witheringly said of Eriksson’s half-time team-talk when England had just conceded a stoppage-time equaliser in the 2002 World Cup quarter-final: “We were expecting Winston Churchill and instead got Iain Duncan Smith.” And then again in 2006 when advocating a successor for Eriksson: “I want an Englishman who’s going to say: ‘Remember Churchill.’” If anyone in Nizhny Novgorod hears strains of ‘We shall fight on the beaches’ delivered in the extraordinary, deliberate tones of Denis Norden this afternoon, there can be only one culprit: a man who continues to defy all preconceptions. As for Panama, who fought bravely against Belgium, kettled them and hobbled them with some cynical and wild tackles, the 30C heat in the city once known as Gorky after Maxim, though Sorrento and Capri had similar claims over the writer, should have a greater toll on much older legs. They are a veteran side, a tough side and play with genuinely intimidating muscular athleticism. Any thoughts that they may trial a new approach here have been thoroughly debunked by their veteran defensive midfielder Gabriel Gomez. “We are men, we are aggressive,” he said. “Football is played with aggression, with desire. We are a team that knows how to play and when we have to fight, we fight.” For all that, they are pretty enlightened technically if not always tactically and can open up a defence with decent movement - at no great pace - and some inspired passing angles. Against Belgium they were unable to commit runners consistently to help out their lone 37-year-old forward and settled for an attritional scrap that frustrated world-class talents such as Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne and made them look pedestrian. It took a terrific strike from Dries Mertens to prise Panama’s vice-grip around their throats early in the second half after a stultifying first 45 minutes. Class will out but England and their supporters will have to be patient.
England vs Panama, World Cup 2018: live score and latest updates
England vs Panama, World Cup 2018 Group G clash, kicks off at 1pm on BBC 1 England team news: Gareth Southgate gives Raheem Sterling another chance against Panama You are the VAR: Think you can do better than the World Cup referees? Test yourself here Get Telegraph Football WhatsApp for in-match analysis and talking points throughout the World Cup Betting guide: predictions and tips for England v Panama > WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article 11:13AM England missed a spectacular night in St Petersburg People watch fireworks and a brig with scarlet sails on the Neva River during the Scarlet Sails festivities marking school graduation in St Petersburg Credit: Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky 11:07AM Team news Matt Scott reports that England will make only one change rather than the anticipated two and that Raheem Sterling, scorer of 18 Premier League goals and provider of 11 Premier League assists en route to the title last year, has been retained in the starting XI. Read the full story here. Raheem Sterling will start his fourth World Cup match for England and second in succession in Nizhny Novgorod against Panama Credit: Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images 10:55AM England's qualification game In an intriguing twist to Wonderful World, Gareth Southgate adapted the words of Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert and Lou Adler to say history is not the important thing for this team’. Biology? Science book? The French they took? Word came there none. The only thing that matters, he says, is making their own history and they can certainly share an achievement today if they defeat Panama and join ‘Ron’s 22’ from 1982 and Sven’s band of Baden-Baden Charlie Big Potatoes from 2006 as England sides who have won their opening two group games at a World Cup. The England manager, by contrast with his players, is a student of history (no word on geography, trigonometry, algebra or what a slide rule is for). Southgate is known to the friends he grew up with at Crystal Palace as ‘'Nord’, a name bestowed on him by Wally Downes, but it is one that reflects the observational sharpness of a dressing-room wit. The young Gareth, with his eight O-levels and relatively affluent upbringing in Crawley, contrasted markedly with his more cocky and shrewdly streetwise South London contemporaries in the Palace youth team. His considered, unhurried way of speaking reminded Downes of Denis Norden, erstwhile co-writer of Take It From Here and a regular TV face hosting It’ll be Alright on the Night and speaking with his mouth full while selling Nuttall’s Mintoes. In an age when anyone in the game who spoke measuredly or enjoyed reading was instantly derided as ‘Prof’ or ‘Brains’, a descendant of the old Army contempt for ‘book learning’ characterised in It Ain’t Half Hot Mum’s ‘Mr La-Di-Dah Gunner Graham’, ‘Nord’ was a cut above. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage It stuck but his greenness did not. With the help of the goalkeeper Andy Woodman, the Hush Puppies and Ronnie Corbett golf sweaters that were so mocked behind his back were eased out and a lifelong friendship chronicled in a joint autobiography, Woody and Nord, nurtured them both. Southgate’s intelligence and application benefited him, too, and he became the youngest full-time captain in the country in 1993-94, the season he led Palace back into the Premier League. After Palace’s relegation in 1995, Southgate left in the summer for Aston Villa where he expected to join Andy Townsend and Ian Taylor in his usual central midfield role. So did Brian Little, the man who signed him for £2.5 million, but a fortnight later could not resist buying Mark Draper when Leicester finally agreed to sell. Little, an underrated, strangely neglected manager, put him between Ugo Ehiogu and Paul McGrath in a back-three, a move so successful that England called him up after only eight games in the position. Not what he seems: Gareth Southgate Credit: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images When Des Walker lost his aura of impregnability in the early Nineties, England reverted to type at the back, ‘head-on-a-stick’ centre-halfs, as Gary Lineker called them, or export maypoles, the static object around which foreigners would dance. Terry Venables wanted something more progressive, a centre-back who was comfortable moving out of defence to pick up opponents attacking from deeper positions. Southgate flourished in the role and, despite the penalty miss in the Euro 96 semi-final that will forever shadow him, continued to perform astutely in Glenn Hoddle’s sides, never better than during the 0-0 draw with Italy that secured qualification for the 1998 World Cup. His game continued to evolve well into his thirties, becoming as accomplished an orthodox central defender in a back-four as he had been in a three and it is a testament to his quality and durability that when Rio Ferdinand was banned for missing a drugs test in 2003, Sir Alex Ferguson immediately tried to sign the 33-year-old from Middlesbrough. How England can get the job done against physical Panama Looking back it seems obvious that he was born to manage but given that he has moved at the Football Association from Head of Elite Development to Under-21 head coach to England manager, it is odd to recall that he succeeded Steve McClaren at the Riverside without a Pro Licence, in the face of much opposition from the League Managers Association, and had to qualify on the job. Southgate looks the model of a modern coach, even down to the DH Lawrence beard - cosmopolitan, flexible and cerebral. Yet there are echoes too of Malcolm Allison and Dave Sexton, whose undervalued toughness complemented their sprightly creativity and aptitude for teaching. But don’t be fooled by appearance. Twice in the past he has identified that inspiration is key - first when he witheringly said of Eriksson’s half-time team-talk when England had just conceded a stoppage-time equaliser in the 2002 World Cup quarter-final: “We were expecting Winston Churchill and instead got Iain Duncan Smith.” And then again in 2006 when advocating a successor for Eriksson: “I want an Englishman who’s going to say: ‘Remember Churchill.’” If anyone in Nizhny Novgorod hears strains of ‘We shall fight on the beaches’ delivered in the extraordinary, deliberate tones of Denis Norden this afternoon, there can be only one culprit: a man who continues to defy all preconceptions. As for Panama, who fought bravely against Belgium, kettled them and hobbled them with some cynical and wild tackles, the 30C heat in the city once known as Gorky after Maxim, though Sorrento and Capri had similar claims over the writer, should have a greater toll on much older legs. They are a veteran side, a tough side and play with genuinely intimidating muscular athleticism. Any thoughts that they may trial a new approach here have been thoroughly debunked by their veteran defensive midfielder Gabriel Gomez. “We are men, we are aggressive,” he said. “Football is played with aggression, with desire. We are a team that knows how to play and when we have to fight, we fight.” For all that, they are pretty enlightened technically if not always tactically and can open up a defence with decent movement - at no great pace - and some inspired passing angles. Against Belgium they were unable to commit runners consistently to help out their lone 37-year-old forward and settled for an attritional scrap that frustrated world-class talents such as Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne and made them look pedestrian. It took a terrific strike from Dries Mertens to prise Panama’s vice-grip around their throats early in the second half after a stultifying first 45 minutes. Class will out but England and their supporters will have to be patient.
England vs Panama, World Cup 2018 Group G clash, kicks off at 1pm on BBC 1 England team news: Gareth Southgate gives Raheem Sterling another chance against Panama You are the VAR: Think you can do better than the World Cup referees? Test yourself here Get Telegraph Football WhatsApp for in-match analysis and talking points throughout the World Cup Betting guide: predictions and tips for England v Panama > WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article 11:13AM England missed a spectacular night in St Petersburg People watch fireworks and a brig with scarlet sails on the Neva River during the Scarlet Sails festivities marking school graduation in St Petersburg Credit: Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky 11:07AM Team news Matt Scott reports that England will make only one change rather than the anticipated two and that Raheem Sterling, scorer of 18 Premier League goals and provider of 11 Premier League assists en route to the title last year, has been retained in the starting XI. Read the full story here. Raheem Sterling will start his fourth World Cup match for England and second in succession in Nizhny Novgorod against Panama Credit: Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images 10:55AM England's qualification game In an intriguing twist to Wonderful World, Gareth Southgate adapted the words of Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert and Lou Adler to say history is not the important thing for this team’. Biology? Science book? The French they took? Word came there none. The only thing that matters, he says, is making their own history and they can certainly share an achievement today if they defeat Panama and join ‘Ron’s 22’ from 1982 and Sven’s band of Baden-Baden Charlie Big Potatoes from 2006 as England sides who have won their opening two group games at a World Cup. The England manager, by contrast with his players, is a student of history (no word on geography, trigonometry, algebra or what a slide rule is for). Southgate is known to the friends he grew up with at Crystal Palace as ‘'Nord’, a name bestowed on him by Wally Downes, but it is one that reflects the observational sharpness of a dressing-room wit. The young Gareth, with his eight O-levels and relatively affluent upbringing in Crawley, contrasted markedly with his more cocky and shrewdly streetwise South London contemporaries in the Palace youth team. His considered, unhurried way of speaking reminded Downes of Denis Norden, erstwhile co-writer of Take It From Here and a regular TV face hosting It’ll be Alright on the Night and speaking with his mouth full while selling Nuttall’s Mintoes. In an age when anyone in the game who spoke measuredly or enjoyed reading was instantly derided as ‘Prof’ or ‘Brains’, a descendant of the old Army contempt for ‘book learning’ characterised in It Ain’t Half Hot Mum’s ‘Mr La-Di-Dah Gunner Graham’, ‘Nord’ was a cut above. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage It stuck but his greenness did not. With the help of the goalkeeper Andy Woodman, the Hush Puppies and Ronnie Corbett golf sweaters that were so mocked behind his back were eased out and a lifelong friendship chronicled in a joint autobiography, Woody and Nord, nurtured them both. Southgate’s intelligence and application benefited him, too, and he became the youngest full-time captain in the country in 1993-94, the season he led Palace back into the Premier League. After Palace’s relegation in 1995, Southgate left in the summer for Aston Villa where he expected to join Andy Townsend and Ian Taylor in his usual central midfield role. So did Brian Little, the man who signed him for £2.5 million, but a fortnight later could not resist buying Mark Draper when Leicester finally agreed to sell. Little, an underrated, strangely neglected manager, put him between Ugo Ehiogu and Paul McGrath in a back-three, a move so successful that England called him up after only eight games in the position. Not what he seems: Gareth Southgate Credit: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images When Des Walker lost his aura of impregnability in the early Nineties, England reverted to type at the back, ‘head-on-a-stick’ centre-halfs, as Gary Lineker called them, or export maypoles, the static object around which foreigners would dance. Terry Venables wanted something more progressive, a centre-back who was comfortable moving out of defence to pick up opponents attacking from deeper positions. Southgate flourished in the role and, despite the penalty miss in the Euro 96 semi-final that will forever shadow him, continued to perform astutely in Glenn Hoddle’s sides, never better than during the 0-0 draw with Italy that secured qualification for the 1998 World Cup. His game continued to evolve well into his thirties, becoming as accomplished an orthodox central defender in a back-four as he had been in a three and it is a testament to his quality and durability that when Rio Ferdinand was banned for missing a drugs test in 2003, Sir Alex Ferguson immediately tried to sign the 33-year-old from Middlesbrough. How England can get the job done against physical Panama Looking back it seems obvious that he was born to manage but given that he has moved at the Football Association from Head of Elite Development to Under-21 head coach to England manager, it is odd to recall that he succeeded Steve McClaren at the Riverside without a Pro Licence, in the face of much opposition from the League Managers Association, and had to qualify on the job. Southgate looks the model of a modern coach, even down to the DH Lawrence beard - cosmopolitan, flexible and cerebral. Yet there are echoes too of Malcolm Allison and Dave Sexton, whose undervalued toughness complemented their sprightly creativity and aptitude for teaching. But don’t be fooled by appearance. Twice in the past he has identified that inspiration is key - first when he witheringly said of Eriksson’s half-time team-talk when England had just conceded a stoppage-time equaliser in the 2002 World Cup quarter-final: “We were expecting Winston Churchill and instead got Iain Duncan Smith.” And then again in 2006 when advocating a successor for Eriksson: “I want an Englishman who’s going to say: ‘Remember Churchill.’” If anyone in Nizhny Novgorod hears strains of ‘We shall fight on the beaches’ delivered in the extraordinary, deliberate tones of Denis Norden this afternoon, there can be only one culprit: a man who continues to defy all preconceptions. As for Panama, who fought bravely against Belgium, kettled them and hobbled them with some cynical and wild tackles, the 30C heat in the city once known as Gorky after Maxim, though Sorrento and Capri had similar claims over the writer, should have a greater toll on much older legs. They are a veteran side, a tough side and play with genuinely intimidating muscular athleticism. Any thoughts that they may trial a new approach here have been thoroughly debunked by their veteran defensive midfielder Gabriel Gomez. “We are men, we are aggressive,” he said. “Football is played with aggression, with desire. We are a team that knows how to play and when we have to fight, we fight.” For all that, they are pretty enlightened technically if not always tactically and can open up a defence with decent movement - at no great pace - and some inspired passing angles. Against Belgium they were unable to commit runners consistently to help out their lone 37-year-old forward and settled for an attritional scrap that frustrated world-class talents such as Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne and made them look pedestrian. It took a terrific strike from Dries Mertens to prise Panama’s vice-grip around their throats early in the second half after a stultifying first 45 minutes. Class will out but England and their supporters will have to be patient.
England vs Panama, World Cup 2018: live score and latest updates
England vs Panama, World Cup 2018 Group G clash, kicks off at 1pm on BBC 1 England team news: Gareth Southgate gives Raheem Sterling another chance against Panama You are the VAR: Think you can do better than the World Cup referees? Test yourself here Get Telegraph Football WhatsApp for in-match analysis and talking points throughout the World Cup Betting guide: predictions and tips for England v Panama > WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article 11:13AM England missed a spectacular night in St Petersburg People watch fireworks and a brig with scarlet sails on the Neva River during the Scarlet Sails festivities marking school graduation in St Petersburg Credit: Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky 11:07AM Team news Matt Scott reports that England will make only one change rather than the anticipated two and that Raheem Sterling, scorer of 18 Premier League goals and provider of 11 Premier League assists en route to the title last year, has been retained in the starting XI. Read the full story here. Raheem Sterling will start his fourth World Cup match for England and second in succession in Nizhny Novgorod against Panama Credit: Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images 10:55AM England's qualification game In an intriguing twist to Wonderful World, Gareth Southgate adapted the words of Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert and Lou Adler to say history is not the important thing for this team’. Biology? Science book? The French they took? Word came there none. The only thing that matters, he says, is making their own history and they can certainly share an achievement today if they defeat Panama and join ‘Ron’s 22’ from 1982 and Sven’s band of Baden-Baden Charlie Big Potatoes from 2006 as England sides who have won their opening two group games at a World Cup. The England manager, by contrast with his players, is a student of history (no word on geography, trigonometry, algebra or what a slide rule is for). Southgate is known to the friends he grew up with at Crystal Palace as ‘'Nord’, a name bestowed on him by Wally Downes, but it is one that reflects the observational sharpness of a dressing-room wit. The young Gareth, with his eight O-levels and relatively affluent upbringing in Crawley, contrasted markedly with his more cocky and shrewdly streetwise South London contemporaries in the Palace youth team. His considered, unhurried way of speaking reminded Downes of Denis Norden, erstwhile co-writer of Take It From Here and a regular TV face hosting It’ll be Alright on the Night and speaking with his mouth full while selling Nuttall’s Mintoes. In an age when anyone in the game who spoke measuredly or enjoyed reading was instantly derided as ‘Prof’ or ‘Brains’, a descendant of the old Army contempt for ‘book learning’ characterised in It Ain’t Half Hot Mum’s ‘Mr La-Di-Dah Gunner Graham’, ‘Nord’ was a cut above. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage It stuck but his greenness did not. With the help of the goalkeeper Andy Woodman, the Hush Puppies and Ronnie Corbett golf sweaters that were so mocked behind his back were eased out and a lifelong friendship chronicled in a joint autobiography, Woody and Nord, nurtured them both. Southgate’s intelligence and application benefited him, too, and he became the youngest full-time captain in the country in 1993-94, the season he led Palace back into the Premier League. After Palace’s relegation in 1995, Southgate left in the summer for Aston Villa where he expected to join Andy Townsend and Ian Taylor in his usual central midfield role. So did Brian Little, the man who signed him for £2.5 million, but a fortnight later could not resist buying Mark Draper when Leicester finally agreed to sell. Little, an underrated, strangely neglected manager, put him between Ugo Ehiogu and Paul McGrath in a back-three, a move so successful that England called him up after only eight games in the position. Not what he seems: Gareth Southgate Credit: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images When Des Walker lost his aura of impregnability in the early Nineties, England reverted to type at the back, ‘head-on-a-stick’ centre-halfs, as Gary Lineker called them, or export maypoles, the static object around which foreigners would dance. Terry Venables wanted something more progressive, a centre-back who was comfortable moving out of defence to pick up opponents attacking from deeper positions. Southgate flourished in the role and, despite the penalty miss in the Euro 96 semi-final that will forever shadow him, continued to perform astutely in Glenn Hoddle’s sides, never better than during the 0-0 draw with Italy that secured qualification for the 1998 World Cup. His game continued to evolve well into his thirties, becoming as accomplished an orthodox central defender in a back-four as he had been in a three and it is a testament to his quality and durability that when Rio Ferdinand was banned for missing a drugs test in 2003, Sir Alex Ferguson immediately tried to sign the 33-year-old from Middlesbrough. How England can get the job done against physical Panama Looking back it seems obvious that he was born to manage but given that he has moved at the Football Association from Head of Elite Development to Under-21 head coach to England manager, it is odd to recall that he succeeded Steve McClaren at the Riverside without a Pro Licence, in the face of much opposition from the League Managers Association, and had to qualify on the job. Southgate looks the model of a modern coach, even down to the DH Lawrence beard - cosmopolitan, flexible and cerebral. Yet there are echoes too of Malcolm Allison and Dave Sexton, whose undervalued toughness complemented their sprightly creativity and aptitude for teaching. But don’t be fooled by appearance. Twice in the past he has identified that inspiration is key - first when he witheringly said of Eriksson’s half-time team-talk when England had just conceded a stoppage-time equaliser in the 2002 World Cup quarter-final: “We were expecting Winston Churchill and instead got Iain Duncan Smith.” And then again in 2006 when advocating a successor for Eriksson: “I want an Englishman who’s going to say: ‘Remember Churchill.’” If anyone in Nizhny Novgorod hears strains of ‘We shall fight on the beaches’ delivered in the extraordinary, deliberate tones of Denis Norden this afternoon, there can be only one culprit: a man who continues to defy all preconceptions. As for Panama, who fought bravely against Belgium, kettled them and hobbled them with some cynical and wild tackles, the 30C heat in the city once known as Gorky after Maxim, though Sorrento and Capri had similar claims over the writer, should have a greater toll on much older legs. They are a veteran side, a tough side and play with genuinely intimidating muscular athleticism. Any thoughts that they may trial a new approach here have been thoroughly debunked by their veteran defensive midfielder Gabriel Gomez. “We are men, we are aggressive,” he said. “Football is played with aggression, with desire. We are a team that knows how to play and when we have to fight, we fight.” For all that, they are pretty enlightened technically if not always tactically and can open up a defence with decent movement - at no great pace - and some inspired passing angles. Against Belgium they were unable to commit runners consistently to help out their lone 37-year-old forward and settled for an attritional scrap that frustrated world-class talents such as Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne and made them look pedestrian. It took a terrific strike from Dries Mertens to prise Panama’s vice-grip around their throats early in the second half after a stultifying first 45 minutes. Class will out but England and their supporters will have to be patient.
England vs Panama, World Cup 2018 Group G clash, kicks off at 1pm on BBC 1 England team news: Gareth Southgate gives Raheem Sterling another chance against Panama You are the VAR: Think you can do better than the World Cup referees? Test yourself here Get Telegraph Football WhatsApp for in-match analysis and talking points throughout the World Cup Betting guide: predictions and tips for England v Panama > WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article 11:13AM England missed a spectacular night in St Petersburg People watch fireworks and a brig with scarlet sails on the Neva River during the Scarlet Sails festivities marking school graduation in St Petersburg Credit: Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky 11:07AM Team news Matt Scott reports that England will make only one change rather than the anticipated two and that Raheem Sterling, scorer of 18 Premier League goals and provider of 11 Premier League assists en route to the title last year, has been retained in the starting XI. Read the full story here. Raheem Sterling will start his fourth World Cup match for England and second in succession in Nizhny Novgorod against Panama Credit: Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images 10:55AM England's qualification game In an intriguing twist to Wonderful World, Gareth Southgate adapted the words of Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert and Lou Adler to say history is not the important thing for this team’. Biology? Science book? The French they took? Word came there none. The only thing that matters, he says, is making their own history and they can certainly share an achievement today if they defeat Panama and join ‘Ron’s 22’ from 1982 and Sven’s band of Baden-Baden Charlie Big Potatoes from 2006 as England sides who have won their opening two group games at a World Cup. The England manager, by contrast with his players, is a student of history (no word on geography, trigonometry, algebra or what a slide rule is for). Southgate is known to the friends he grew up with at Crystal Palace as ‘'Nord’, a name bestowed on him by Wally Downes, but it is one that reflects the observational sharpness of a dressing-room wit. The young Gareth, with his eight O-levels and relatively affluent upbringing in Crawley, contrasted markedly with his more cocky and shrewdly streetwise South London contemporaries in the Palace youth team. His considered, unhurried way of speaking reminded Downes of Denis Norden, erstwhile co-writer of Take It From Here and a regular TV face hosting It’ll be Alright on the Night and speaking with his mouth full while selling Nuttall’s Mintoes. In an age when anyone in the game who spoke measuredly or enjoyed reading was instantly derided as ‘Prof’ or ‘Brains’, a descendant of the old Army contempt for ‘book learning’ characterised in It Ain’t Half Hot Mum’s ‘Mr La-Di-Dah Gunner Graham’, ‘Nord’ was a cut above. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage It stuck but his greenness did not. With the help of the goalkeeper Andy Woodman, the Hush Puppies and Ronnie Corbett golf sweaters that were so mocked behind his back were eased out and a lifelong friendship chronicled in a joint autobiography, Woody and Nord, nurtured them both. Southgate’s intelligence and application benefited him, too, and he became the youngest full-time captain in the country in 1993-94, the season he led Palace back into the Premier League. After Palace’s relegation in 1995, Southgate left in the summer for Aston Villa where he expected to join Andy Townsend and Ian Taylor in his usual central midfield role. So did Brian Little, the man who signed him for £2.5 million, but a fortnight later could not resist buying Mark Draper when Leicester finally agreed to sell. Little, an underrated, strangely neglected manager, put him between Ugo Ehiogu and Paul McGrath in a back-three, a move so successful that England called him up after only eight games in the position. Not what he seems: Gareth Southgate Credit: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images When Des Walker lost his aura of impregnability in the early Nineties, England reverted to type at the back, ‘head-on-a-stick’ centre-halfs, as Gary Lineker called them, or export maypoles, the static object around which foreigners would dance. Terry Venables wanted something more progressive, a centre-back who was comfortable moving out of defence to pick up opponents attacking from deeper positions. Southgate flourished in the role and, despite the penalty miss in the Euro 96 semi-final that will forever shadow him, continued to perform astutely in Glenn Hoddle’s sides, never better than during the 0-0 draw with Italy that secured qualification for the 1998 World Cup. His game continued to evolve well into his thirties, becoming as accomplished an orthodox central defender in a back-four as he had been in a three and it is a testament to his quality and durability that when Rio Ferdinand was banned for missing a drugs test in 2003, Sir Alex Ferguson immediately tried to sign the 33-year-old from Middlesbrough. How England can get the job done against physical Panama Looking back it seems obvious that he was born to manage but given that he has moved at the Football Association from Head of Elite Development to Under-21 head coach to England manager, it is odd to recall that he succeeded Steve McClaren at the Riverside without a Pro Licence, in the face of much opposition from the League Managers Association, and had to qualify on the job. Southgate looks the model of a modern coach, even down to the DH Lawrence beard - cosmopolitan, flexible and cerebral. Yet there are echoes too of Malcolm Allison and Dave Sexton, whose undervalued toughness complemented their sprightly creativity and aptitude for teaching. But don’t be fooled by appearance. Twice in the past he has identified that inspiration is key - first when he witheringly said of Eriksson’s half-time team-talk when England had just conceded a stoppage-time equaliser in the 2002 World Cup quarter-final: “We were expecting Winston Churchill and instead got Iain Duncan Smith.” And then again in 2006 when advocating a successor for Eriksson: “I want an Englishman who’s going to say: ‘Remember Churchill.’” If anyone in Nizhny Novgorod hears strains of ‘We shall fight on the beaches’ delivered in the extraordinary, deliberate tones of Denis Norden this afternoon, there can be only one culprit: a man who continues to defy all preconceptions. As for Panama, who fought bravely against Belgium, kettled them and hobbled them with some cynical and wild tackles, the 30C heat in the city once known as Gorky after Maxim, though Sorrento and Capri had similar claims over the writer, should have a greater toll on much older legs. They are a veteran side, a tough side and play with genuinely intimidating muscular athleticism. Any thoughts that they may trial a new approach here have been thoroughly debunked by their veteran defensive midfielder Gabriel Gomez. “We are men, we are aggressive,” he said. “Football is played with aggression, with desire. We are a team that knows how to play and when we have to fight, we fight.” For all that, they are pretty enlightened technically if not always tactically and can open up a defence with decent movement - at no great pace - and some inspired passing angles. Against Belgium they were unable to commit runners consistently to help out their lone 37-year-old forward and settled for an attritional scrap that frustrated world-class talents such as Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne and made them look pedestrian. It took a terrific strike from Dries Mertens to prise Panama’s vice-grip around their throats early in the second half after a stultifying first 45 minutes. Class will out but England and their supporters will have to be patient.
England vs Panama, World Cup 2018: live score and latest updates
England vs Panama, World Cup 2018 Group G clash, kicks off at 1pm on BBC 1 England team news: Gareth Southgate gives Raheem Sterling another chance against Panama You are the VAR: Think you can do better than the World Cup referees? Test yourself here Get Telegraph Football WhatsApp for in-match analysis and talking points throughout the World Cup Betting guide: predictions and tips for England v Panama > WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article 11:13AM England missed a spectacular night in St Petersburg People watch fireworks and a brig with scarlet sails on the Neva River during the Scarlet Sails festivities marking school graduation in St Petersburg Credit: Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky 11:07AM Team news Matt Scott reports that England will make only one change rather than the anticipated two and that Raheem Sterling, scorer of 18 Premier League goals and provider of 11 Premier League assists en route to the title last year, has been retained in the starting XI. Read the full story here. Raheem Sterling will start his fourth World Cup match for England and second in succession in Nizhny Novgorod against Panama Credit: Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images 10:55AM England's qualification game In an intriguing twist to Wonderful World, Gareth Southgate adapted the words of Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert and Lou Adler to say history is not the important thing for this team’. Biology? Science book? The French they took? Word came there none. The only thing that matters, he says, is making their own history and they can certainly share an achievement today if they defeat Panama and join ‘Ron’s 22’ from 1982 and Sven’s band of Baden-Baden Charlie Big Potatoes from 2006 as England sides who have won their opening two group games at a World Cup. The England manager, by contrast with his players, is a student of history (no word on geography, trigonometry, algebra or what a slide rule is for). Southgate is known to the friends he grew up with at Crystal Palace as ‘'Nord’, a name bestowed on him by Wally Downes, but it is one that reflects the observational sharpness of a dressing-room wit. The young Gareth, with his eight O-levels and relatively affluent upbringing in Crawley, contrasted markedly with his more cocky and shrewdly streetwise South London contemporaries in the Palace youth team. His considered, unhurried way of speaking reminded Downes of Denis Norden, erstwhile co-writer of Take It From Here and a regular TV face hosting It’ll be Alright on the Night and speaking with his mouth full while selling Nuttall’s Mintoes. In an age when anyone in the game who spoke measuredly or enjoyed reading was instantly derided as ‘Prof’ or ‘Brains’, a descendant of the old Army contempt for ‘book learning’ characterised in It Ain’t Half Hot Mum’s ‘Mr La-Di-Dah Gunner Graham’, ‘Nord’ was a cut above. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage It stuck but his greenness did not. With the help of the goalkeeper Andy Woodman, the Hush Puppies and Ronnie Corbett golf sweaters that were so mocked behind his back were eased out and a lifelong friendship chronicled in a joint autobiography, Woody and Nord, nurtured them both. Southgate’s intelligence and application benefited him, too, and he became the youngest full-time captain in the country in 1993-94, the season he led Palace back into the Premier League. After Palace’s relegation in 1995, Southgate left in the summer for Aston Villa where he expected to join Andy Townsend and Ian Taylor in his usual central midfield role. So did Brian Little, the man who signed him for £2.5 million, but a fortnight later could not resist buying Mark Draper when Leicester finally agreed to sell. Little, an underrated, strangely neglected manager, put him between Ugo Ehiogu and Paul McGrath in a back-three, a move so successful that England called him up after only eight games in the position. Not what he seems: Gareth Southgate Credit: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images When Des Walker lost his aura of impregnability in the early Nineties, England reverted to type at the back, ‘head-on-a-stick’ centre-halfs, as Gary Lineker called them, or export maypoles, the static object around which foreigners would dance. Terry Venables wanted something more progressive, a centre-back who was comfortable moving out of defence to pick up opponents attacking from deeper positions. Southgate flourished in the role and, despite the penalty miss in the Euro 96 semi-final that will forever shadow him, continued to perform astutely in Glenn Hoddle’s sides, never better than during the 0-0 draw with Italy that secured qualification for the 1998 World Cup. His game continued to evolve well into his thirties, becoming as accomplished an orthodox central defender in a back-four as he had been in a three and it is a testament to his quality and durability that when Rio Ferdinand was banned for missing a drugs test in 2003, Sir Alex Ferguson immediately tried to sign the 33-year-old from Middlesbrough. How England can get the job done against physical Panama Looking back it seems obvious that he was born to manage but given that he has moved at the Football Association from Head of Elite Development to Under-21 head coach to England manager, it is odd to recall that he succeeded Steve McClaren at the Riverside without a Pro Licence, in the face of much opposition from the League Managers Association, and had to qualify on the job. Southgate looks the model of a modern coach, even down to the DH Lawrence beard - cosmopolitan, flexible and cerebral. Yet there are echoes too of Malcolm Allison and Dave Sexton, whose undervalued toughness complemented their sprightly creativity and aptitude for teaching. But don’t be fooled by appearance. Twice in the past he has identified that inspiration is key - first when he witheringly said of Eriksson’s half-time team-talk when England had just conceded a stoppage-time equaliser in the 2002 World Cup quarter-final: “We were expecting Winston Churchill and instead got Iain Duncan Smith.” And then again in 2006 when advocating a successor for Eriksson: “I want an Englishman who’s going to say: ‘Remember Churchill.’” If anyone in Nizhny Novgorod hears strains of ‘We shall fight on the beaches’ delivered in the extraordinary, deliberate tones of Denis Norden this afternoon, there can be only one culprit: a man who continues to defy all preconceptions. As for Panama, who fought bravely against Belgium, kettled them and hobbled them with some cynical and wild tackles, the 30C heat in the city once known as Gorky after Maxim, though Sorrento and Capri had similar claims over the writer, should have a greater toll on much older legs. They are a veteran side, a tough side and play with genuinely intimidating muscular athleticism. Any thoughts that they may trial a new approach here have been thoroughly debunked by their veteran defensive midfielder Gabriel Gomez. “We are men, we are aggressive,” he said. “Football is played with aggression, with desire. We are a team that knows how to play and when we have to fight, we fight.” For all that, they are pretty enlightened technically if not always tactically and can open up a defence with decent movement - at no great pace - and some inspired passing angles. Against Belgium they were unable to commit runners consistently to help out their lone 37-year-old forward and settled for an attritional scrap that frustrated world-class talents such as Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne and made them look pedestrian. It took a terrific strike from Dries Mertens to prise Panama’s vice-grip around their throats early in the second half after a stultifying first 45 minutes. Class will out but England and their supporters will have to be patient.
England vs Panama, World Cup 2018 Group G clash, kicks off at 1pm on BBC 1 England team news: Gareth Southgate gives Raheem Sterling another chance against Panama You are the VAR: Think you can do better than the World Cup referees? Test yourself here Get Telegraph Football WhatsApp for in-match analysis and talking points throughout the World Cup Betting guide: predictions and tips for England v Panama > WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article 11:13AM England missed a spectacular night in St Petersburg People watch fireworks and a brig with scarlet sails on the Neva River during the Scarlet Sails festivities marking school graduation in St Petersburg Credit: Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky 11:07AM Team news Matt Scott reports that England will make only one change rather than the anticipated two and that Raheem Sterling, scorer of 18 Premier League goals and provider of 11 Premier League assists en route to the title last year, has been retained in the starting XI. Read the full story here. Raheem Sterling will start his fourth World Cup match for England and second in succession in Nizhny Novgorod against Panama Credit: Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images 10:55AM England's qualification game In an intriguing twist to Wonderful World, Gareth Southgate adapted the words of Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert and Lou Adler to say history is not the important thing for this team’. Biology? Science book? The French they took? Word came there none. The only thing that matters, he says, is making their own history and they can certainly share an achievement today if they defeat Panama and join ‘Ron’s 22’ from 1982 and Sven’s band of Baden-Baden Charlie Big Potatoes from 2006 as England sides who have won their opening two group games at a World Cup. The England manager, by contrast with his players, is a student of history (no word on geography, trigonometry, algebra or what a slide rule is for). Southgate is known to the friends he grew up with at Crystal Palace as ‘'Nord’, a name bestowed on him by Wally Downes, but it is one that reflects the observational sharpness of a dressing-room wit. The young Gareth, with his eight O-levels and relatively affluent upbringing in Crawley, contrasted markedly with his more cocky and shrewdly streetwise South London contemporaries in the Palace youth team. His considered, unhurried way of speaking reminded Downes of Denis Norden, erstwhile co-writer of Take It From Here and a regular TV face hosting It’ll be Alright on the Night and speaking with his mouth full while selling Nuttall’s Mintoes. In an age when anyone in the game who spoke measuredly or enjoyed reading was instantly derided as ‘Prof’ or ‘Brains’, a descendant of the old Army contempt for ‘book learning’ characterised in It Ain’t Half Hot Mum’s ‘Mr La-Di-Dah Gunner Graham’, ‘Nord’ was a cut above. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage It stuck but his greenness did not. With the help of the goalkeeper Andy Woodman, the Hush Puppies and Ronnie Corbett golf sweaters that were so mocked behind his back were eased out and a lifelong friendship chronicled in a joint autobiography, Woody and Nord, nurtured them both. Southgate’s intelligence and application benefited him, too, and he became the youngest full-time captain in the country in 1993-94, the season he led Palace back into the Premier League. After Palace’s relegation in 1995, Southgate left in the summer for Aston Villa where he expected to join Andy Townsend and Ian Taylor in his usual central midfield role. So did Brian Little, the man who signed him for £2.5 million, but a fortnight later could not resist buying Mark Draper when Leicester finally agreed to sell. Little, an underrated, strangely neglected manager, put him between Ugo Ehiogu and Paul McGrath in a back-three, a move so successful that England called him up after only eight games in the position. Not what he seems: Gareth Southgate Credit: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images When Des Walker lost his aura of impregnability in the early Nineties, England reverted to type at the back, ‘head-on-a-stick’ centre-halfs, as Gary Lineker called them, or export maypoles, the static object around which foreigners would dance. Terry Venables wanted something more progressive, a centre-back who was comfortable moving out of defence to pick up opponents attacking from deeper positions. Southgate flourished in the role and, despite the penalty miss in the Euro 96 semi-final that will forever shadow him, continued to perform astutely in Glenn Hoddle’s sides, never better than during the 0-0 draw with Italy that secured qualification for the 1998 World Cup. His game continued to evolve well into his thirties, becoming as accomplished an orthodox central defender in a back-four as he had been in a three and it is a testament to his quality and durability that when Rio Ferdinand was banned for missing a drugs test in 2003, Sir Alex Ferguson immediately tried to sign the 33-year-old from Middlesbrough. How England can get the job done against physical Panama Looking back it seems obvious that he was born to manage but given that he has moved at the Football Association from Head of Elite Development to Under-21 head coach to England manager, it is odd to recall that he succeeded Steve McClaren at the Riverside without a Pro Licence, in the face of much opposition from the League Managers Association, and had to qualify on the job. Southgate looks the model of a modern coach, even down to the DH Lawrence beard - cosmopolitan, flexible and cerebral. Yet there are echoes too of Malcolm Allison and Dave Sexton, whose undervalued toughness complemented their sprightly creativity and aptitude for teaching. But don’t be fooled by appearance. Twice in the past he has identified that inspiration is key - first when he witheringly said of Eriksson’s half-time team-talk when England had just conceded a stoppage-time equaliser in the 2002 World Cup quarter-final: “We were expecting Winston Churchill and instead got Iain Duncan Smith.” And then again in 2006 when advocating a successor for Eriksson: “I want an Englishman who’s going to say: ‘Remember Churchill.’” If anyone in Nizhny Novgorod hears strains of ‘We shall fight on the beaches’ delivered in the extraordinary, deliberate tones of Denis Norden this afternoon, there can be only one culprit: a man who continues to defy all preconceptions. As for Panama, who fought bravely against Belgium, kettled them and hobbled them with some cynical and wild tackles, the 30C heat in the city once known as Gorky after Maxim, though Sorrento and Capri had similar claims over the writer, should have a greater toll on much older legs. They are a veteran side, a tough side and play with genuinely intimidating muscular athleticism. Any thoughts that they may trial a new approach here have been thoroughly debunked by their veteran defensive midfielder Gabriel Gomez. “We are men, we are aggressive,” he said. “Football is played with aggression, with desire. We are a team that knows how to play and when we have to fight, we fight.” For all that, they are pretty enlightened technically if not always tactically and can open up a defence with decent movement - at no great pace - and some inspired passing angles. Against Belgium they were unable to commit runners consistently to help out their lone 37-year-old forward and settled for an attritional scrap that frustrated world-class talents such as Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne and made them look pedestrian. It took a terrific strike from Dries Mertens to prise Panama’s vice-grip around their throats early in the second half after a stultifying first 45 minutes. Class will out but England and their supporters will have to be patient.
England vs Panama, World Cup 2018: live score and latest updates
England vs Panama, World Cup 2018 Group G clash, kicks off at 1pm on BBC 1 England team news: Gareth Southgate gives Raheem Sterling another chance against Panama You are the VAR: Think you can do better than the World Cup referees? Test yourself here Get Telegraph Football WhatsApp for in-match analysis and talking points throughout the World Cup Betting guide: predictions and tips for England v Panama > WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article 11:13AM England missed a spectacular night in St Petersburg People watch fireworks and a brig with scarlet sails on the Neva River during the Scarlet Sails festivities marking school graduation in St Petersburg Credit: Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky 11:07AM Team news Matt Scott reports that England will make only one change rather than the anticipated two and that Raheem Sterling, scorer of 18 Premier League goals and provider of 11 Premier League assists en route to the title last year, has been retained in the starting XI. Read the full story here. Raheem Sterling will start his fourth World Cup match for England and second in succession in Nizhny Novgorod against Panama Credit: Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images 10:55AM England's qualification game In an intriguing twist to Wonderful World, Gareth Southgate adapted the words of Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert and Lou Adler to say history is not the important thing for this team’. Biology? Science book? The French they took? Word came there none. The only thing that matters, he says, is making their own history and they can certainly share an achievement today if they defeat Panama and join ‘Ron’s 22’ from 1982 and Sven’s band of Baden-Baden Charlie Big Potatoes from 2006 as England sides who have won their opening two group games at a World Cup. The England manager, by contrast with his players, is a student of history (no word on geography, trigonometry, algebra or what a slide rule is for). Southgate is known to the friends he grew up with at Crystal Palace as ‘'Nord’, a name bestowed on him by Wally Downes, but it is one that reflects the observational sharpness of a dressing-room wit. The young Gareth, with his eight O-levels and relatively affluent upbringing in Crawley, contrasted markedly with his more cocky and shrewdly streetwise South London contemporaries in the Palace youth team. His considered, unhurried way of speaking reminded Downes of Denis Norden, erstwhile co-writer of Take It From Here and a regular TV face hosting It’ll be Alright on the Night and speaking with his mouth full while selling Nuttall’s Mintoes. In an age when anyone in the game who spoke measuredly or enjoyed reading was instantly derided as ‘Prof’ or ‘Brains’, a descendant of the old Army contempt for ‘book learning’ characterised in It Ain’t Half Hot Mum’s ‘Mr La-Di-Dah Gunner Graham’, ‘Nord’ was a cut above. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage It stuck but his greenness did not. With the help of the goalkeeper Andy Woodman, the Hush Puppies and Ronnie Corbett golf sweaters that were so mocked behind his back were eased out and a lifelong friendship chronicled in a joint autobiography, Woody and Nord, nurtured them both. Southgate’s intelligence and application benefited him, too, and he became the youngest full-time captain in the country in 1993-94, the season he led Palace back into the Premier League. After Palace’s relegation in 1995, Southgate left in the summer for Aston Villa where he expected to join Andy Townsend and Ian Taylor in his usual central midfield role. So did Brian Little, the man who signed him for £2.5 million, but a fortnight later could not resist buying Mark Draper when Leicester finally agreed to sell. Little, an underrated, strangely neglected manager, put him between Ugo Ehiogu and Paul McGrath in a back-three, a move so successful that England called him up after only eight games in the position. Not what he seems: Gareth Southgate Credit: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images When Des Walker lost his aura of impregnability in the early Nineties, England reverted to type at the back, ‘head-on-a-stick’ centre-halfs, as Gary Lineker called them, or export maypoles, the static object around which foreigners would dance. Terry Venables wanted something more progressive, a centre-back who was comfortable moving out of defence to pick up opponents attacking from deeper positions. Southgate flourished in the role and, despite the penalty miss in the Euro 96 semi-final that will forever shadow him, continued to perform astutely in Glenn Hoddle’s sides, never better than during the 0-0 draw with Italy that secured qualification for the 1998 World Cup. His game continued to evolve well into his thirties, becoming as accomplished an orthodox central defender in a back-four as he had been in a three and it is a testament to his quality and durability that when Rio Ferdinand was banned for missing a drugs test in 2003, Sir Alex Ferguson immediately tried to sign the 33-year-old from Middlesbrough. How England can get the job done against physical Panama Looking back it seems obvious that he was born to manage but given that he has moved at the Football Association from Head of Elite Development to Under-21 head coach to England manager, it is odd to recall that he succeeded Steve McClaren at the Riverside without a Pro Licence, in the face of much opposition from the League Managers Association, and had to qualify on the job. Southgate looks the model of a modern coach, even down to the DH Lawrence beard - cosmopolitan, flexible and cerebral. Yet there are echoes too of Malcolm Allison and Dave Sexton, whose undervalued toughness complemented their sprightly creativity and aptitude for teaching. But don’t be fooled by appearance. Twice in the past he has identified that inspiration is key - first when he witheringly said of Eriksson’s half-time team-talk when England had just conceded a stoppage-time equaliser in the 2002 World Cup quarter-final: “We were expecting Winston Churchill and instead got Iain Duncan Smith.” And then again in 2006 when advocating a successor for Eriksson: “I want an Englishman who’s going to say: ‘Remember Churchill.’” If anyone in Nizhny Novgorod hears strains of ‘We shall fight on the beaches’ delivered in the extraordinary, deliberate tones of Denis Norden this afternoon, there can be only one culprit: a man who continues to defy all preconceptions. As for Panama, who fought bravely against Belgium, kettled them and hobbled them with some cynical and wild tackles, the 30C heat in the city once known as Gorky after Maxim, though Sorrento and Capri had similar claims over the writer, should have a greater toll on much older legs. They are a veteran side, a tough side and play with genuinely intimidating muscular athleticism. Any thoughts that they may trial a new approach here have been thoroughly debunked by their veteran defensive midfielder Gabriel Gomez. “We are men, we are aggressive,” he said. “Football is played with aggression, with desire. We are a team that knows how to play and when we have to fight, we fight.” For all that, they are pretty enlightened technically if not always tactically and can open up a defence with decent movement - at no great pace - and some inspired passing angles. Against Belgium they were unable to commit runners consistently to help out their lone 37-year-old forward and settled for an attritional scrap that frustrated world-class talents such as Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne and made them look pedestrian. It took a terrific strike from Dries Mertens to prise Panama’s vice-grip around their throats early in the second half after a stultifying first 45 minutes. Class will out but England and their supporters will have to be patient.
Las pitadas a La Marsellesa de franceses con ascendencia magrebí fueron constantes hasta que Sarkozy las prohibió en 2012.
La revolución de 'los otros franceses'
Las pitadas a La Marsellesa de franceses con ascendencia magrebí fueron constantes hasta que Sarkozy las prohibió en 2012.
Luka Modric has inspired Croatia's excellent start at the 2018 World Cup and Dejan Lovren believes the Real Madrid man deserves more credit.
Modric worthy of Ballon d'Or, says Lovren
Luka Modric has inspired Croatia's excellent start at the 2018 World Cup and Dejan Lovren believes the Real Madrid man deserves more credit.
Sweden midfielder Jimmy Durmaz trains in Gelendzhik, Russia, during the 2018 World Cup (AFP Photo/Jonathan NACKSTRAND)
Sweden midfielder Jimmy Durmaz trains in Gelendzhik, Russia, during the 2018 World Cup
Sweden midfielder Jimmy Durmaz trains in Gelendzhik, Russia, during the 2018 World Cup (AFP Photo/Jonathan NACKSTRAND)
Mboya's departure leaves Mathare in dire need of another goalkeeper to help youthful custodian Emmanuel Otieno
Mathare United loses yet another goalkeeper as Robert Mboya runs away from the Slums
Mboya's departure leaves Mathare in dire need of another goalkeeper to help youthful custodian Emmanuel Otieno
Japan fans celebrate the 2-1 win over Colombia in Saransk (AFP Photo/Jack GUEZ )
Japan fans celebrate the 2-1 win over Colombia in Saransk
Japan fans celebrate the 2-1 win over Colombia in Saransk (AFP Photo/Jack GUEZ )
Japan fans' conduct in Russia worthy of world champions (AFP Photo/Jack GUEZ)
Japan fans' conduct in Russia worthy of world champions
Japan fans' conduct in Russia worthy of world champions (AFP Photo/Jack GUEZ)
All the pertinent details for today's race at the Northern California road course.
Today’s Cup race at Sonoma: Start time, lineup and more
All the pertinent details for today's race at the Northern California road course.
All the pertinent details for today's race at the Northern California road course.
Today’s Cup race at Sonoma: Start time, lineup and more
All the pertinent details for today's race at the Northern California road course.
Iceland will be hoping for a repeat of their last meeting with Croatia when the two nations meet in Rostov-on-Don on Tuesday.
Sigurdsson ready for Croatia reunion as Iceland go for broke
Iceland will be hoping for a repeat of their last meeting with Croatia when the two nations meet in Rostov-on-Don on Tuesday.
Croatia's Dejan Lovren, left, and Argentina's Cristian Pavon fight for the ball during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Bad news for Messi, Argentina as Croatia threatens rotation
Croatia's Dejan Lovren, left, and Argentina's Cristian Pavon fight for the ball during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Argentina's Lionel Messi looks down after Croatia's Luka Modric scored his side's second goal during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Bad news for Messi, Argentina as Croatia threatens rotation
Argentina's Lionel Messi looks down after Croatia's Luka Modric scored his side's second goal during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Croatia players celebrate after teammate Luka Modric scored their side's second goal during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Bad news for Messi, Argentina as Croatia threatens rotation
Croatia players celebrate after teammate Luka Modric scored their side's second goal during the group D match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Ellas son muy lindas y preocupadas por la estética; ellos, todo lo contrario. ¿Por qué? Una 'tesis' que no parece alocada.
Una teoría sobre los hombres y las mujeres rusas
Ellas son muy lindas y preocupadas por la estética; ellos, todo lo contrario. ¿Por qué? Una 'tesis' que no parece alocada.
Ellas son muy lindas y preocupadas por la estética; ellos, todo lo contrario. ¿Por qué? Una 'tesis' que no parece alocada.
Una teoría sobre los hombres y las mujeres rusas
Ellas son muy lindas y preocupadas por la estética; ellos, todo lo contrario. ¿Por qué? Una 'tesis' que no parece alocada.
Toni Kroos scored a dramatic late winner as Germany beat Sweden 2-1 (AFP Photo/Odd ANDERSEN)
Toni Kroos scored a dramatic late winner as Germany beat Sweden 2-1
Toni Kroos scored a dramatic late winner as Germany beat Sweden 2-1 (AFP Photo/Odd ANDERSEN)
Guide to the best World Cup free bets and offers Betting guide: predictions and tips for Poland v Colombia What is it? After both teams lost their World Cup 2018 openers, Poland and Colombia will be desperate for a win to renew their hopes of progressing - especially considering they were the two teams tipped to get out of Group H. A loss for either will not mean automatic elimination, but will leave them with pretty dire odds. When is it? Today - Sunday, June 24. What time is kick-off? 7pm What TV channel is it on? ITV 1 World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game Where is the game being played? The Kazan Arena World Cup 2018 stadium: Kazan Arena What is the team news? Poland centre-back Kamil Glick remains a doubt after sitting out their loss against Senegal as he is still recovering from a shoulder injury. Their talisman Robert Lewandowski was disappointing in their opener, with only one shot in the entire match so he will be looking to find the form that saw him net 16 goals in their qualifying campaign. His Bayern Munich teammate and 2014 golden boot winner, Colombia's James Rodriguez, is expected to start after a thigh problem meant he only contributed to the final third of their loss to Japan. World Cup 2018 | Fixtures, groups, squads and more What's the latest news on the two teams? Colombia's Foreign Office has reminded fans to behave themselves while in Russia after a group of Colombian supporters used a pair of false binoculars to smuggle liquor into yesterday's Japan game.pic.twitter.com/zwxsDdtxvE— Carl Worswick (@cworswick) June 20, 2018 Colombia fans were warned by the country's foreign office to be on their best behaviour, after a video emerged of them smuggling alcohol into the stadium using fake binoculars after the first match of the group stage. This is the first competitive meeting between the two countries, and Colombia coach José Pékerman said their “number one priority" is to keep all their players on the pitch, after Carlos Sanchez was sent off three minutes into their first match. Looking back on their own opener, Poland coach Adam Nawalka was more measured than his initial reaction where he said the entire midfield were lacking. “We were very angry. But we haven’t forgotten how to play football," he said. "And sometimes when sports teams are angry after they have lost they are motivated to play better.” What are the odds? Poland win 9/4 Colombia win 5/4 Draw 12/5 What's our prediction? The match will be decided by whether Colombia can contain Lewandowski, but both teams will be cautious to ensure they don't record a second loss that could potentially leave them relying on other teams' results to progress. Prediction: 1-1 WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
World Cup 2018, Poland vs Colombia: What time is kick-off today, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?
Guide to the best World Cup free bets and offers Betting guide: predictions and tips for Poland v Colombia What is it? After both teams lost their World Cup 2018 openers, Poland and Colombia will be desperate for a win to renew their hopes of progressing - especially considering they were the two teams tipped to get out of Group H. A loss for either will not mean automatic elimination, but will leave them with pretty dire odds. When is it? Today - Sunday, June 24. What time is kick-off? 7pm What TV channel is it on? ITV 1 World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game Where is the game being played? The Kazan Arena World Cup 2018 stadium: Kazan Arena What is the team news? Poland centre-back Kamil Glick remains a doubt after sitting out their loss against Senegal as he is still recovering from a shoulder injury. Their talisman Robert Lewandowski was disappointing in their opener, with only one shot in the entire match so he will be looking to find the form that saw him net 16 goals in their qualifying campaign. His Bayern Munich teammate and 2014 golden boot winner, Colombia's James Rodriguez, is expected to start after a thigh problem meant he only contributed to the final third of their loss to Japan. World Cup 2018 | Fixtures, groups, squads and more What's the latest news on the two teams? Colombia's Foreign Office has reminded fans to behave themselves while in Russia after a group of Colombian supporters used a pair of false binoculars to smuggle liquor into yesterday's Japan game.pic.twitter.com/zwxsDdtxvE— Carl Worswick (@cworswick) June 20, 2018 Colombia fans were warned by the country's foreign office to be on their best behaviour, after a video emerged of them smuggling alcohol into the stadium using fake binoculars after the first match of the group stage. This is the first competitive meeting between the two countries, and Colombia coach José Pékerman said their “number one priority" is to keep all their players on the pitch, after Carlos Sanchez was sent off three minutes into their first match. Looking back on their own opener, Poland coach Adam Nawalka was more measured than his initial reaction where he said the entire midfield were lacking. “We were very angry. But we haven’t forgotten how to play football," he said. "And sometimes when sports teams are angry after they have lost they are motivated to play better.” What are the odds? Poland win 9/4 Colombia win 5/4 Draw 12/5 What's our prediction? The match will be decided by whether Colombia can contain Lewandowski, but both teams will be cautious to ensure they don't record a second loss that could potentially leave them relying on other teams' results to progress. Prediction: 1-1 WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
Al inicio de la sesión de entrenamiento, el cuestionado técnico argentino le dio un beso a la 'Pulga' por la celebración de sus 31 años.
Sampaoli felicita a Messi por su cumpleaños
Al inicio de la sesión de entrenamiento, el cuestionado técnico argentino le dio un beso a la 'Pulga' por la celebración de sus 31 años.
Al inicio de la sesión de entrenamiento, el cuestionado técnico argentino le dio un beso a la 'Pulga' por la celebración de sus 31 años.
Sampaoli felicita a Messi por su cumpleaños
Al inicio de la sesión de entrenamiento, el cuestionado técnico argentino le dio un beso a la 'Pulga' por la celebración de sus 31 años.
Al inicio de la sesión de entrenamiento, el cuestionado técnico argentino le dio un beso a la 'Pulga' por la celebración de sus 31 años.
Sampaoli felicita a Messi por su cumpleaños
Al inicio de la sesión de entrenamiento, el cuestionado técnico argentino le dio un beso a la 'Pulga' por la celebración de sus 31 años.
World Cup Diary - Day 11: A trip to the sticks as England arrive to a party on the Volga
World Cup Diary - Day 11: A trip to the sticks as England arrive to a party on the Volga
World Cup Diary - Day 11: A trip to the sticks as England arrive to a party on the Volga
World Cup Diary - Day 11: A trip to the sticks as England arrive to a party on the Volga
World Cup Diary - Day 11: A trip to the sticks as England arrive to a party on the Volga
World Cup Diary - Day 11: A trip to the sticks as England arrive to a party on the Volga
Japan vs Senegal, World Cup 2018 Group H clash, kicks off at 4pm on BBC 1 You are the VAR: Think you can do better than the World Cup referees? Test yourself here Get Telegraph Football WhatsApp for in-match analysis and talking points throughout the World Cup Betting guide: predictions and tips for Japan v Senegal WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article 3:20PM Pictures from the World Cup Russia World Cup in pictures: Best photos of teams, games and players Here's a lovely gallery of photos for you to enjoy from the World Cup. 3:13PM Inside the dressing rooms Credit: FIFA Credit: FIFA 3:04PM Who's going to win? World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game Another tough game to call (have any been easy this World Cup?!) but I think Senegal should have the class and quality to win this one. 2:59PM Starting lineups Japan Kawashima, Shoji, Nagatomo, Shibasaki, Haraguchi, Kagawa, Inui, Osako, Hasebe, Sakai, Yoshida Senegal KH. Ndiaye; Kouslibaly, Gueye, Sane, Mane, Sabaly, A. Ndiaye, P.A Ndiaye, Ismaila, Niang, Wague 2:44PM Where's the game today? Well that would be the [checks for spelling] Ekaterinburg Stadium, of course: World Cup 2018 stadium: Ekaterinburg Arena It's particularly interesting because one of the stands it's actually outside the building! Ekaterinburg Arena: The crazy Russia World Cup 2018 stadium where you pay to sit outside to watch the football 2:29PM Good afternoon! Welcome to our liveblog for what could be an enormous, glorious day for one of Japan or Senegal, depending on who wins. Whoever gets three points today is basically through to the knock-out stages of the World Cup and that is very exciting. Japan started well against Colombia - very well - SO well in fact, that they had a penalty and their opponent reduced to 10 men within the opening five minutes. The man advantage certainly helped them in that win over a James Rodriguez-less Colombia but that isn't to say Japan weren't capable of beating them with the teams matched numerically. There are some decent players in that team - Shinji Kagawa was excellent, as was Takashi Inui - but they have a tough game ahead - Senegal put on a real team performance in their win over Poland. Japan's manager has a strategy though: "In the last few days I told my players to grow 5cm and put on 5kg. They couldn’t do it. So instead we will have to try to win by using the ball well." Senegal will be hoping for more of the same after their two goal win over a disappointing Poland and look like they could be the only African team to escape the group stage (assuming they actually do of course). There are some hugely talented players in the Senegal side, with the star being Sadio Mane of Liverpool. Kalidou Koulibaly is a superb defender and in addition to pace out wide, Senegal look organised and well drilled. They're a real threat and could do pretty well in this tournament. Team news should be with us soon, at which point we might be able to tell a little bit more about this game will go but expect both teams to start cautiously until they figure each other out. Senegal vs Poland was really boring in the first half because they both played the same team shape - there's a danger that happens here too. Stay with us for all the build-up and live coverage of the game!
Japan vs Senegal, World Cup 2018: live score and latest updates
Japan vs Senegal, World Cup 2018 Group H clash, kicks off at 4pm on BBC 1 You are the VAR: Think you can do better than the World Cup referees? Test yourself here Get Telegraph Football WhatsApp for in-match analysis and talking points throughout the World Cup Betting guide: predictions and tips for Japan v Senegal WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article 3:20PM Pictures from the World Cup Russia World Cup in pictures: Best photos of teams, games and players Here's a lovely gallery of photos for you to enjoy from the World Cup. 3:13PM Inside the dressing rooms Credit: FIFA Credit: FIFA 3:04PM Who's going to win? World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game Another tough game to call (have any been easy this World Cup?!) but I think Senegal should have the class and quality to win this one. 2:59PM Starting lineups Japan Kawashima, Shoji, Nagatomo, Shibasaki, Haraguchi, Kagawa, Inui, Osako, Hasebe, Sakai, Yoshida Senegal KH. Ndiaye; Kouslibaly, Gueye, Sane, Mane, Sabaly, A. Ndiaye, P.A Ndiaye, Ismaila, Niang, Wague 2:44PM Where's the game today? Well that would be the [checks for spelling] Ekaterinburg Stadium, of course: World Cup 2018 stadium: Ekaterinburg Arena It's particularly interesting because one of the stands it's actually outside the building! Ekaterinburg Arena: The crazy Russia World Cup 2018 stadium where you pay to sit outside to watch the football 2:29PM Good afternoon! Welcome to our liveblog for what could be an enormous, glorious day for one of Japan or Senegal, depending on who wins. Whoever gets three points today is basically through to the knock-out stages of the World Cup and that is very exciting. Japan started well against Colombia - very well - SO well in fact, that they had a penalty and their opponent reduced to 10 men within the opening five minutes. The man advantage certainly helped them in that win over a James Rodriguez-less Colombia but that isn't to say Japan weren't capable of beating them with the teams matched numerically. There are some decent players in that team - Shinji Kagawa was excellent, as was Takashi Inui - but they have a tough game ahead - Senegal put on a real team performance in their win over Poland. Japan's manager has a strategy though: "In the last few days I told my players to grow 5cm and put on 5kg. They couldn’t do it. So instead we will have to try to win by using the ball well." Senegal will be hoping for more of the same after their two goal win over a disappointing Poland and look like they could be the only African team to escape the group stage (assuming they actually do of course). There are some hugely talented players in the Senegal side, with the star being Sadio Mane of Liverpool. Kalidou Koulibaly is a superb defender and in addition to pace out wide, Senegal look organised and well drilled. They're a real threat and could do pretty well in this tournament. Team news should be with us soon, at which point we might be able to tell a little bit more about this game will go but expect both teams to start cautiously until they figure each other out. Senegal vs Poland was really boring in the first half because they both played the same team shape - there's a danger that happens here too. Stay with us for all the build-up and live coverage of the game!
Japan vs Senegal, World Cup 2018 Group H clash, kicks off at 4pm on BBC 1 You are the VAR: Think you can do better than the World Cup referees? Test yourself here Get Telegraph Football WhatsApp for in-match analysis and talking points throughout the World Cup Betting guide: predictions and tips for Japan v Senegal WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article 3:20PM Pictures from the World Cup Russia World Cup in pictures: Best photos of teams, games and players Here's a lovely gallery of photos for you to enjoy from the World Cup. 3:13PM Inside the dressing rooms Credit: FIFA Credit: FIFA 3:04PM Who's going to win? World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game Another tough game to call (have any been easy this World Cup?!) but I think Senegal should have the class and quality to win this one. 2:59PM Starting lineups Japan Kawashima, Shoji, Nagatomo, Shibasaki, Haraguchi, Kagawa, Inui, Osako, Hasebe, Sakai, Yoshida Senegal KH. Ndiaye; Kouslibaly, Gueye, Sane, Mane, Sabaly, A. Ndiaye, P.A Ndiaye, Ismaila, Niang, Wague 2:44PM Where's the game today? Well that would be the [checks for spelling] Ekaterinburg Stadium, of course: World Cup 2018 stadium: Ekaterinburg Arena It's particularly interesting because one of the stands it's actually outside the building! Ekaterinburg Arena: The crazy Russia World Cup 2018 stadium where you pay to sit outside to watch the football 2:29PM Good afternoon! Welcome to our liveblog for what could be an enormous, glorious day for one of Japan or Senegal, depending on who wins. Whoever gets three points today is basically through to the knock-out stages of the World Cup and that is very exciting. Japan started well against Colombia - very well - SO well in fact, that they had a penalty and their opponent reduced to 10 men within the opening five minutes. The man advantage certainly helped them in that win over a James Rodriguez-less Colombia but that isn't to say Japan weren't capable of beating them with the teams matched numerically. There are some decent players in that team - Shinji Kagawa was excellent, as was Takashi Inui - but they have a tough game ahead - Senegal put on a real team performance in their win over Poland. Japan's manager has a strategy though: "In the last few days I told my players to grow 5cm and put on 5kg. They couldn’t do it. So instead we will have to try to win by using the ball well." Senegal will be hoping for more of the same after their two goal win over a disappointing Poland and look like they could be the only African team to escape the group stage (assuming they actually do of course). There are some hugely talented players in the Senegal side, with the star being Sadio Mane of Liverpool. Kalidou Koulibaly is a superb defender and in addition to pace out wide, Senegal look organised and well drilled. They're a real threat and could do pretty well in this tournament. Team news should be with us soon, at which point we might be able to tell a little bit more about this game will go but expect both teams to start cautiously until they figure each other out. Senegal vs Poland was really boring in the first half because they both played the same team shape - there's a danger that happens here too. Stay with us for all the build-up and live coverage of the game!
Japan vs Senegal, World Cup 2018: live score and latest updates
Japan vs Senegal, World Cup 2018 Group H clash, kicks off at 4pm on BBC 1 You are the VAR: Think you can do better than the World Cup referees? Test yourself here Get Telegraph Football WhatsApp for in-match analysis and talking points throughout the World Cup Betting guide: predictions and tips for Japan v Senegal WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article 3:20PM Pictures from the World Cup Russia World Cup in pictures: Best photos of teams, games and players Here's a lovely gallery of photos for you to enjoy from the World Cup. 3:13PM Inside the dressing rooms Credit: FIFA Credit: FIFA 3:04PM Who's going to win? World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game Another tough game to call (have any been easy this World Cup?!) but I think Senegal should have the class and quality to win this one. 2:59PM Starting lineups Japan Kawashima, Shoji, Nagatomo, Shibasaki, Haraguchi, Kagawa, Inui, Osako, Hasebe, Sakai, Yoshida Senegal KH. Ndiaye; Kouslibaly, Gueye, Sane, Mane, Sabaly, A. Ndiaye, P.A Ndiaye, Ismaila, Niang, Wague 2:44PM Where's the game today? Well that would be the [checks for spelling] Ekaterinburg Stadium, of course: World Cup 2018 stadium: Ekaterinburg Arena It's particularly interesting because one of the stands it's actually outside the building! Ekaterinburg Arena: The crazy Russia World Cup 2018 stadium where you pay to sit outside to watch the football 2:29PM Good afternoon! Welcome to our liveblog for what could be an enormous, glorious day for one of Japan or Senegal, depending on who wins. Whoever gets three points today is basically through to the knock-out stages of the World Cup and that is very exciting. Japan started well against Colombia - very well - SO well in fact, that they had a penalty and their opponent reduced to 10 men within the opening five minutes. The man advantage certainly helped them in that win over a James Rodriguez-less Colombia but that isn't to say Japan weren't capable of beating them with the teams matched numerically. There are some decent players in that team - Shinji Kagawa was excellent, as was Takashi Inui - but they have a tough game ahead - Senegal put on a real team performance in their win over Poland. Japan's manager has a strategy though: "In the last few days I told my players to grow 5cm and put on 5kg. They couldn’t do it. So instead we will have to try to win by using the ball well." Senegal will be hoping for more of the same after their two goal win over a disappointing Poland and look like they could be the only African team to escape the group stage (assuming they actually do of course). There are some hugely talented players in the Senegal side, with the star being Sadio Mane of Liverpool. Kalidou Koulibaly is a superb defender and in addition to pace out wide, Senegal look organised and well drilled. They're a real threat and could do pretty well in this tournament. Team news should be with us soon, at which point we might be able to tell a little bit more about this game will go but expect both teams to start cautiously until they figure each other out. Senegal vs Poland was really boring in the first half because they both played the same team shape - there's a danger that happens here too. Stay with us for all the build-up and live coverage of the game!
Japan vs Senegal, World Cup 2018 Group H clash, kicks off at 4pm on BBC 1 You are the VAR: Think you can do better than the World Cup referees? Test yourself here Get Telegraph Football WhatsApp for in-match analysis and talking points throughout the World Cup Betting guide: predictions and tips for Japan v Senegal WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article 3:20PM Pictures from the World Cup Russia World Cup in pictures: Best photos of teams, games and players Here's a lovely gallery of photos for you to enjoy from the World Cup. 3:13PM Inside the dressing rooms Credit: FIFA Credit: FIFA 3:04PM Who's going to win? World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game Another tough game to call (have any been easy this World Cup?!) but I think Senegal should have the class and quality to win this one. 2:59PM Starting lineups Japan Kawashima, Shoji, Nagatomo, Shibasaki, Haraguchi, Kagawa, Inui, Osako, Hasebe, Sakai, Yoshida Senegal KH. Ndiaye; Kouslibaly, Gueye, Sane, Mane, Sabaly, A. Ndiaye, P.A Ndiaye, Ismaila, Niang, Wague 2:44PM Where's the game today? Well that would be the [checks for spelling] Ekaterinburg Stadium, of course: World Cup 2018 stadium: Ekaterinburg Arena It's particularly interesting because one of the stands it's actually outside the building! Ekaterinburg Arena: The crazy Russia World Cup 2018 stadium where you pay to sit outside to watch the football 2:29PM Good afternoon! Welcome to our liveblog for what could be an enormous, glorious day for one of Japan or Senegal, depending on who wins. Whoever gets three points today is basically through to the knock-out stages of the World Cup and that is very exciting. Japan started well against Colombia - very well - SO well in fact, that they had a penalty and their opponent reduced to 10 men within the opening five minutes. The man advantage certainly helped them in that win over a James Rodriguez-less Colombia but that isn't to say Japan weren't capable of beating them with the teams matched numerically. There are some decent players in that team - Shinji Kagawa was excellent, as was Takashi Inui - but they have a tough game ahead - Senegal put on a real team performance in their win over Poland. Japan's manager has a strategy though: "In the last few days I told my players to grow 5cm and put on 5kg. They couldn’t do it. So instead we will have to try to win by using the ball well." Senegal will be hoping for more of the same after their two goal win over a disappointing Poland and look like they could be the only African team to escape the group stage (assuming they actually do of course). There are some hugely talented players in the Senegal side, with the star being Sadio Mane of Liverpool. Kalidou Koulibaly is a superb defender and in addition to pace out wide, Senegal look organised and well drilled. They're a real threat and could do pretty well in this tournament. Team news should be with us soon, at which point we might be able to tell a little bit more about this game will go but expect both teams to start cautiously until they figure each other out. Senegal vs Poland was really boring in the first half because they both played the same team shape - there's a danger that happens here too. Stay with us for all the build-up and live coverage of the game!
Japan vs Senegal, World Cup 2018: live score and latest updates
Japan vs Senegal, World Cup 2018 Group H clash, kicks off at 4pm on BBC 1 You are the VAR: Think you can do better than the World Cup referees? Test yourself here Get Telegraph Football WhatsApp for in-match analysis and talking points throughout the World Cup Betting guide: predictions and tips for Japan v Senegal WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article 3:20PM Pictures from the World Cup Russia World Cup in pictures: Best photos of teams, games and players Here's a lovely gallery of photos for you to enjoy from the World Cup. 3:13PM Inside the dressing rooms Credit: FIFA Credit: FIFA 3:04PM Who's going to win? World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game Another tough game to call (have any been easy this World Cup?!) but I think Senegal should have the class and quality to win this one. 2:59PM Starting lineups Japan Kawashima, Shoji, Nagatomo, Shibasaki, Haraguchi, Kagawa, Inui, Osako, Hasebe, Sakai, Yoshida Senegal KH. Ndiaye; Kouslibaly, Gueye, Sane, Mane, Sabaly, A. Ndiaye, P.A Ndiaye, Ismaila, Niang, Wague 2:44PM Where's the game today? Well that would be the [checks for spelling] Ekaterinburg Stadium, of course: World Cup 2018 stadium: Ekaterinburg Arena It's particularly interesting because one of the stands it's actually outside the building! Ekaterinburg Arena: The crazy Russia World Cup 2018 stadium where you pay to sit outside to watch the football 2:29PM Good afternoon! Welcome to our liveblog for what could be an enormous, glorious day for one of Japan or Senegal, depending on who wins. Whoever gets three points today is basically through to the knock-out stages of the World Cup and that is very exciting. Japan started well against Colombia - very well - SO well in fact, that they had a penalty and their opponent reduced to 10 men within the opening five minutes. The man advantage certainly helped them in that win over a James Rodriguez-less Colombia but that isn't to say Japan weren't capable of beating them with the teams matched numerically. There are some decent players in that team - Shinji Kagawa was excellent, as was Takashi Inui - but they have a tough game ahead - Senegal put on a real team performance in their win over Poland. Japan's manager has a strategy though: "In the last few days I told my players to grow 5cm and put on 5kg. They couldn’t do it. So instead we will have to try to win by using the ball well." Senegal will be hoping for more of the same after their two goal win over a disappointing Poland and look like they could be the only African team to escape the group stage (assuming they actually do of course). There are some hugely talented players in the Senegal side, with the star being Sadio Mane of Liverpool. Kalidou Koulibaly is a superb defender and in addition to pace out wide, Senegal look organised and well drilled. They're a real threat and could do pretty well in this tournament. Team news should be with us soon, at which point we might be able to tell a little bit more about this game will go but expect both teams to start cautiously until they figure each other out. Senegal vs Poland was really boring in the first half because they both played the same team shape - there's a danger that happens here too. Stay with us for all the build-up and live coverage of the game!
Uruguay are not allowing the prospect of facing Spain or Portugal in the last 16 to distract them from their final Group A clash vs Russia.
Uruguay not thinking about Portugal or Spain, insists Cavani
Uruguay are not allowing the prospect of facing Spain or Portugal in the last 16 to distract them from their final Group A clash vs Russia.
Captain Eoin Morgan bowled for a duck as England's early batting collapsed against Australia. (AFP Photo/Oli SCARFF)
Captain Eoin Morgan bowled for a duck as England's early batting collapsed against Australia
Captain Eoin Morgan bowled for a duck as England's early batting collapsed against Australia. (AFP Photo/Oli SCARFF)
El jugador llama a la unidad
Mascherano: "El ruido no nos ayuda"
El jugador llama a la unidad
El jugador llama a la unidad
Mascherano: "El ruido no nos ayuda"
El jugador llama a la unidad
El jugador llama a la unidad
Mascherano: "El ruido no nos ayuda"
El jugador llama a la unidad
Odera completed his brace with Ingwe’s third after he beat the opponent's offside trap to slot in his second of the match
Shield defending champs AFC Leopards marches with a massive victory over Rain Forest
Odera completed his brace with Ingwe’s third after he beat the opponent's offside trap to slot in his second of the match
It was not just England who were hot in Nizhny Novgorod as Gareth Southgate’s team overcame the sweltering temperature to torch Panama. Southgate had decided not to have his team train in the 30-degree conditions on the day ahead of the game, as Panama did. But England proved they were perfectly prepared as they kept their cool and comfortably secured their place in the knockout stages. There were no fancy ice vests on show, as England got the basics right to beat the heat and thrash their opponents. Jesse Lingard even had the cheek to nick a bottle of water from a Panama player to sprinkle over his own head, shortly after making it 3-0. Harry Kane kept hydrated before becoming the tournament's leading goalscorer with his hat trick for England Credit: Getty Images Having stood around downing bottles of water in the tunnel, the starting 11 began their warm up on the shady side of the pitch. Southgate must have felt pretty sweaty in his shirt, tie and waistcoat, while Panama coach Hernan Gomez wore a collared t-shirt, but the England manager will not have cared. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage Fifa did not schedule any special water breaks to help the players cope with the heat, but the England squad took every opportunity to rehydrate. After Lingard had gone down in just the second minute, five players went to the touchline for a drink. Fifteen minutes later, only Jordan Pickford and Kyle Walker did not get any water during a stoppage. The early goal from John Stones was key to England, as Southgate’s men did not have to chase the match. They were happy to let Panama pass the ball around at the back and were equally comfortable allowing Stones, Walker and Harry Magurie to slow the tempo down. By the time they went in at half-time with a stunning 5-0 lead, England’s pass completion rate was at 90 per cent. Jesse Lingard scored England's third goal of six Credit: AP It was completely understandable and sensible, with the Belgium match only four days away, that England took their foot off the gas following the restart and, after Kane was gifted his hat-trick, Southgate made changes. Kane was replaced by Jamie Vardy and Fabian Delph took over from Lingard with just under half-an-hour left. Trippier deserved to be given a rest and he stood down down for Danny Rose shortly afterwards. Rose was the player who lost Panama substitute Felipe Baloy to score his country’s first World Cup goal. But the heat had long been taken out of the match by then. World Cup 2018 | Fixtures, groups, squads and more WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
England bring the heat in scorching conditions to thrash Panama
It was not just England who were hot in Nizhny Novgorod as Gareth Southgate’s team overcame the sweltering temperature to torch Panama. Southgate had decided not to have his team train in the 30-degree conditions on the day ahead of the game, as Panama did. But England proved they were perfectly prepared as they kept their cool and comfortably secured their place in the knockout stages. There were no fancy ice vests on show, as England got the basics right to beat the heat and thrash their opponents. Jesse Lingard even had the cheek to nick a bottle of water from a Panama player to sprinkle over his own head, shortly after making it 3-0. Harry Kane kept hydrated before becoming the tournament's leading goalscorer with his hat trick for England Credit: Getty Images Having stood around downing bottles of water in the tunnel, the starting 11 began their warm up on the shady side of the pitch. Southgate must have felt pretty sweaty in his shirt, tie and waistcoat, while Panama coach Hernan Gomez wore a collared t-shirt, but the England manager will not have cared. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage Fifa did not schedule any special water breaks to help the players cope with the heat, but the England squad took every opportunity to rehydrate. After Lingard had gone down in just the second minute, five players went to the touchline for a drink. Fifteen minutes later, only Jordan Pickford and Kyle Walker did not get any water during a stoppage. The early goal from John Stones was key to England, as Southgate’s men did not have to chase the match. They were happy to let Panama pass the ball around at the back and were equally comfortable allowing Stones, Walker and Harry Magurie to slow the tempo down. By the time they went in at half-time with a stunning 5-0 lead, England’s pass completion rate was at 90 per cent. Jesse Lingard scored England's third goal of six Credit: AP It was completely understandable and sensible, with the Belgium match only four days away, that England took their foot off the gas following the restart and, after Kane was gifted his hat-trick, Southgate made changes. Kane was replaced by Jamie Vardy and Fabian Delph took over from Lingard with just under half-an-hour left. Trippier deserved to be given a rest and he stood down down for Danny Rose shortly afterwards. Rose was the player who lost Panama substitute Felipe Baloy to score his country’s first World Cup goal. But the heat had long been taken out of the match by then. World Cup 2018 | Fixtures, groups, squads and more WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
It was not just England who were hot in Nizhny Novgorod as Gareth Southgate’s team overcame the sweltering temperature to torch Panama. Southgate had decided not to have his team train in the 30-degree conditions on the day ahead of the game, as Panama did. But England proved they were perfectly prepared as they kept their cool and comfortably secured their place in the knockout stages. There were no fancy ice vests on show, as England got the basics right to beat the heat and thrash their opponents. Jesse Lingard even had the cheek to nick a bottle of water from a Panama player to sprinkle over his own head, shortly after making it 3-0. Harry Kane kept hydrated before becoming the tournament's leading goalscorer with his hat trick for England Credit: Getty Images Having stood around downing bottles of water in the tunnel, the starting 11 began their warm up on the shady side of the pitch. Southgate must have felt pretty sweaty in his shirt, tie and waistcoat, while Panama coach Hernan Gomez wore a collared t-shirt, but the England manager will not have cared. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage Fifa did not schedule any special water breaks to help the players cope with the heat, but the England squad took every opportunity to rehydrate. After Lingard had gone down in just the second minute, five players went to the touchline for a drink. Fifteen minutes later, only Jordan Pickford and Kyle Walker did not get any water during a stoppage. The early goal from John Stones was key to England, as Southgate’s men did not have to chase the match. They were happy to let Panama pass the ball around at the back and were equally comfortable allowing Stones, Walker and Harry Magurie to slow the tempo down. By the time they went in at half-time with a stunning 5-0 lead, England’s pass completion rate was at 90 per cent. Jesse Lingard scored England's third goal of six Credit: AP It was completely understandable and sensible, with the Belgium match only four days away, that England took their foot off the gas following the restart and, after Kane was gifted his hat-trick, Southgate made changes. Kane was replaced by Jamie Vardy and Fabian Delph took over from Lingard with just under half-an-hour left. Trippier deserved to be given a rest and he stood down down for Danny Rose shortly afterwards. Rose was the player who lost Panama substitute Felipe Baloy to score his country’s first World Cup goal. But the heat had long been taken out of the match by then. World Cup 2018 | Fixtures, groups, squads and more WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
England bring the heat in scorching conditions to thrash Panama
It was not just England who were hot in Nizhny Novgorod as Gareth Southgate’s team overcame the sweltering temperature to torch Panama. Southgate had decided not to have his team train in the 30-degree conditions on the day ahead of the game, as Panama did. But England proved they were perfectly prepared as they kept their cool and comfortably secured their place in the knockout stages. There were no fancy ice vests on show, as England got the basics right to beat the heat and thrash their opponents. Jesse Lingard even had the cheek to nick a bottle of water from a Panama player to sprinkle over his own head, shortly after making it 3-0. Harry Kane kept hydrated before becoming the tournament's leading goalscorer with his hat trick for England Credit: Getty Images Having stood around downing bottles of water in the tunnel, the starting 11 began their warm up on the shady side of the pitch. Southgate must have felt pretty sweaty in his shirt, tie and waistcoat, while Panama coach Hernan Gomez wore a collared t-shirt, but the England manager will not have cared. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage Fifa did not schedule any special water breaks to help the players cope with the heat, but the England squad took every opportunity to rehydrate. After Lingard had gone down in just the second minute, five players went to the touchline for a drink. Fifteen minutes later, only Jordan Pickford and Kyle Walker did not get any water during a stoppage. The early goal from John Stones was key to England, as Southgate’s men did not have to chase the match. They were happy to let Panama pass the ball around at the back and were equally comfortable allowing Stones, Walker and Harry Magurie to slow the tempo down. By the time they went in at half-time with a stunning 5-0 lead, England’s pass completion rate was at 90 per cent. Jesse Lingard scored England's third goal of six Credit: AP It was completely understandable and sensible, with the Belgium match only four days away, that England took their foot off the gas following the restart and, after Kane was gifted his hat-trick, Southgate made changes. Kane was replaced by Jamie Vardy and Fabian Delph took over from Lingard with just under half-an-hour left. Trippier deserved to be given a rest and he stood down down for Danny Rose shortly afterwards. Rose was the player who lost Panama substitute Felipe Baloy to score his country’s first World Cup goal. But the heat had long been taken out of the match by then. World Cup 2018 | Fixtures, groups, squads and more WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
It was not just England who were hot in Nizhny Novgorod as Gareth Southgate’s team overcame the sweltering temperature to torch Panama. Southgate had decided not to have his team train in the 30-degree conditions on the day ahead of the game, as Panama did. But England proved they were perfectly prepared as they kept their cool and comfortably secured their place in the knockout stages. There were no fancy ice vests on show, as England got the basics right to beat the heat and thrash their opponents. Jesse Lingard even had the cheek to nick a bottle of water from a Panama player to sprinkle over his own head, shortly after making it 3-0. Harry Kane kept hydrated before becoming the tournament's leading goalscorer with his hat trick for England Credit: Getty Images Having stood around downing bottles of water in the tunnel, the starting 11 began their warm up on the shady side of the pitch. Southgate must have felt pretty sweaty in his shirt, tie and waistcoat, while Panama coach Hernan Gomez wore a collared t-shirt, but the England manager will not have cared. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage Fifa did not schedule any special water breaks to help the players cope with the heat, but the England squad took every opportunity to rehydrate. After Lingard had gone down in just the second minute, five players went to the touchline for a drink. Fifteen minutes later, only Jordan Pickford and Kyle Walker did not get any water during a stoppage. The early goal from John Stones was key to England, as Southgate’s men did not have to chase the match. They were happy to let Panama pass the ball around at the back and were equally comfortable allowing Stones, Walker and Harry Magurie to slow the tempo down. By the time they went in at half-time with a stunning 5-0 lead, England’s pass completion rate was at 90 per cent. Jesse Lingard scored England's third goal of six Credit: AP It was completely understandable and sensible, with the Belgium match only four days away, that England took their foot off the gas following the restart and, after Kane was gifted his hat-trick, Southgate made changes. Kane was replaced by Jamie Vardy and Fabian Delph took over from Lingard with just under half-an-hour left. Trippier deserved to be given a rest and he stood down down for Danny Rose shortly afterwards. Rose was the player who lost Panama substitute Felipe Baloy to score his country’s first World Cup goal. But the heat had long been taken out of the match by then. World Cup 2018 | Fixtures, groups, squads and more WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
England bring the heat in scorching conditions to thrash Panama
It was not just England who were hot in Nizhny Novgorod as Gareth Southgate’s team overcame the sweltering temperature to torch Panama. Southgate had decided not to have his team train in the 30-degree conditions on the day ahead of the game, as Panama did. But England proved they were perfectly prepared as they kept their cool and comfortably secured their place in the knockout stages. There were no fancy ice vests on show, as England got the basics right to beat the heat and thrash their opponents. Jesse Lingard even had the cheek to nick a bottle of water from a Panama player to sprinkle over his own head, shortly after making it 3-0. Harry Kane kept hydrated before becoming the tournament's leading goalscorer with his hat trick for England Credit: Getty Images Having stood around downing bottles of water in the tunnel, the starting 11 began their warm up on the shady side of the pitch. Southgate must have felt pretty sweaty in his shirt, tie and waistcoat, while Panama coach Hernan Gomez wore a collared t-shirt, but the England manager will not have cared. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage Fifa did not schedule any special water breaks to help the players cope with the heat, but the England squad took every opportunity to rehydrate. After Lingard had gone down in just the second minute, five players went to the touchline for a drink. Fifteen minutes later, only Jordan Pickford and Kyle Walker did not get any water during a stoppage. The early goal from John Stones was key to England, as Southgate’s men did not have to chase the match. They were happy to let Panama pass the ball around at the back and were equally comfortable allowing Stones, Walker and Harry Magurie to slow the tempo down. By the time they went in at half-time with a stunning 5-0 lead, England’s pass completion rate was at 90 per cent. Jesse Lingard scored England's third goal of six Credit: AP It was completely understandable and sensible, with the Belgium match only four days away, that England took their foot off the gas following the restart and, after Kane was gifted his hat-trick, Southgate made changes. Kane was replaced by Jamie Vardy and Fabian Delph took over from Lingard with just under half-an-hour left. Trippier deserved to be given a rest and he stood down down for Danny Rose shortly afterwards. Rose was the player who lost Panama substitute Felipe Baloy to score his country’s first World Cup goal. But the heat had long been taken out of the match by then. World Cup 2018 | Fixtures, groups, squads and more WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 24, 2018 Panama team after the match REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 24, 2018 Panama team after the match REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 24, 2018 England fans at the end of the match REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 24, 2018 England fans at the end of the match REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 24, 2018 England fans celebrate victory after the match REUTERS/Carlos Barria
World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 24, 2018 England fans celebrate victory after the match REUTERS/Carlos Barria
England players run to teammate John Stones after he scored his team's first goal during the group G match between England and Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Kane hat trick in 6-1 rout of Panama puts England in last 16
England players run to teammate John Stones after he scored his team's first goal during the group G match between England and Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
England's Harry Kane kicks a penalty to score his team's second goal during the group G match between England and Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Kane hat trick in 6-1 rout of Panama puts England in last 16
England's Harry Kane kicks a penalty to score his team's second goal during the group G match between England and Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Senegal's Sadio Mane smiles during the official press conference on the eve of the group H match between Japan and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Senegal, Japan: underdogs aiming for a round of 16 spot
Senegal's Sadio Mane smiles during the official press conference on the eve of the group H match between Japan and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Poland's Thiago Cionek, left, and Senegal's Alfred Ndiaye, right, go for a header during the group H match between Poland and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Senegal, Japan: underdogs aiming for a round of 16 spot
Poland's Thiago Cionek, left, and Senegal's Alfred Ndiaye, right, go for a header during the group H match between Poland and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Senegal's Mbaye Niang, right, dances in celebration with his teammates scoring his side's second goalduring the group H match between Poland and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Senegal, Japan: underdogs aiming for a round of 16 spot
Senegal's Mbaye Niang, right, dances in celebration with his teammates scoring his side's second goalduring the group H match between Poland and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Japan's Princess Takamado, right, and Japan's Keisuke Honda, left, shake hands prior to a training session of Japan national team at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Kazan, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Senegal, Japan: underdogs aiming for a round of 16 spot
Japan's Princess Takamado, right, and Japan's Keisuke Honda, left, shake hands prior to a training session of Japan national team at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Kazan, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Japan's Princess Takamado gestures as she photographs during a training session of Japan national team at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Kazan, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Senegal, Japan: underdogs aiming for a round of 16 spot
Japan's Princess Takamado gestures as she photographs during a training session of Japan national team at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Kazan, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Players warm up during a training session of Japan national team at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Kazan, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Senegal, Japan: underdogs aiming for a round of 16 spot
Players warm up during a training session of Japan national team at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Kazan, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Senegal's fans, their bodies and faces painted in the colors of the national flag, support their team during the group H match between Poland and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Senegal, Japan: underdogs aiming for a round of 16 spot
Senegal's fans, their bodies and faces painted in the colors of the national flag, support their team during the group H match between Poland and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Japan's Princess Takamado, center, speaks with Japan's Makoto Hasebe, right, and Japan's Shinji Kagawa, left, prior to a training session of Japan national team at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Kazan, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Senegal, Japan: underdogs aiming for a round of 16 spot
Japan's Princess Takamado, center, speaks with Japan's Makoto Hasebe, right, and Japan's Shinji Kagawa, left, prior to a training session of Japan national team at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Kazan, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Partido entre Inglaterra y Panamá por el Grupo G del Mundial de Rusia, Estadio Nizhny Novgorod, Rusia - 24 de junio de 2018 REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
Partido entre Inglaterra y Panamá por el Grupo G del Mundial de Rusia, Estadio Nizhny Novgorod, Rusia
Partido entre Inglaterra y Panamá por el Grupo G del Mundial de Rusia, Estadio Nizhny Novgorod, Rusia - 24 de junio de 2018 REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
Partido entre Inglaterra y Panamá por el Grupo G del Mundial de Rusia, Estadio Nizhny Novgorod, Rusia - 24 de junio de 2018 REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Partido entre Inglaterra y Panamá por el Grupo G del Mundial de Rusia, Estadio Nizhny Novgorod, Rusia
Partido entre Inglaterra y Panamá por el Grupo G del Mundial de Rusia, Estadio Nizhny Novgorod, Rusia - 24 de junio de 2018 REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Partido entre Inglaterra y Panamá por el Grupo G del Mundial de Rusia, Estadio Nizhny Novgorod, Rusia - 24 de junio de 2018 REUTERS/Murad Sezer
Partido entre Inglaterra y Panamá por el Grupo G del Mundial de Rusia, Estadio Nizhny Novgorod, Rusia
Partido entre Inglaterra y Panamá por el Grupo G del Mundial de Rusia, Estadio Nizhny Novgorod, Rusia - 24 de junio de 2018 REUTERS/Murad Sezer
Partido entre Inglaterra y Panamá por el Grupo G del Mundial de Rusia, Estadio Nizhny Novgorod, Rusia - 24 de junio de 2018 REUTERS/Matthew Childs
Partido entre Inglaterra y Panamá por el Grupo G del Mundial de Rusia, Estadio Nizhny Novgorod, Rusia
Partido entre Inglaterra y Panamá por el Grupo G del Mundial de Rusia, Estadio Nizhny Novgorod, Rusia - 24 de junio de 2018 REUTERS/Matthew Childs
England captain Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as Gareth Southgate's side thrashed Panama to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup. Defender John Stones struck twice while Jesse Lingard curled in a fantastic effort to secure a comprehensive win. Despite a consolation goal from Panama, England ran out 6-1 winners. How did both teams fare in Nizhny? Ben Rumsby runs the rule over both line-ups... England Jordan Pickford 6 Will be fuming at being denied a clean sheet after having only one save to make and one dicey moment against a poor side. Kyle Walker 7 Superb goal-saving clearance to make up for his penalty blunder last week and largely untroubled as England ran riot at the other end. John Stones 7 His goals masked another defensive performance a better team might have punished more severely. Really needs to switch on. John Stones scored twice for England in the first half Credit: AP Harry Maguire 7 Manhandled in the build-up to the opening goal and nodded narrowly over from another set-piece. Still nagging doubts about him defensively. Kieran Trippier 8 England’s new king of the assist, the Tottenham Hotspur full-back was involved in three of their goals. Surely a mainstay of the side for years to come. Ruben Loftus-Cheek 7 Deserved a competitive debut after his cameo against Tunisia and got a freak assist but did not do enough to keep a fit Dele Alli out of the side. Did Loftus-Cheek do enough to keep a fit Dele out? Credit: AFP Jordan Henderson 7 Went close with a superb volley and not required to produce anything special otherwise. Will be interesting to see how he is deployed going forward. Jesse Lingard 8 Finally got the goal his start to this World Cup has warranted. Also won England’s first penalty having played on after taking an early blow to the head. Sterling and Lingard celebrate after England run riot against Panama Credit: AP Ashley Young 7 No dramas but Danny Rose must surely start against Belgium, if only to assess what difference a left-footed player might make to the side. Raheem Sterling 7 Confidence clearly still fragile after failing to put away another sitter within minutes of laying on Lingard’s goal. Remains Gareth Southgate’s biggest selection decision. England player rater Harry Kane 8 A fairy-tale start to his World Cup career. After being denied two penalties against Tunisia, he scored a two here before a fluke took him top of the scoring charts. Harry Kane scored a hat-trick with two of his goals coming from the spot Credit: AP Subs: Jamie Vardy (for Kane, 63 mins): 5. Fabian Delph (for Lingard, 63): 5. Danny Rose (for Trippier, 70): 5. Panama Jaime Penedo 6 Did well to keep out a header from Sterling and could do nothing about any of England’s goals - unlike his team-mates. Michael Murillo 5 Almost scored a consolation goal and was spared some of the torture his defensive colleagues suffered at the hands of a rampant England side. Roman Torres 5 Missed a sitter to equalise after calling a meeting on the pitch at half-time of what must have been one of the most painful experiences of the Panama captain’s career. Roman Torres has a heated word with Harry Maguire Credit: AFP Fidel Escobar 4 Bundled Lingard over for the first penalty and generally an accident waiting to happen at the back. Erick Davis 5 Tried to get forward but did not get much change out of Trippier, who also kept him occupied going the other way. Edgar Barcenas 5 Given too much time and space to curl narrowly wide from 25 yards and not as culpable for the result as those around him. Barcenas has a rare shot at goal for Panama Credit: Reuters Armando Cooper 6 Booked for chopping down Lingard but otherwise a small thorn in England’s side on the rare occasions Panama attacked. Gabriel Gomez 4 Caught Lingard with a flailing arm and lucky not to concede a penalty for manhandling Maguire in the box in the build-up to England’s first goal. Gabriel Gomez tussles with Harry Maguire in the box Credit: Getty Images Anibal Godoy 4 Should have scored when it was still 0-0 after England gifted Panama the ball and conceded his side’s second penalty. Jose Luis Rodriguez 5 Wasted a decent position in the first half but not without talent - just not anywhere near enough to compete at this level. Blas Perez 5 At least he can say he was furthest away from the carnage at the other end of the pitch. Not much else though. Blas Perez competes for the ball with Kyle Walker Credit: AFP Subs: Ricardo Avila (for Godoy, 63): 5. Abdiel Arroyo (for Barcenas, 69): 5. Felipe Baloy (for Gomez): 6. WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
England vs Panama, World Cup 2018, player ratings: Who shone and who was found out?
England captain Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as Gareth Southgate's side thrashed Panama to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup. Defender John Stones struck twice while Jesse Lingard curled in a fantastic effort to secure a comprehensive win. Despite a consolation goal from Panama, England ran out 6-1 winners. How did both teams fare in Nizhny? Ben Rumsby runs the rule over both line-ups... England Jordan Pickford 6 Will be fuming at being denied a clean sheet after having only one save to make and one dicey moment against a poor side. Kyle Walker 7 Superb goal-saving clearance to make up for his penalty blunder last week and largely untroubled as England ran riot at the other end. John Stones 7 His goals masked another defensive performance a better team might have punished more severely. Really needs to switch on. John Stones scored twice for England in the first half Credit: AP Harry Maguire 7 Manhandled in the build-up to the opening goal and nodded narrowly over from another set-piece. Still nagging doubts about him defensively. Kieran Trippier 8 England’s new king of the assist, the Tottenham Hotspur full-back was involved in three of their goals. Surely a mainstay of the side for years to come. Ruben Loftus-Cheek 7 Deserved a competitive debut after his cameo against Tunisia and got a freak assist but did not do enough to keep a fit Dele Alli out of the side. Did Loftus-Cheek do enough to keep a fit Dele out? Credit: AFP Jordan Henderson 7 Went close with a superb volley and not required to produce anything special otherwise. Will be interesting to see how he is deployed going forward. Jesse Lingard 8 Finally got the goal his start to this World Cup has warranted. Also won England’s first penalty having played on after taking an early blow to the head. Sterling and Lingard celebrate after England run riot against Panama Credit: AP Ashley Young 7 No dramas but Danny Rose must surely start against Belgium, if only to assess what difference a left-footed player might make to the side. Raheem Sterling 7 Confidence clearly still fragile after failing to put away another sitter within minutes of laying on Lingard’s goal. Remains Gareth Southgate’s biggest selection decision. England player rater Harry Kane 8 A fairy-tale start to his World Cup career. After being denied two penalties against Tunisia, he scored a two here before a fluke took him top of the scoring charts. Harry Kane scored a hat-trick with two of his goals coming from the spot Credit: AP Subs: Jamie Vardy (for Kane, 63 mins): 5. Fabian Delph (for Lingard, 63): 5. Danny Rose (for Trippier, 70): 5. Panama Jaime Penedo 6 Did well to keep out a header from Sterling and could do nothing about any of England’s goals - unlike his team-mates. Michael Murillo 5 Almost scored a consolation goal and was spared some of the torture his defensive colleagues suffered at the hands of a rampant England side. Roman Torres 5 Missed a sitter to equalise after calling a meeting on the pitch at half-time of what must have been one of the most painful experiences of the Panama captain’s career. Roman Torres has a heated word with Harry Maguire Credit: AFP Fidel Escobar 4 Bundled Lingard over for the first penalty and generally an accident waiting to happen at the back. Erick Davis 5 Tried to get forward but did not get much change out of Trippier, who also kept him occupied going the other way. Edgar Barcenas 5 Given too much time and space to curl narrowly wide from 25 yards and not as culpable for the result as those around him. Barcenas has a rare shot at goal for Panama Credit: Reuters Armando Cooper 6 Booked for chopping down Lingard but otherwise a small thorn in England’s side on the rare occasions Panama attacked. Gabriel Gomez 4 Caught Lingard with a flailing arm and lucky not to concede a penalty for manhandling Maguire in the box in the build-up to England’s first goal. Gabriel Gomez tussles with Harry Maguire in the box Credit: Getty Images Anibal Godoy 4 Should have scored when it was still 0-0 after England gifted Panama the ball and conceded his side’s second penalty. Jose Luis Rodriguez 5 Wasted a decent position in the first half but not without talent - just not anywhere near enough to compete at this level. Blas Perez 5 At least he can say he was furthest away from the carnage at the other end of the pitch. Not much else though. Blas Perez competes for the ball with Kyle Walker Credit: AFP Subs: Ricardo Avila (for Godoy, 63): 5. Abdiel Arroyo (for Barcenas, 69): 5. Felipe Baloy (for Gomez): 6. WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
England captain Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as Gareth Southgate's side thrashed Panama to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup. Defender John Stones struck twice while Jesse Lingard curled in a fantastic effort to secure a comprehensive win. Despite a consolation goal from Panama, England ran out 6-1 winners. How did both teams fare in Nizhny? Ben Rumsby runs the rule over both line-ups... England Jordan Pickford 6 Will be fuming at being denied a clean sheet after having only one save to make and one dicey moment against a poor side. Kyle Walker 7 Superb goal-saving clearance to make up for his penalty blunder last week and largely untroubled as England ran riot at the other end. John Stones 7 His goals masked another defensive performance a better team might have punished more severely. Really needs to switch on. John Stones scored twice for England in the first half Credit: AP Harry Maguire 7 Manhandled in the build-up to the opening goal and nodded narrowly over from another set-piece. Still nagging doubts about him defensively. Kieran Trippier 8 England’s new king of the assist, the Tottenham Hotspur full-back was involved in three of their goals. Surely a mainstay of the side for years to come. Ruben Loftus-Cheek 7 Deserved a competitive debut after his cameo against Tunisia and got a freak assist but did not do enough to keep a fit Dele Alli out of the side. Did Loftus-Cheek do enough to keep a fit Dele out? Credit: AFP Jordan Henderson 7 Went close with a superb volley and not required to produce anything special otherwise. Will be interesting to see how he is deployed going forward. Jesse Lingard 8 Finally got the goal his start to this World Cup has warranted. Also won England’s first penalty having played on after taking an early blow to the head. Sterling and Lingard celebrate after England run riot against Panama Credit: AP Ashley Young 7 No dramas but Danny Rose must surely start against Belgium, if only to assess what difference a left-footed player might make to the side. Raheem Sterling 7 Confidence clearly still fragile after failing to put away another sitter within minutes of laying on Lingard’s goal. Remains Gareth Southgate’s biggest selection decision. England player rater Harry Kane 8 A fairy-tale start to his World Cup career. After being denied two penalties against Tunisia, he scored a two here before a fluke took him top of the scoring charts. Harry Kane scored a hat-trick with two of his goals coming from the spot Credit: AP Subs: Jamie Vardy (for Kane, 63 mins): 5. Fabian Delph (for Lingard, 63): 5. Danny Rose (for Trippier, 70): 5. Panama Jaime Penedo 6 Did well to keep out a header from Sterling and could do nothing about any of England’s goals - unlike his team-mates. Michael Murillo 5 Almost scored a consolation goal and was spared some of the torture his defensive colleagues suffered at the hands of a rampant England side. Roman Torres 5 Missed a sitter to equalise after calling a meeting on the pitch at half-time of what must have been one of the most painful experiences of the Panama captain’s career. Roman Torres has a heated word with Harry Maguire Credit: AFP Fidel Escobar 4 Bundled Lingard over for the first penalty and generally an accident waiting to happen at the back. Erick Davis 5 Tried to get forward but did not get much change out of Trippier, who also kept him occupied going the other way. Edgar Barcenas 5 Given too much time and space to curl narrowly wide from 25 yards and not as culpable for the result as those around him. Barcenas has a rare shot at goal for Panama Credit: Reuters Armando Cooper 6 Booked for chopping down Lingard but otherwise a small thorn in England’s side on the rare occasions Panama attacked. Gabriel Gomez 4 Caught Lingard with a flailing arm and lucky not to concede a penalty for manhandling Maguire in the box in the build-up to England’s first goal. Gabriel Gomez tussles with Harry Maguire in the box Credit: Getty Images Anibal Godoy 4 Should have scored when it was still 0-0 after England gifted Panama the ball and conceded his side’s second penalty. Jose Luis Rodriguez 5 Wasted a decent position in the first half but not without talent - just not anywhere near enough to compete at this level. Blas Perez 5 At least he can say he was furthest away from the carnage at the other end of the pitch. Not much else though. Blas Perez competes for the ball with Kyle Walker Credit: AFP Subs: Ricardo Avila (for Godoy, 63): 5. Abdiel Arroyo (for Barcenas, 69): 5. Felipe Baloy (for Gomez): 6. WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
England vs Panama, World Cup 2018, player ratings: Who shone and who was found out?
England captain Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as Gareth Southgate's side thrashed Panama to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup. Defender John Stones struck twice while Jesse Lingard curled in a fantastic effort to secure a comprehensive win. Despite a consolation goal from Panama, England ran out 6-1 winners. How did both teams fare in Nizhny? Ben Rumsby runs the rule over both line-ups... England Jordan Pickford 6 Will be fuming at being denied a clean sheet after having only one save to make and one dicey moment against a poor side. Kyle Walker 7 Superb goal-saving clearance to make up for his penalty blunder last week and largely untroubled as England ran riot at the other end. John Stones 7 His goals masked another defensive performance a better team might have punished more severely. Really needs to switch on. John Stones scored twice for England in the first half Credit: AP Harry Maguire 7 Manhandled in the build-up to the opening goal and nodded narrowly over from another set-piece. Still nagging doubts about him defensively. Kieran Trippier 8 England’s new king of the assist, the Tottenham Hotspur full-back was involved in three of their goals. Surely a mainstay of the side for years to come. Ruben Loftus-Cheek 7 Deserved a competitive debut after his cameo against Tunisia and got a freak assist but did not do enough to keep a fit Dele Alli out of the side. Did Loftus-Cheek do enough to keep a fit Dele out? Credit: AFP Jordan Henderson 7 Went close with a superb volley and not required to produce anything special otherwise. Will be interesting to see how he is deployed going forward. Jesse Lingard 8 Finally got the goal his start to this World Cup has warranted. Also won England’s first penalty having played on after taking an early blow to the head. Sterling and Lingard celebrate after England run riot against Panama Credit: AP Ashley Young 7 No dramas but Danny Rose must surely start against Belgium, if only to assess what difference a left-footed player might make to the side. Raheem Sterling 7 Confidence clearly still fragile after failing to put away another sitter within minutes of laying on Lingard’s goal. Remains Gareth Southgate’s biggest selection decision. England player rater Harry Kane 8 A fairy-tale start to his World Cup career. After being denied two penalties against Tunisia, he scored a two here before a fluke took him top of the scoring charts. Harry Kane scored a hat-trick with two of his goals coming from the spot Credit: AP Subs: Jamie Vardy (for Kane, 63 mins): 5. Fabian Delph (for Lingard, 63): 5. Danny Rose (for Trippier, 70): 5. Panama Jaime Penedo 6 Did well to keep out a header from Sterling and could do nothing about any of England’s goals - unlike his team-mates. Michael Murillo 5 Almost scored a consolation goal and was spared some of the torture his defensive colleagues suffered at the hands of a rampant England side. Roman Torres 5 Missed a sitter to equalise after calling a meeting on the pitch at half-time of what must have been one of the most painful experiences of the Panama captain’s career. Roman Torres has a heated word with Harry Maguire Credit: AFP Fidel Escobar 4 Bundled Lingard over for the first penalty and generally an accident waiting to happen at the back. Erick Davis 5 Tried to get forward but did not get much change out of Trippier, who also kept him occupied going the other way. Edgar Barcenas 5 Given too much time and space to curl narrowly wide from 25 yards and not as culpable for the result as those around him. Barcenas has a rare shot at goal for Panama Credit: Reuters Armando Cooper 6 Booked for chopping down Lingard but otherwise a small thorn in England’s side on the rare occasions Panama attacked. Gabriel Gomez 4 Caught Lingard with a flailing arm and lucky not to concede a penalty for manhandling Maguire in the box in the build-up to England’s first goal. Gabriel Gomez tussles with Harry Maguire in the box Credit: Getty Images Anibal Godoy 4 Should have scored when it was still 0-0 after England gifted Panama the ball and conceded his side’s second penalty. Jose Luis Rodriguez 5 Wasted a decent position in the first half but not without talent - just not anywhere near enough to compete at this level. Blas Perez 5 At least he can say he was furthest away from the carnage at the other end of the pitch. Not much else though. Blas Perez competes for the ball with Kyle Walker Credit: AFP Subs: Ricardo Avila (for Godoy, 63): 5. Abdiel Arroyo (for Barcenas, 69): 5. Felipe Baloy (for Gomez): 6. WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
England captain Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as Gareth Southgate's side thrashed Panama to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup. Defender John Stones struck twice while Jesse Lingard curled in a fantastic effort to secure a comprehensive win. Despite a consolation goal from Panama, England ran out 6-1 winners. How did both teams fare in Nizhny? Ben Rumsby runs the rule over both line-ups... England Jordan Pickford 6 Will be fuming at being denied a clean sheet after having only one save to make and one dicey moment against a poor side. Kyle Walker 7 Superb goal-saving clearance to make up for his penalty blunder last week and largely untroubled as England ran riot at the other end. John Stones 7 His goals masked another defensive performance a better team might have punished more severely. Really needs to switch on. John Stones scored twice for England in the first half Credit: AP Harry Maguire 7 Manhandled in the build-up to the opening goal and nodded narrowly over from another set-piece. Still nagging doubts about him defensively. Kieran Trippier 8 England’s new king of the assist, the Tottenham Hotspur full-back was involved in three of their goals. Surely a mainstay of the side for years to come. Ruben Loftus-Cheek 7 Deserved a competitive debut after his cameo against Tunisia and got a freak assist but did not do enough to keep a fit Dele Alli out of the side. Did Loftus-Cheek do enough to keep a fit Dele out? Credit: AFP Jordan Henderson 7 Went close with a superb volley and not required to produce anything special otherwise. Will be interesting to see how he is deployed going forward. Jesse Lingard 8 Finally got the goal his start to this World Cup has warranted. Also won England’s first penalty having played on after taking an early blow to the head. Sterling and Lingard celebrate after England run riot against Panama Credit: AP Ashley Young 7 No dramas but Danny Rose must surely start against Belgium, if only to assess what difference a left-footed player might make to the side. Raheem Sterling 7 Confidence clearly still fragile after failing to put away another sitter within minutes of laying on Lingard’s goal. Remains Gareth Southgate’s biggest selection decision. England player rater Harry Kane 8 A fairy-tale start to his World Cup career. After being denied two penalties against Tunisia, he scored a two here before a fluke took him top of the scoring charts. Harry Kane scored a hat-trick with two of his goals coming from the spot Credit: AP Subs: Jamie Vardy (for Kane, 63 mins): 5. Fabian Delph (for Lingard, 63): 5. Danny Rose (for Trippier, 70): 5. Panama Jaime Penedo 6 Did well to keep out a header from Sterling and could do nothing about any of England’s goals - unlike his team-mates. Michael Murillo 5 Almost scored a consolation goal and was spared some of the torture his defensive colleagues suffered at the hands of a rampant England side. Roman Torres 5 Missed a sitter to equalise after calling a meeting on the pitch at half-time of what must have been one of the most painful experiences of the Panama captain’s career. Roman Torres has a heated word with Harry Maguire Credit: AFP Fidel Escobar 4 Bundled Lingard over for the first penalty and generally an accident waiting to happen at the back. Erick Davis 5 Tried to get forward but did not get much change out of Trippier, who also kept him occupied going the other way. Edgar Barcenas 5 Given too much time and space to curl narrowly wide from 25 yards and not as culpable for the result as those around him. Barcenas has a rare shot at goal for Panama Credit: Reuters Armando Cooper 6 Booked for chopping down Lingard but otherwise a small thorn in England’s side on the rare occasions Panama attacked. Gabriel Gomez 4 Caught Lingard with a flailing arm and lucky not to concede a penalty for manhandling Maguire in the box in the build-up to England’s first goal. Gabriel Gomez tussles with Harry Maguire in the box Credit: Getty Images Anibal Godoy 4 Should have scored when it was still 0-0 after England gifted Panama the ball and conceded his side’s second penalty. Jose Luis Rodriguez 5 Wasted a decent position in the first half but not without talent - just not anywhere near enough to compete at this level. Blas Perez 5 At least he can say he was furthest away from the carnage at the other end of the pitch. Not much else though. Blas Perez competes for the ball with Kyle Walker Credit: AFP Subs: Ricardo Avila (for Godoy, 63): 5. Abdiel Arroyo (for Barcenas, 69): 5. Felipe Baloy (for Gomez): 6. WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
England vs Panama, World Cup 2018, player ratings: Who shone and who was found out?
England captain Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as Gareth Southgate's side thrashed Panama to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup. Defender John Stones struck twice while Jesse Lingard curled in a fantastic effort to secure a comprehensive win. Despite a consolation goal from Panama, England ran out 6-1 winners. How did both teams fare in Nizhny? Ben Rumsby runs the rule over both line-ups... England Jordan Pickford 6 Will be fuming at being denied a clean sheet after having only one save to make and one dicey moment against a poor side. Kyle Walker 7 Superb goal-saving clearance to make up for his penalty blunder last week and largely untroubled as England ran riot at the other end. John Stones 7 His goals masked another defensive performance a better team might have punished more severely. Really needs to switch on. John Stones scored twice for England in the first half Credit: AP Harry Maguire 7 Manhandled in the build-up to the opening goal and nodded narrowly over from another set-piece. Still nagging doubts about him defensively. Kieran Trippier 8 England’s new king of the assist, the Tottenham Hotspur full-back was involved in three of their goals. Surely a mainstay of the side for years to come. Ruben Loftus-Cheek 7 Deserved a competitive debut after his cameo against Tunisia and got a freak assist but did not do enough to keep a fit Dele Alli out of the side. Did Loftus-Cheek do enough to keep a fit Dele out? Credit: AFP Jordan Henderson 7 Went close with a superb volley and not required to produce anything special otherwise. Will be interesting to see how he is deployed going forward. Jesse Lingard 8 Finally got the goal his start to this World Cup has warranted. Also won England’s first penalty having played on after taking an early blow to the head. Sterling and Lingard celebrate after England run riot against Panama Credit: AP Ashley Young 7 No dramas but Danny Rose must surely start against Belgium, if only to assess what difference a left-footed player might make to the side. Raheem Sterling 7 Confidence clearly still fragile after failing to put away another sitter within minutes of laying on Lingard’s goal. Remains Gareth Southgate’s biggest selection decision. England player rater Harry Kane 8 A fairy-tale start to his World Cup career. After being denied two penalties against Tunisia, he scored a two here before a fluke took him top of the scoring charts. Harry Kane scored a hat-trick with two of his goals coming from the spot Credit: AP Subs: Jamie Vardy (for Kane, 63 mins): 5. Fabian Delph (for Lingard, 63): 5. Danny Rose (for Trippier, 70): 5. Panama Jaime Penedo 6 Did well to keep out a header from Sterling and could do nothing about any of England’s goals - unlike his team-mates. Michael Murillo 5 Almost scored a consolation goal and was spared some of the torture his defensive colleagues suffered at the hands of a rampant England side. Roman Torres 5 Missed a sitter to equalise after calling a meeting on the pitch at half-time of what must have been one of the most painful experiences of the Panama captain’s career. Roman Torres has a heated word with Harry Maguire Credit: AFP Fidel Escobar 4 Bundled Lingard over for the first penalty and generally an accident waiting to happen at the back. Erick Davis 5 Tried to get forward but did not get much change out of Trippier, who also kept him occupied going the other way. Edgar Barcenas 5 Given too much time and space to curl narrowly wide from 25 yards and not as culpable for the result as those around him. Barcenas has a rare shot at goal for Panama Credit: Reuters Armando Cooper 6 Booked for chopping down Lingard but otherwise a small thorn in England’s side on the rare occasions Panama attacked. Gabriel Gomez 4 Caught Lingard with a flailing arm and lucky not to concede a penalty for manhandling Maguire in the box in the build-up to England’s first goal. Gabriel Gomez tussles with Harry Maguire in the box Credit: Getty Images Anibal Godoy 4 Should have scored when it was still 0-0 after England gifted Panama the ball and conceded his side’s second penalty. Jose Luis Rodriguez 5 Wasted a decent position in the first half but not without talent - just not anywhere near enough to compete at this level. Blas Perez 5 At least he can say he was furthest away from the carnage at the other end of the pitch. Not much else though. Blas Perez competes for the ball with Kyle Walker Credit: AFP Subs: Ricardo Avila (for Godoy, 63): 5. Abdiel Arroyo (for Barcenas, 69): 5. Felipe Baloy (for Gomez): 6. WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
England captain Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as Gareth Southgate's side thrashed Panama to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup. Defender John Stones struck twice while Jesse Lingard curled in a fantastic effort to secure a comprehensive win. Despite a consolation goal from Panama, England ran out 6-1 winners. How did both teams fare in Nizhny? Ben Rumsby runs the rule over both line-ups... England Jordan Pickford 6 Will be fuming at being denied a clean sheet after having only one save to make and one dicey moment against a poor side. Kyle Walker 7 Superb goal-saving clearance to make up for his penalty blunder last week and largely untroubled as England ran riot at the other end. John Stones 7 His goals masked another defensive performance a better team might have punished more severely. Really needs to switch on. John Stones scored twice for England in the first half Credit: AP Harry Maguire 7 Manhandled in the build-up to the opening goal and nodded narrowly over from another set-piece. Still nagging doubts about him defensively. Kieran Trippier 8 England’s new king of the assist, the Tottenham Hotspur full-back was involved in three of their goals. Surely a mainstay of the side for years to come. Ruben Loftus-Cheek 7 Deserved a competitive debut after his cameo against Tunisia and got a freak assist but did not do enough to keep a fit Dele Alli out of the side. Did Loftus-Cheek do enough to keep a fit Dele out? Credit: AFP Jordan Henderson 7 Went close with a superb volley and not required to produce anything special otherwise. Will be interesting to see how he is deployed going forward. Jesse Lingard 8 Finally got the goal his start to this World Cup has warranted. Also won England’s first penalty having played on after taking an early blow to the head. Sterling and Lingard celebrate after England run riot against Panama Credit: AP Ashley Young 7 No dramas but Danny Rose must surely start against Belgium, if only to assess what difference a left-footed player might make to the side. Raheem Sterling 7 Confidence clearly still fragile after failing to put away another sitter within minutes of laying on Lingard’s goal. Remains Gareth Southgate’s biggest selection decision. England player rater Harry Kane 8 A fairy-tale start to his World Cup career. After being denied two penalties against Tunisia, he scored a two here before a fluke took him top of the scoring charts. Harry Kane scored a hat-trick with two of his goals coming from the spot Credit: AP Subs: Jamie Vardy (for Kane, 63 mins): 5. Fabian Delph (for Lingard, 63): 5. Danny Rose (for Trippier, 70): 5. Panama Jaime Penedo 6 Did well to keep out a header from Sterling and could do nothing about any of England’s goals - unlike his team-mates. Michael Murillo 5 Almost scored a consolation goal and was spared some of the torture his defensive colleagues suffered at the hands of a rampant England side. Roman Torres 5 Missed a sitter to equalise after calling a meeting on the pitch at half-time of what must have been one of the most painful experiences of the Panama captain’s career. Roman Torres has a heated word with Harry Maguire Credit: AFP Fidel Escobar 4 Bundled Lingard over for the first penalty and generally an accident waiting to happen at the back. Erick Davis 5 Tried to get forward but did not get much change out of Trippier, who also kept him occupied going the other way. Edgar Barcenas 5 Given too much time and space to curl narrowly wide from 25 yards and not as culpable for the result as those around him. Barcenas has a rare shot at goal for Panama Credit: Reuters Armando Cooper 6 Booked for chopping down Lingard but otherwise a small thorn in England’s side on the rare occasions Panama attacked. Gabriel Gomez 4 Caught Lingard with a flailing arm and lucky not to concede a penalty for manhandling Maguire in the box in the build-up to England’s first goal. Gabriel Gomez tussles with Harry Maguire in the box Credit: Getty Images Anibal Godoy 4 Should have scored when it was still 0-0 after England gifted Panama the ball and conceded his side’s second penalty. Jose Luis Rodriguez 5 Wasted a decent position in the first half but not without talent - just not anywhere near enough to compete at this level. Blas Perez 5 At least he can say he was furthest away from the carnage at the other end of the pitch. Not much else though. Blas Perez competes for the ball with Kyle Walker Credit: AFP Subs: Ricardo Avila (for Godoy, 63): 5. Abdiel Arroyo (for Barcenas, 69): 5. Felipe Baloy (for Gomez): 6. WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
England vs Panama, World Cup 2018, player ratings: Who shone and who was found out?
England captain Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as Gareth Southgate's side thrashed Panama to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup. Defender John Stones struck twice while Jesse Lingard curled in a fantastic effort to secure a comprehensive win. Despite a consolation goal from Panama, England ran out 6-1 winners. How did both teams fare in Nizhny? Ben Rumsby runs the rule over both line-ups... England Jordan Pickford 6 Will be fuming at being denied a clean sheet after having only one save to make and one dicey moment against a poor side. Kyle Walker 7 Superb goal-saving clearance to make up for his penalty blunder last week and largely untroubled as England ran riot at the other end. John Stones 7 His goals masked another defensive performance a better team might have punished more severely. Really needs to switch on. John Stones scored twice for England in the first half Credit: AP Harry Maguire 7 Manhandled in the build-up to the opening goal and nodded narrowly over from another set-piece. Still nagging doubts about him defensively. Kieran Trippier 8 England’s new king of the assist, the Tottenham Hotspur full-back was involved in three of their goals. Surely a mainstay of the side for years to come. Ruben Loftus-Cheek 7 Deserved a competitive debut after his cameo against Tunisia and got a freak assist but did not do enough to keep a fit Dele Alli out of the side. Did Loftus-Cheek do enough to keep a fit Dele out? Credit: AFP Jordan Henderson 7 Went close with a superb volley and not required to produce anything special otherwise. Will be interesting to see how he is deployed going forward. Jesse Lingard 8 Finally got the goal his start to this World Cup has warranted. Also won England’s first penalty having played on after taking an early blow to the head. Sterling and Lingard celebrate after England run riot against Panama Credit: AP Ashley Young 7 No dramas but Danny Rose must surely start against Belgium, if only to assess what difference a left-footed player might make to the side. Raheem Sterling 7 Confidence clearly still fragile after failing to put away another sitter within minutes of laying on Lingard’s goal. Remains Gareth Southgate’s biggest selection decision. England player rater Harry Kane 8 A fairy-tale start to his World Cup career. After being denied two penalties against Tunisia, he scored a two here before a fluke took him top of the scoring charts. Harry Kane scored a hat-trick with two of his goals coming from the spot Credit: AP Subs: Jamie Vardy (for Kane, 63 mins): 5. Fabian Delph (for Lingard, 63): 5. Danny Rose (for Trippier, 70): 5. Panama Jaime Penedo 6 Did well to keep out a header from Sterling and could do nothing about any of England’s goals - unlike his team-mates. Michael Murillo 5 Almost scored a consolation goal and was spared some of the torture his defensive colleagues suffered at the hands of a rampant England side. Roman Torres 5 Missed a sitter to equalise after calling a meeting on the pitch at half-time of what must have been one of the most painful experiences of the Panama captain’s career. Roman Torres has a heated word with Harry Maguire Credit: AFP Fidel Escobar 4 Bundled Lingard over for the first penalty and generally an accident waiting to happen at the back. Erick Davis 5 Tried to get forward but did not get much change out of Trippier, who also kept him occupied going the other way. Edgar Barcenas 5 Given too much time and space to curl narrowly wide from 25 yards and not as culpable for the result as those around him. Barcenas has a rare shot at goal for Panama Credit: Reuters Armando Cooper 6 Booked for chopping down Lingard but otherwise a small thorn in England’s side on the rare occasions Panama attacked. Gabriel Gomez 4 Caught Lingard with a flailing arm and lucky not to concede a penalty for manhandling Maguire in the box in the build-up to England’s first goal. Gabriel Gomez tussles with Harry Maguire in the box Credit: Getty Images Anibal Godoy 4 Should have scored when it was still 0-0 after England gifted Panama the ball and conceded his side’s second penalty. Jose Luis Rodriguez 5 Wasted a decent position in the first half but not without talent - just not anywhere near enough to compete at this level. Blas Perez 5 At least he can say he was furthest away from the carnage at the other end of the pitch. Not much else though. Blas Perez competes for the ball with Kyle Walker Credit: AFP Subs: Ricardo Avila (for Godoy, 63): 5. Abdiel Arroyo (for Barcenas, 69): 5. Felipe Baloy (for Gomez): 6. WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
England captain Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as Gareth Southgate's side thrashed Panama to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup. Defender John Stones struck twice while Jesse Lingard curled in a fantastic effort to secure a comprehensive win. Despite a consolation goal from Panama, England ran out 6-1 winners. How did both teams fare in Nizhny? Ben Rumsby runs the rule over both line-ups... England Jordan Pickford 6 Will be fuming at being denied a clean sheet after having only one save to make and one dicey moment against a poor side. Kyle Walker 7 Superb goal-saving clearance to make up for his penalty blunder last week and largely untroubled as England ran riot at the other end. John Stones 7 His goals masked another defensive performance a better team might have punished more severely. Really needs to switch on. John Stones scored twice for England in the first half Credit: AP Harry Maguire 7 Manhandled in the build-up to the opening goal and nodded narrowly over from another set-piece. Still nagging doubts about him defensively. Kieran Trippier 8 England’s new king of the assist, the Tottenham Hotspur full-back was involved in three of their goals. Surely a mainstay of the side for years to come. Ruben Loftus-Cheek 7 Deserved a competitive debut after his cameo against Tunisia and got a freak assist but did not do enough to keep a fit Dele Alli out of the side. Did Loftus-Cheek do enough to keep a fit Dele out? Credit: AFP Jordan Henderson 7 Went close with a superb volley and not required to produce anything special otherwise. Will be interesting to see how he is deployed going forward. Jesse Lingard 8 Finally got the goal his start to this World Cup has warranted. Also won England’s first penalty having played on after taking an early blow to the head. Sterling and Lingard celebrate after England run riot against Panama Credit: AP Ashley Young 7 No dramas but Danny Rose must surely start against Belgium, if only to assess what difference a left-footed player might make to the side. Raheem Sterling 7 Confidence clearly still fragile after failing to put away another sitter within minutes of laying on Lingard’s goal. Remains Gareth Southgate’s biggest selection decision. England player rater Harry Kane 8 A fairy-tale start to his World Cup career. After being denied two penalties against Tunisia, he scored a two here before a fluke took him top of the scoring charts. Harry Kane scored a hat-trick with two of his goals coming from the spot Credit: AP Subs: Jamie Vardy (for Kane, 63 mins): 5. Fabian Delph (for Lingard, 63): 5. Danny Rose (for Trippier, 70): 5. Panama Jaime Penedo 6 Did well to keep out a header from Sterling and could do nothing about any of England’s goals - unlike his team-mates. Michael Murillo 5 Almost scored a consolation goal and was spared some of the torture his defensive colleagues suffered at the hands of a rampant England side. Roman Torres 5 Missed a sitter to equalise after calling a meeting on the pitch at half-time of what must have been one of the most painful experiences of the Panama captain’s career. Roman Torres has a heated word with Harry Maguire Credit: AFP Fidel Escobar 4 Bundled Lingard over for the first penalty and generally an accident waiting to happen at the back. Erick Davis 5 Tried to get forward but did not get much change out of Trippier, who also kept him occupied going the other way. Edgar Barcenas 5 Given too much time and space to curl narrowly wide from 25 yards and not as culpable for the result as those around him. Barcenas has a rare shot at goal for Panama Credit: Reuters Armando Cooper 6 Booked for chopping down Lingard but otherwise a small thorn in England’s side on the rare occasions Panama attacked. Gabriel Gomez 4 Caught Lingard with a flailing arm and lucky not to concede a penalty for manhandling Maguire in the box in the build-up to England’s first goal. Gabriel Gomez tussles with Harry Maguire in the box Credit: Getty Images Anibal Godoy 4 Should have scored when it was still 0-0 after England gifted Panama the ball and conceded his side’s second penalty. Jose Luis Rodriguez 5 Wasted a decent position in the first half but not without talent - just not anywhere near enough to compete at this level. Blas Perez 5 At least he can say he was furthest away from the carnage at the other end of the pitch. Not much else though. Blas Perez competes for the ball with Kyle Walker Credit: AFP Subs: Ricardo Avila (for Godoy, 63): 5. Abdiel Arroyo (for Barcenas, 69): 5. Felipe Baloy (for Gomez): 6. WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
England vs Panama, World Cup 2018, player ratings: Who shone and who was found out?
England captain Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as Gareth Southgate's side thrashed Panama to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup. Defender John Stones struck twice while Jesse Lingard curled in a fantastic effort to secure a comprehensive win. Despite a consolation goal from Panama, England ran out 6-1 winners. How did both teams fare in Nizhny? Ben Rumsby runs the rule over both line-ups... England Jordan Pickford 6 Will be fuming at being denied a clean sheet after having only one save to make and one dicey moment against a poor side. Kyle Walker 7 Superb goal-saving clearance to make up for his penalty blunder last week and largely untroubled as England ran riot at the other end. John Stones 7 His goals masked another defensive performance a better team might have punished more severely. Really needs to switch on. John Stones scored twice for England in the first half Credit: AP Harry Maguire 7 Manhandled in the build-up to the opening goal and nodded narrowly over from another set-piece. Still nagging doubts about him defensively. Kieran Trippier 8 England’s new king of the assist, the Tottenham Hotspur full-back was involved in three of their goals. Surely a mainstay of the side for years to come. Ruben Loftus-Cheek 7 Deserved a competitive debut after his cameo against Tunisia and got a freak assist but did not do enough to keep a fit Dele Alli out of the side. Did Loftus-Cheek do enough to keep a fit Dele out? Credit: AFP Jordan Henderson 7 Went close with a superb volley and not required to produce anything special otherwise. Will be interesting to see how he is deployed going forward. Jesse Lingard 8 Finally got the goal his start to this World Cup has warranted. Also won England’s first penalty having played on after taking an early blow to the head. Sterling and Lingard celebrate after England run riot against Panama Credit: AP Ashley Young 7 No dramas but Danny Rose must surely start against Belgium, if only to assess what difference a left-footed player might make to the side. Raheem Sterling 7 Confidence clearly still fragile after failing to put away another sitter within minutes of laying on Lingard’s goal. Remains Gareth Southgate’s biggest selection decision. England player rater Harry Kane 8 A fairy-tale start to his World Cup career. After being denied two penalties against Tunisia, he scored a two here before a fluke took him top of the scoring charts. Harry Kane scored a hat-trick with two of his goals coming from the spot Credit: AP Subs: Jamie Vardy (for Kane, 63 mins): 5. Fabian Delph (for Lingard, 63): 5. Danny Rose (for Trippier, 70): 5. Panama Jaime Penedo 6 Did well to keep out a header from Sterling and could do nothing about any of England’s goals - unlike his team-mates. Michael Murillo 5 Almost scored a consolation goal and was spared some of the torture his defensive colleagues suffered at the hands of a rampant England side. Roman Torres 5 Missed a sitter to equalise after calling a meeting on the pitch at half-time of what must have been one of the most painful experiences of the Panama captain’s career. Roman Torres has a heated word with Harry Maguire Credit: AFP Fidel Escobar 4 Bundled Lingard over for the first penalty and generally an accident waiting to happen at the back. Erick Davis 5 Tried to get forward but did not get much change out of Trippier, who also kept him occupied going the other way. Edgar Barcenas 5 Given too much time and space to curl narrowly wide from 25 yards and not as culpable for the result as those around him. Barcenas has a rare shot at goal for Panama Credit: Reuters Armando Cooper 6 Booked for chopping down Lingard but otherwise a small thorn in England’s side on the rare occasions Panama attacked. Gabriel Gomez 4 Caught Lingard with a flailing arm and lucky not to concede a penalty for manhandling Maguire in the box in the build-up to England’s first goal. Gabriel Gomez tussles with Harry Maguire in the box Credit: Getty Images Anibal Godoy 4 Should have scored when it was still 0-0 after England gifted Panama the ball and conceded his side’s second penalty. Jose Luis Rodriguez 5 Wasted a decent position in the first half but not without talent - just not anywhere near enough to compete at this level. Blas Perez 5 At least he can say he was furthest away from the carnage at the other end of the pitch. Not much else though. Blas Perez competes for the ball with Kyle Walker Credit: AFP Subs: Ricardo Avila (for Godoy, 63): 5. Abdiel Arroyo (for Barcenas, 69): 5. Felipe Baloy (for Gomez): 6. WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
England captain Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as Gareth Southgate's side thrashed Panama to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup. Defender John Stones struck twice while Jesse Lingard curled in a fantastic effort to secure a comprehensive win. Despite a consolation goal from Panama, England ran out 6-1 winners. How did both teams fare in Nizhny? Ben Rumsby runs the rule over both line-ups... England Jordan Pickford 6 Will be fuming at being denied a clean sheet after having only one save to make and one dicey moment against a poor side. Kyle Walker 7 Superb goal-saving clearance to make up for his penalty blunder last week and largely untroubled as England ran riot at the other end. John Stones 7 His goals masked another defensive performance a better team might have punished more severely. Really needs to switch on. John Stones scored twice for England in the first half Credit: AP Harry Maguire 7 Manhandled in the build-up to the opening goal and nodded narrowly over from another set-piece. Still nagging doubts about him defensively. Kieran Trippier 8 England’s new king of the assist, the Tottenham Hotspur full-back was involved in three of their goals. Surely a mainstay of the side for years to come. Ruben Loftus-Cheek 7 Deserved a competitive debut after his cameo against Tunisia and got a freak assist but did not do enough to keep a fit Dele Alli out of the side. Did Loftus-Cheek do enough to keep a fit Dele out? Credit: AFP Jordan Henderson 7 Went close with a superb volley and not required to produce anything special otherwise. Will be interesting to see how he is deployed going forward. Jesse Lingard 8 Finally got the goal his start to this World Cup has warranted. Also won England’s first penalty having played on after taking an early blow to the head. Sterling and Lingard celebrate after England run riot against Panama Credit: AP Ashley Young 7 No dramas but Danny Rose must surely start against Belgium, if only to assess what difference a left-footed player might make to the side. Raheem Sterling 7 Confidence clearly still fragile after failing to put away another sitter within minutes of laying on Lingard’s goal. Remains Gareth Southgate’s biggest selection decision. England player rater Harry Kane 8 A fairy-tale start to his World Cup career. After being denied two penalties against Tunisia, he scored a two here before a fluke took him top of the scoring charts. Harry Kane scored a hat-trick with two of his goals coming from the spot Credit: AP Subs: Jamie Vardy (for Kane, 63 mins): 5. Fabian Delph (for Lingard, 63): 5. Danny Rose (for Trippier, 70): 5. Panama Jaime Penedo 6 Did well to keep out a header from Sterling and could do nothing about any of England’s goals - unlike his team-mates. Michael Murillo 5 Almost scored a consolation goal and was spared some of the torture his defensive colleagues suffered at the hands of a rampant England side. Roman Torres 5 Missed a sitter to equalise after calling a meeting on the pitch at half-time of what must have been one of the most painful experiences of the Panama captain’s career. Roman Torres has a heated word with Harry Maguire Credit: AFP Fidel Escobar 4 Bundled Lingard over for the first penalty and generally an accident waiting to happen at the back. Erick Davis 5 Tried to get forward but did not get much change out of Trippier, who also kept him occupied going the other way. Edgar Barcenas 5 Given too much time and space to curl narrowly wide from 25 yards and not as culpable for the result as those around him. Barcenas has a rare shot at goal for Panama Credit: Reuters Armando Cooper 6 Booked for chopping down Lingard but otherwise a small thorn in England’s side on the rare occasions Panama attacked. Gabriel Gomez 4 Caught Lingard with a flailing arm and lucky not to concede a penalty for manhandling Maguire in the box in the build-up to England’s first goal. Gabriel Gomez tussles with Harry Maguire in the box Credit: Getty Images Anibal Godoy 4 Should have scored when it was still 0-0 after England gifted Panama the ball and conceded his side’s second penalty. Jose Luis Rodriguez 5 Wasted a decent position in the first half but not without talent - just not anywhere near enough to compete at this level. Blas Perez 5 At least he can say he was furthest away from the carnage at the other end of the pitch. Not much else though. Blas Perez competes for the ball with Kyle Walker Credit: AFP Subs: Ricardo Avila (for Godoy, 63): 5. Abdiel Arroyo (for Barcenas, 69): 5. Felipe Baloy (for Gomez): 6. WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
England vs Panama, World Cup 2018, player ratings: Who shone and who was found out?
England captain Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as Gareth Southgate's side thrashed Panama to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup. Defender John Stones struck twice while Jesse Lingard curled in a fantastic effort to secure a comprehensive win. Despite a consolation goal from Panama, England ran out 6-1 winners. How did both teams fare in Nizhny? Ben Rumsby runs the rule over both line-ups... England Jordan Pickford 6 Will be fuming at being denied a clean sheet after having only one save to make and one dicey moment against a poor side. Kyle Walker 7 Superb goal-saving clearance to make up for his penalty blunder last week and largely untroubled as England ran riot at the other end. John Stones 7 His goals masked another defensive performance a better team might have punished more severely. Really needs to switch on. John Stones scored twice for England in the first half Credit: AP Harry Maguire 7 Manhandled in the build-up to the opening goal and nodded narrowly over from another set-piece. Still nagging doubts about him defensively. Kieran Trippier 8 England’s new king of the assist, the Tottenham Hotspur full-back was involved in three of their goals. Surely a mainstay of the side for years to come. Ruben Loftus-Cheek 7 Deserved a competitive debut after his cameo against Tunisia and got a freak assist but did not do enough to keep a fit Dele Alli out of the side. Did Loftus-Cheek do enough to keep a fit Dele out? Credit: AFP Jordan Henderson 7 Went close with a superb volley and not required to produce anything special otherwise. Will be interesting to see how he is deployed going forward. Jesse Lingard 8 Finally got the goal his start to this World Cup has warranted. Also won England’s first penalty having played on after taking an early blow to the head. Sterling and Lingard celebrate after England run riot against Panama Credit: AP Ashley Young 7 No dramas but Danny Rose must surely start against Belgium, if only to assess what difference a left-footed player might make to the side. Raheem Sterling 7 Confidence clearly still fragile after failing to put away another sitter within minutes of laying on Lingard’s goal. Remains Gareth Southgate’s biggest selection decision. England player rater Harry Kane 8 A fairy-tale start to his World Cup career. After being denied two penalties against Tunisia, he scored a two here before a fluke took him top of the scoring charts. Harry Kane scored a hat-trick with two of his goals coming from the spot Credit: AP Subs: Jamie Vardy (for Kane, 63 mins): 5. Fabian Delph (for Lingard, 63): 5. Danny Rose (for Trippier, 70): 5. Panama Jaime Penedo 6 Did well to keep out a header from Sterling and could do nothing about any of England’s goals - unlike his team-mates. Michael Murillo 5 Almost scored a consolation goal and was spared some of the torture his defensive colleagues suffered at the hands of a rampant England side. Roman Torres 5 Missed a sitter to equalise after calling a meeting on the pitch at half-time of what must have been one of the most painful experiences of the Panama captain’s career. Roman Torres has a heated word with Harry Maguire Credit: AFP Fidel Escobar 4 Bundled Lingard over for the first penalty and generally an accident waiting to happen at the back. Erick Davis 5 Tried to get forward but did not get much change out of Trippier, who also kept him occupied going the other way. Edgar Barcenas 5 Given too much time and space to curl narrowly wide from 25 yards and not as culpable for the result as those around him. Barcenas has a rare shot at goal for Panama Credit: Reuters Armando Cooper 6 Booked for chopping down Lingard but otherwise a small thorn in England’s side on the rare occasions Panama attacked. Gabriel Gomez 4 Caught Lingard with a flailing arm and lucky not to concede a penalty for manhandling Maguire in the box in the build-up to England’s first goal. Gabriel Gomez tussles with Harry Maguire in the box Credit: Getty Images Anibal Godoy 4 Should have scored when it was still 0-0 after England gifted Panama the ball and conceded his side’s second penalty. Jose Luis Rodriguez 5 Wasted a decent position in the first half but not without talent - just not anywhere near enough to compete at this level. Blas Perez 5 At least he can say he was furthest away from the carnage at the other end of the pitch. Not much else though. Blas Perez competes for the ball with Kyle Walker Credit: AFP Subs: Ricardo Avila (for Godoy, 63): 5. Abdiel Arroyo (for Barcenas, 69): 5. Felipe Baloy (for Gomez): 6. WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
England captain Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as Gareth Southgate's side thrashed Panama to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup. Defender John Stones struck twice while Jesse Lingard curled in a fantastic effort to secure a comprehensive win. Despite a consolation goal from Panama, England ran out 6-1 winners. How did both teams fare in Nizhny? Ben Rumsby runs the rule over both line-ups... England Jordan Pickford 6 Will be fuming at being denied a clean sheet after having only one save to make and one dicey moment against a poor side. Kyle Walker 7 Superb goal-saving clearance to make up for his penalty blunder last week and largely untroubled as England ran riot at the other end. John Stones 7 His goals masked another defensive performance a better team might have punished more severely. Really needs to switch on. John Stones scored twice for England in the first half Credit: AP Harry Maguire 7 Manhandled in the build-up to the opening goal and nodded narrowly over from another set-piece. Still nagging doubts about him defensively. Kieran Trippier 8 England’s new king of the assist, the Tottenham Hotspur full-back was involved in three of their goals. Surely a mainstay of the side for years to come. Ruben Loftus-Cheek 7 Deserved a competitive debut after his cameo against Tunisia and got a freak assist but did not do enough to keep a fit Dele Alli out of the side. Did Loftus-Cheek do enough to keep a fit Dele out? Credit: AFP Jordan Henderson 7 Went close with a superb volley and not required to produce anything special otherwise. Will be interesting to see how he is deployed going forward. Jesse Lingard 8 Finally got the goal his start to this World Cup has warranted. Also won England’s first penalty having played on after taking an early blow to the head. Sterling and Lingard celebrate after England run riot against Panama Credit: AP Ashley Young 7 No dramas but Danny Rose must surely start against Belgium, if only to assess what difference a left-footed player might make to the side. Raheem Sterling 7 Confidence clearly still fragile after failing to put away another sitter within minutes of laying on Lingard’s goal. Remains Gareth Southgate’s biggest selection decision. England player rater Harry Kane 8 A fairy-tale start to his World Cup career. After being denied two penalties against Tunisia, he scored a two here before a fluke took him top of the scoring charts. Harry Kane scored a hat-trick with two of his goals coming from the spot Credit: AP Subs: Jamie Vardy (for Kane, 63 mins): 5. Fabian Delph (for Lingard, 63): 5. Danny Rose (for Trippier, 70): 5. Panama Jaime Penedo 6 Did well to keep out a header from Sterling and could do nothing about any of England’s goals - unlike his team-mates. Michael Murillo 5 Almost scored a consolation goal and was spared some of the torture his defensive colleagues suffered at the hands of a rampant England side. Roman Torres 5 Missed a sitter to equalise after calling a meeting on the pitch at half-time of what must have been one of the most painful experiences of the Panama captain’s career. Roman Torres has a heated word with Harry Maguire Credit: AFP Fidel Escobar 4 Bundled Lingard over for the first penalty and generally an accident waiting to happen at the back. Erick Davis 5 Tried to get forward but did not get much change out of Trippier, who also kept him occupied going the other way. Edgar Barcenas 5 Given too much time and space to curl narrowly wide from 25 yards and not as culpable for the result as those around him. Barcenas has a rare shot at goal for Panama Credit: Reuters Armando Cooper 6 Booked for chopping down Lingard but otherwise a small thorn in England’s side on the rare occasions Panama attacked. Gabriel Gomez 4 Caught Lingard with a flailing arm and lucky not to concede a penalty for manhandling Maguire in the box in the build-up to England’s first goal. Gabriel Gomez tussles with Harry Maguire in the box Credit: Getty Images Anibal Godoy 4 Should have scored when it was still 0-0 after England gifted Panama the ball and conceded his side’s second penalty. Jose Luis Rodriguez 5 Wasted a decent position in the first half but not without talent - just not anywhere near enough to compete at this level. Blas Perez 5 At least he can say he was furthest away from the carnage at the other end of the pitch. Not much else though. Blas Perez competes for the ball with Kyle Walker Credit: AFP Subs: Ricardo Avila (for Godoy, 63): 5. Abdiel Arroyo (for Barcenas, 69): 5. Felipe Baloy (for Gomez): 6. WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
England vs Panama, World Cup 2018, player ratings: Who shone and who was found out?
England captain Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as Gareth Southgate's side thrashed Panama to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup. Defender John Stones struck twice while Jesse Lingard curled in a fantastic effort to secure a comprehensive win. Despite a consolation goal from Panama, England ran out 6-1 winners. How did both teams fare in Nizhny? Ben Rumsby runs the rule over both line-ups... England Jordan Pickford 6 Will be fuming at being denied a clean sheet after having only one save to make and one dicey moment against a poor side. Kyle Walker 7 Superb goal-saving clearance to make up for his penalty blunder last week and largely untroubled as England ran riot at the other end. John Stones 7 His goals masked another defensive performance a better team might have punished more severely. Really needs to switch on. John Stones scored twice for England in the first half Credit: AP Harry Maguire 7 Manhandled in the build-up to the opening goal and nodded narrowly over from another set-piece. Still nagging doubts about him defensively. Kieran Trippier 8 England’s new king of the assist, the Tottenham Hotspur full-back was involved in three of their goals. Surely a mainstay of the side for years to come. Ruben Loftus-Cheek 7 Deserved a competitive debut after his cameo against Tunisia and got a freak assist but did not do enough to keep a fit Dele Alli out of the side. Did Loftus-Cheek do enough to keep a fit Dele out? Credit: AFP Jordan Henderson 7 Went close with a superb volley and not required to produce anything special otherwise. Will be interesting to see how he is deployed going forward. Jesse Lingard 8 Finally got the goal his start to this World Cup has warranted. Also won England’s first penalty having played on after taking an early blow to the head. Sterling and Lingard celebrate after England run riot against Panama Credit: AP Ashley Young 7 No dramas but Danny Rose must surely start against Belgium, if only to assess what difference a left-footed player might make to the side. Raheem Sterling 7 Confidence clearly still fragile after failing to put away another sitter within minutes of laying on Lingard’s goal. Remains Gareth Southgate’s biggest selection decision. England player rater Harry Kane 8 A fairy-tale start to his World Cup career. After being denied two penalties against Tunisia, he scored a two here before a fluke took him top of the scoring charts. Harry Kane scored a hat-trick with two of his goals coming from the spot Credit: AP Subs: Jamie Vardy (for Kane, 63 mins): 5. Fabian Delph (for Lingard, 63): 5. Danny Rose (for Trippier, 70): 5. Panama Jaime Penedo 6 Did well to keep out a header from Sterling and could do nothing about any of England’s goals - unlike his team-mates. Michael Murillo 5 Almost scored a consolation goal and was spared some of the torture his defensive colleagues suffered at the hands of a rampant England side. Roman Torres 5 Missed a sitter to equalise after calling a meeting on the pitch at half-time of what must have been one of the most painful experiences of the Panama captain’s career. Roman Torres has a heated word with Harry Maguire Credit: AFP Fidel Escobar 4 Bundled Lingard over for the first penalty and generally an accident waiting to happen at the back. Erick Davis 5 Tried to get forward but did not get much change out of Trippier, who also kept him occupied going the other way. Edgar Barcenas 5 Given too much time and space to curl narrowly wide from 25 yards and not as culpable for the result as those around him. Barcenas has a rare shot at goal for Panama Credit: Reuters Armando Cooper 6 Booked for chopping down Lingard but otherwise a small thorn in England’s side on the rare occasions Panama attacked. Gabriel Gomez 4 Caught Lingard with a flailing arm and lucky not to concede a penalty for manhandling Maguire in the box in the build-up to England’s first goal. Gabriel Gomez tussles with Harry Maguire in the box Credit: Getty Images Anibal Godoy 4 Should have scored when it was still 0-0 after England gifted Panama the ball and conceded his side’s second penalty. Jose Luis Rodriguez 5 Wasted a decent position in the first half but not without talent - just not anywhere near enough to compete at this level. Blas Perez 5 At least he can say he was furthest away from the carnage at the other end of the pitch. Not much else though. Blas Perez competes for the ball with Kyle Walker Credit: AFP Subs: Ricardo Avila (for Godoy, 63): 5. Abdiel Arroyo (for Barcenas, 69): 5. Felipe Baloy (for Gomez): 6. WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
England captain Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as Gareth Southgate's side thrashed Panama to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup. Defender John Stones struck twice while Jesse Lingard curled in a fantastic effort to secure a comprehensive win. Despite a consolation goal from Panama, England ran out 6-1 winners. How did both teams fare in Nizhny? Ben Rumsby runs the rule over both line-ups... England Jordan Pickford 6 Will be fuming at being denied a clean sheet after having only one save to make and one dicey moment against a poor side. Kyle Walker 7 Superb goal-saving clearance to make up for his penalty blunder last week and largely untroubled as England ran riot at the other end. John Stones 7 His goals masked another defensive performance a better team might have punished more severely. Really needs to switch on. John Stones scored twice for England in the first half Credit: AP Harry Maguire 7 Manhandled in the build-up to the opening goal and nodded narrowly over from another set-piece. Still nagging doubts about him defensively. Kieran Trippier 8 England’s new king of the assist, the Tottenham Hotspur full-back was involved in three of their goals. Surely a mainstay of the side for years to come. Ruben Loftus-Cheek 7 Deserved a competitive debut after his cameo against Tunisia and got a freak assist but did not do enough to keep a fit Dele Alli out of the side. Did Loftus-Cheek do enough to keep a fit Dele out? Credit: AFP Jordan Henderson 7 Went close with a superb volley and not required to produce anything special otherwise. Will be interesting to see how he is deployed going forward. Jesse Lingard 8 Finally got the goal his start to this World Cup has warranted. Also won England’s first penalty having played on after taking an early blow to the head. Sterling and Lingard celebrate after England run riot against Panama Credit: AP Ashley Young 7 No dramas but Danny Rose must surely start against Belgium, if only to assess what difference a left-footed player might make to the side. Raheem Sterling 7 Confidence clearly still fragile after failing to put away another sitter within minutes of laying on Lingard’s goal. Remains Gareth Southgate’s biggest selection decision. England player rater Harry Kane 8 A fairy-tale start to his World Cup career. After being denied two penalties against Tunisia, he scored a two here before a fluke took him top of the scoring charts. Harry Kane scored a hat-trick with two of his goals coming from the spot Credit: AP Subs: Jamie Vardy (for Kane, 63 mins): 5. Fabian Delph (for Lingard, 63): 5. Danny Rose (for Trippier, 70): 5. Panama Jaime Penedo 6 Did well to keep out a header from Sterling and could do nothing about any of England’s goals - unlike his team-mates. Michael Murillo 5 Almost scored a consolation goal and was spared some of the torture his defensive colleagues suffered at the hands of a rampant England side. Roman Torres 5 Missed a sitter to equalise after calling a meeting on the pitch at half-time of what must have been one of the most painful experiences of the Panama captain’s career. Roman Torres has a heated word with Harry Maguire Credit: AFP Fidel Escobar 4 Bundled Lingard over for the first penalty and generally an accident waiting to happen at the back. Erick Davis 5 Tried to get forward but did not get much change out of Trippier, who also kept him occupied going the other way. Edgar Barcenas 5 Given too much time and space to curl narrowly wide from 25 yards and not as culpable for the result as those around him. Barcenas has a rare shot at goal for Panama Credit: Reuters Armando Cooper 6 Booked for chopping down Lingard but otherwise a small thorn in England’s side on the rare occasions Panama attacked. Gabriel Gomez 4 Caught Lingard with a flailing arm and lucky not to concede a penalty for manhandling Maguire in the box in the build-up to England’s first goal. Gabriel Gomez tussles with Harry Maguire in the box Credit: Getty Images Anibal Godoy 4 Should have scored when it was still 0-0 after England gifted Panama the ball and conceded his side’s second penalty. Jose Luis Rodriguez 5 Wasted a decent position in the first half but not without talent - just not anywhere near enough to compete at this level. Blas Perez 5 At least he can say he was furthest away from the carnage at the other end of the pitch. Not much else though. Blas Perez competes for the ball with Kyle Walker Credit: AFP Subs: Ricardo Avila (for Godoy, 63): 5. Abdiel Arroyo (for Barcenas, 69): 5. Felipe Baloy (for Gomez): 6. WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
England vs Panama, World Cup 2018, player ratings: Who shone and who was found out?
England captain Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as Gareth Southgate's side thrashed Panama to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup. Defender John Stones struck twice while Jesse Lingard curled in a fantastic effort to secure a comprehensive win. Despite a consolation goal from Panama, England ran out 6-1 winners. How did both teams fare in Nizhny? Ben Rumsby runs the rule over both line-ups... England Jordan Pickford 6 Will be fuming at being denied a clean sheet after having only one save to make and one dicey moment against a poor side. Kyle Walker 7 Superb goal-saving clearance to make up for his penalty blunder last week and largely untroubled as England ran riot at the other end. John Stones 7 His goals masked another defensive performance a better team might have punished more severely. Really needs to switch on. John Stones scored twice for England in the first half Credit: AP Harry Maguire 7 Manhandled in the build-up to the opening goal and nodded narrowly over from another set-piece. Still nagging doubts about him defensively. Kieran Trippier 8 England’s new king of the assist, the Tottenham Hotspur full-back was involved in three of their goals. Surely a mainstay of the side for years to come. Ruben Loftus-Cheek 7 Deserved a competitive debut after his cameo against Tunisia and got a freak assist but did not do enough to keep a fit Dele Alli out of the side. Did Loftus-Cheek do enough to keep a fit Dele out? Credit: AFP Jordan Henderson 7 Went close with a superb volley and not required to produce anything special otherwise. Will be interesting to see how he is deployed going forward. Jesse Lingard 8 Finally got the goal his start to this World Cup has warranted. Also won England’s first penalty having played on after taking an early blow to the head. Sterling and Lingard celebrate after England run riot against Panama Credit: AP Ashley Young 7 No dramas but Danny Rose must surely start against Belgium, if only to assess what difference a left-footed player might make to the side. Raheem Sterling 7 Confidence clearly still fragile after failing to put away another sitter within minutes of laying on Lingard’s goal. Remains Gareth Southgate’s biggest selection decision. England player rater Harry Kane 8 A fairy-tale start to his World Cup career. After being denied two penalties against Tunisia, he scored a two here before a fluke took him top of the scoring charts. Harry Kane scored a hat-trick with two of his goals coming from the spot Credit: AP Subs: Jamie Vardy (for Kane, 63 mins): 5. Fabian Delph (for Lingard, 63): 5. Danny Rose (for Trippier, 70): 5. Panama Jaime Penedo 6 Did well to keep out a header from Sterling and could do nothing about any of England’s goals - unlike his team-mates. Michael Murillo 5 Almost scored a consolation goal and was spared some of the torture his defensive colleagues suffered at the hands of a rampant England side. Roman Torres 5 Missed a sitter to equalise after calling a meeting on the pitch at half-time of what must have been one of the most painful experiences of the Panama captain’s career. Roman Torres has a heated word with Harry Maguire Credit: AFP Fidel Escobar 4 Bundled Lingard over for the first penalty and generally an accident waiting to happen at the back. Erick Davis 5 Tried to get forward but did not get much change out of Trippier, who also kept him occupied going the other way. Edgar Barcenas 5 Given too much time and space to curl narrowly wide from 25 yards and not as culpable for the result as those around him. Barcenas has a rare shot at goal for Panama Credit: Reuters Armando Cooper 6 Booked for chopping down Lingard but otherwise a small thorn in England’s side on the rare occasions Panama attacked. Gabriel Gomez 4 Caught Lingard with a flailing arm and lucky not to concede a penalty for manhandling Maguire in the box in the build-up to England’s first goal. Gabriel Gomez tussles with Harry Maguire in the box Credit: Getty Images Anibal Godoy 4 Should have scored when it was still 0-0 after England gifted Panama the ball and conceded his side’s second penalty. Jose Luis Rodriguez 5 Wasted a decent position in the first half but not without talent - just not anywhere near enough to compete at this level. Blas Perez 5 At least he can say he was furthest away from the carnage at the other end of the pitch. Not much else though. Blas Perez competes for the ball with Kyle Walker Credit: AFP Subs: Ricardo Avila (for Godoy, 63): 5. Abdiel Arroyo (for Barcenas, 69): 5. Felipe Baloy (for Gomez): 6. WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
England captain Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as Gareth Southgate's side thrashed Panama to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup. Defender John Stones struck twice while Jesse Lingard curled in a fantastic effort to secure a comprehensive win. Despite a consolation goal from Panama, England ran out 6-1 winners. How did both teams fare in Nizhny? Ben Rumsby runs the rule over both line-ups... England Jordan Pickford 6 Will be fuming at being denied a clean sheet after having only one save to make and one dicey moment against a poor side. Kyle Walker 7 Superb goal-saving clearance to make up for his penalty blunder last week and largely untroubled as England ran riot at the other end. John Stones 7 His goals masked another defensive performance a better team might have punished more severely. Really needs to switch on. John Stones scored twice for England in the first half Credit: AP Harry Maguire 7 Manhandled in the build-up to the opening goal and nodded narrowly over from another set-piece. Still nagging doubts about him defensively. Kieran Trippier 8 England’s new king of the assist, the Tottenham Hotspur full-back was involved in three of their goals. Surely a mainstay of the side for years to come. Ruben Loftus-Cheek 7 Deserved a competitive debut after his cameo against Tunisia and got a freak assist but did not do enough to keep a fit Dele Alli out of the side. Did Loftus-Cheek do enough to keep a fit Dele out? Credit: AFP Jordan Henderson 7 Went close with a superb volley and not required to produce anything special otherwise. Will be interesting to see how he is deployed going forward. Jesse Lingard 8 Finally got the goal his start to this World Cup has warranted. Also won England’s first penalty having played on after taking an early blow to the head. Sterling and Lingard celebrate after England run riot against Panama Credit: AP Ashley Young 7 No dramas but Danny Rose must surely start against Belgium, if only to assess what difference a left-footed player might make to the side. Raheem Sterling 7 Confidence clearly still fragile after failing to put away another sitter within minutes of laying on Lingard’s goal. Remains Gareth Southgate’s biggest selection decision. England player rater Harry Kane 8 A fairy-tale start to his World Cup career. After being denied two penalties against Tunisia, he scored a two here before a fluke took him top of the scoring charts. Harry Kane scored a hat-trick with two of his goals coming from the spot Credit: AP Subs: Jamie Vardy (for Kane, 63 mins): 5. Fabian Delph (for Lingard, 63): 5. Danny Rose (for Trippier, 70): 5. Panama Jaime Penedo 6 Did well to keep out a header from Sterling and could do nothing about any of England’s goals - unlike his team-mates. Michael Murillo 5 Almost scored a consolation goal and was spared some of the torture his defensive colleagues suffered at the hands of a rampant England side. Roman Torres 5 Missed a sitter to equalise after calling a meeting on the pitch at half-time of what must have been one of the most painful experiences of the Panama captain’s career. Roman Torres has a heated word with Harry Maguire Credit: AFP Fidel Escobar 4 Bundled Lingard over for the first penalty and generally an accident waiting to happen at the back. Erick Davis 5 Tried to get forward but did not get much change out of Trippier, who also kept him occupied going the other way. Edgar Barcenas 5 Given too much time and space to curl narrowly wide from 25 yards and not as culpable for the result as those around him. Barcenas has a rare shot at goal for Panama Credit: Reuters Armando Cooper 6 Booked for chopping down Lingard but otherwise a small thorn in England’s side on the rare occasions Panama attacked. Gabriel Gomez 4 Caught Lingard with a flailing arm and lucky not to concede a penalty for manhandling Maguire in the box in the build-up to England’s first goal. Gabriel Gomez tussles with Harry Maguire in the box Credit: Getty Images Anibal Godoy 4 Should have scored when it was still 0-0 after England gifted Panama the ball and conceded his side’s second penalty. Jose Luis Rodriguez 5 Wasted a decent position in the first half but not without talent - just not anywhere near enough to compete at this level. Blas Perez 5 At least he can say he was furthest away from the carnage at the other end of the pitch. Not much else though. Blas Perez competes for the ball with Kyle Walker Credit: AFP Subs: Ricardo Avila (for Godoy, 63): 5. Abdiel Arroyo (for Barcenas, 69): 5. Felipe Baloy (for Gomez): 6. WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
England vs Panama, World Cup 2018, player ratings: Who shone and who was found out?
England captain Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as Gareth Southgate's side thrashed Panama to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup. Defender John Stones struck twice while Jesse Lingard curled in a fantastic effort to secure a comprehensive win. Despite a consolation goal from Panama, England ran out 6-1 winners. How did both teams fare in Nizhny? Ben Rumsby runs the rule over both line-ups... England Jordan Pickford 6 Will be fuming at being denied a clean sheet after having only one save to make and one dicey moment against a poor side. Kyle Walker 7 Superb goal-saving clearance to make up for his penalty blunder last week and largely untroubled as England ran riot at the other end. John Stones 7 His goals masked another defensive performance a better team might have punished more severely. Really needs to switch on. John Stones scored twice for England in the first half Credit: AP Harry Maguire 7 Manhandled in the build-up to the opening goal and nodded narrowly over from another set-piece. Still nagging doubts about him defensively. Kieran Trippier 8 England’s new king of the assist, the Tottenham Hotspur full-back was involved in three of their goals. Surely a mainstay of the side for years to come. Ruben Loftus-Cheek 7 Deserved a competitive debut after his cameo against Tunisia and got a freak assist but did not do enough to keep a fit Dele Alli out of the side. Did Loftus-Cheek do enough to keep a fit Dele out? Credit: AFP Jordan Henderson 7 Went close with a superb volley and not required to produce anything special otherwise. Will be interesting to see how he is deployed going forward. Jesse Lingard 8 Finally got the goal his start to this World Cup has warranted. Also won England’s first penalty having played on after taking an early blow to the head. Sterling and Lingard celebrate after England run riot against Panama Credit: AP Ashley Young 7 No dramas but Danny Rose must surely start against Belgium, if only to assess what difference a left-footed player might make to the side. Raheem Sterling 7 Confidence clearly still fragile after failing to put away another sitter within minutes of laying on Lingard’s goal. Remains Gareth Southgate’s biggest selection decision. England player rater Harry Kane 8 A fairy-tale start to his World Cup career. After being denied two penalties against Tunisia, he scored a two here before a fluke took him top of the scoring charts. Harry Kane scored a hat-trick with two of his goals coming from the spot Credit: AP Subs: Jamie Vardy (for Kane, 63 mins): 5. Fabian Delph (for Lingard, 63): 5. Danny Rose (for Trippier, 70): 5. Panama Jaime Penedo 6 Did well to keep out a header from Sterling and could do nothing about any of England’s goals - unlike his team-mates. Michael Murillo 5 Almost scored a consolation goal and was spared some of the torture his defensive colleagues suffered at the hands of a rampant England side. Roman Torres 5 Missed a sitter to equalise after calling a meeting on the pitch at half-time of what must have been one of the most painful experiences of the Panama captain’s career. Roman Torres has a heated word with Harry Maguire Credit: AFP Fidel Escobar 4 Bundled Lingard over for the first penalty and generally an accident waiting to happen at the back. Erick Davis 5 Tried to get forward but did not get much change out of Trippier, who also kept him occupied going the other way. Edgar Barcenas 5 Given too much time and space to curl narrowly wide from 25 yards and not as culpable for the result as those around him. Barcenas has a rare shot at goal for Panama Credit: Reuters Armando Cooper 6 Booked for chopping down Lingard but otherwise a small thorn in England’s side on the rare occasions Panama attacked. Gabriel Gomez 4 Caught Lingard with a flailing arm and lucky not to concede a penalty for manhandling Maguire in the box in the build-up to England’s first goal. Gabriel Gomez tussles with Harry Maguire in the box Credit: Getty Images Anibal Godoy 4 Should have scored when it was still 0-0 after England gifted Panama the ball and conceded his side’s second penalty. Jose Luis Rodriguez 5 Wasted a decent position in the first half but not without talent - just not anywhere near enough to compete at this level. Blas Perez 5 At least he can say he was furthest away from the carnage at the other end of the pitch. Not much else though. Blas Perez competes for the ball with Kyle Walker Credit: AFP Subs: Ricardo Avila (for Godoy, 63): 5. Abdiel Arroyo (for Barcenas, 69): 5. Felipe Baloy (for Gomez): 6. WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
It may have been a tough week for Steve Holland but he can take huge credit for England’s devastating effectiveness at set-pieces which has become a resounding feature of their World Cup campaign with their prime weapon being the right foot of Kieran Trippier. The defender’s delivery was Beckhamesque. The world is taking note. England’s goals were forged on the training ground– where, unfortunately for the assistant manager he had also been photographed holding a team-sheet during an open training session leading to him apologising to the squad – and on hard work and on identifying that dead-ball delivery might well be the key to this tournament where well-drilled defences deny space. More than half of the goals scored so far have come from that route. This is, quite possibly, the best coached England team in decades and certainly one that is following the instructions of their manager and working to a creative plan. No-one would suggest Panama are either well-drilled or disciplined and their brutal approach unravelled not long after they got away with one when Gabriel Gomez fore-armed smashed Jesse Lingard. They lost their heads, they lost their way and they lost this fixture with England remaining cool in the stifling heat of Nizhny Novgorod. Holland and Gareth Southgate have both spoken of the importance of set-pieces and that was in both not conceding them and taking advantage of them when they are earned but, even then, no-one really expected Trippier to become quite so potent in providing the ammunition. Every time he creates a threat. It was from his corner that Harry Kane scored the injury-time winning goal against Tunisia and in that match he created more chances than any other player so far at this World Cup: six chances from right-wing back. Here he continued. England vs Panama player ratings Trippier had even come into this World Cup unsure of his place. He had benefited from Southgate’s decision to move Kyle Walker inside to be on the right of the three-man defence but, even then, there was momentum behind Trent Alexander-Arnold. The 19-year-old may have been uncapped when he was called into the England squad but he had just impressed playing in the Champions League final for Liverpool and Southgate has shown himself bold in his team selections. Trippier needed to do well in England’s warm-up matches, coming back from injury at Tottenham Hotspur, and did so. The 27-year-old was England’s best player against Tunisia, despite Kane’s goals, and that threat came again and again from the right against Panama. It was from Trippier’s corner that John Stones was picked out for the first goal and it was a clever curling pass forward that unlocked the Panama defence and released Jesse Lingard - that combination had almost led to a goal against Tunisia - who was bundled over for Kane’s first penalty. The bullets continued to be provided and it was like David Beckham, at his best, whipping the ball in. Of their first eight corners at this tournament England had an effort on goal from six of them and scored three times. Of their previous 72 corners they had not scored once while what was also impressive was how they were varying their routines. There would be another goal from a Trippier corner with Panama panicking and grappling and pulling both Kane and Stones. Kane again scored emphatically from the penalty spot but, before that, Trippier had also been involved in England’s brilliantly worked fourth goal when his took a short free kick to Jordan Henderson who changed the angle with a lofted pass to Kane who headed back across goal. Raheem Sterling’s effort was saved but Stones headed home the rebound. That was a perfect training ground exercise in action and execution. It is a rare sight in top-level football. A perfect moment, then, for Holland and for hard work although he will have been annoyed that England themselves conceded from a set-piece. Unsurprisingly Trippier had already been substituted by then and it was good to see the rebuke issued by goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to his defence. Given Trippier was the third man taken off after Kane and Lingard it reinforced his value, and the value of his set-piece delivery, to England even more. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
Kieran Trippier potency gives England the ammunition to shoot down Panama
It may have been a tough week for Steve Holland but he can take huge credit for England’s devastating effectiveness at set-pieces which has become a resounding feature of their World Cup campaign with their prime weapon being the right foot of Kieran Trippier. The defender’s delivery was Beckhamesque. The world is taking note. England’s goals were forged on the training ground– where, unfortunately for the assistant manager he had also been photographed holding a team-sheet during an open training session leading to him apologising to the squad – and on hard work and on identifying that dead-ball delivery might well be the key to this tournament where well-drilled defences deny space. More than half of the goals scored so far have come from that route. This is, quite possibly, the best coached England team in decades and certainly one that is following the instructions of their manager and working to a creative plan. No-one would suggest Panama are either well-drilled or disciplined and their brutal approach unravelled not long after they got away with one when Gabriel Gomez fore-armed smashed Jesse Lingard. They lost their heads, they lost their way and they lost this fixture with England remaining cool in the stifling heat of Nizhny Novgorod. Holland and Gareth Southgate have both spoken of the importance of set-pieces and that was in both not conceding them and taking advantage of them when they are earned but, even then, no-one really expected Trippier to become quite so potent in providing the ammunition. Every time he creates a threat. It was from his corner that Harry Kane scored the injury-time winning goal against Tunisia and in that match he created more chances than any other player so far at this World Cup: six chances from right-wing back. Here he continued. England vs Panama player ratings Trippier had even come into this World Cup unsure of his place. He had benefited from Southgate’s decision to move Kyle Walker inside to be on the right of the three-man defence but, even then, there was momentum behind Trent Alexander-Arnold. The 19-year-old may have been uncapped when he was called into the England squad but he had just impressed playing in the Champions League final for Liverpool and Southgate has shown himself bold in his team selections. Trippier needed to do well in England’s warm-up matches, coming back from injury at Tottenham Hotspur, and did so. The 27-year-old was England’s best player against Tunisia, despite Kane’s goals, and that threat came again and again from the right against Panama. It was from Trippier’s corner that John Stones was picked out for the first goal and it was a clever curling pass forward that unlocked the Panama defence and released Jesse Lingard - that combination had almost led to a goal against Tunisia - who was bundled over for Kane’s first penalty. The bullets continued to be provided and it was like David Beckham, at his best, whipping the ball in. Of their first eight corners at this tournament England had an effort on goal from six of them and scored three times. Of their previous 72 corners they had not scored once while what was also impressive was how they were varying their routines. There would be another goal from a Trippier corner with Panama panicking and grappling and pulling both Kane and Stones. Kane again scored emphatically from the penalty spot but, before that, Trippier had also been involved in England’s brilliantly worked fourth goal when his took a short free kick to Jordan Henderson who changed the angle with a lofted pass to Kane who headed back across goal. Raheem Sterling’s effort was saved but Stones headed home the rebound. That was a perfect training ground exercise in action and execution. It is a rare sight in top-level football. A perfect moment, then, for Holland and for hard work although he will have been annoyed that England themselves conceded from a set-piece. Unsurprisingly Trippier had already been substituted by then and it was good to see the rebuke issued by goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to his defence. Given Trippier was the third man taken off after Kane and Lingard it reinforced his value, and the value of his set-piece delivery, to England even more. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
France's Kylian Mbappe, left celebrates with teammate France's Antoine Griezmann after scoring the opening goal of the game during the group C match between France and Peru at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
Column: Like Pele, Mbappe's World Cup timing is perfect
France's Kylian Mbappe, left celebrates with teammate France's Antoine Griezmann after scoring the opening goal of the game during the group C match between France and Peru at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
France's Kylian Mbappe, (10), is mobbed by teammates after scoring the opening goal of the game during the group C match between France and Peru at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
Column: Like Pele, Mbappe's World Cup timing is perfect
France's Kylian Mbappe, (10), is mobbed by teammates after scoring the opening goal of the game during the group C match between France and Peru at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
France's Kylian Mbappe, front, is challenged by Peru's Pedro Aquino during the group C match between France and Peru at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Column: Like Pele, Mbappe's World Cup timing is perfect
France's Kylian Mbappe, front, is challenged by Peru's Pedro Aquino during the group C match between France and Peru at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
France's Kylian Mbappe, center, is greeted by France head coach Didier Deschamps after he was replaced during the group C match between France and Peru at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Column: Like Pele, Mbappe's World Cup timing is perfect
France's Kylian Mbappe, center, is greeted by France head coach Didier Deschamps after he was replaced during the group C match between France and Peru at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
France's Kylian Mbappe, left celebrates with teammate France's Antoine Griezmann after scoring the opening goal of the game during the group C match between France and Peru at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
Column: Like Pele, Mbappe's World Cup timing is perfect
France's Kylian Mbappe, left celebrates with teammate France's Antoine Griezmann after scoring the opening goal of the game during the group C match between France and Peru at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
Australia's Mile Jedinak celebrates scoring his side's opening goal during the group C match between Denmark and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Peru-Australia Preview
Australia's Mile Jedinak celebrates scoring his side's opening goal during the group C match between Denmark and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena in Samara, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
FILE - In this June 15, 2018 file photo, Australia forward Tim Cahill, center, runs during Australia's official training for the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
Peru-Australia Preview
FILE - In this June 15, 2018 file photo, Australia forward Tim Cahill, center, runs during Australia's official training for the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
Borna Coric enjoyed his victory over Roger Federer in the Halle final (AFP Photo/CARMEN JASPERSEN)
Borna Coric enjoyed his victory over Roger Federer in the Halle final
Borna Coric enjoyed his victory over Roger Federer in the Halle final (AFP Photo/CARMEN JASPERSEN)
En Goal te mostramos qué equipos quedarían en el camino si la fase de grupos de la Copa del Mundo terminara hoy.
Mundial Rusia 2018: qué Selecciones quedaron eliminadas
En Goal te mostramos qué equipos quedarían en el camino si la fase de grupos de la Copa del Mundo terminara hoy.
En Goal te mostramos qué equipos quedarían en el camino si la fase de grupos de la Copa del Mundo terminara hoy.
Mundial Rusia 2018: qué Selecciones quedaron eliminadas
En Goal te mostramos qué equipos quedarían en el camino si la fase de grupos de la Copa del Mundo terminara hoy.
Harry Kane has now scored five times at this World Cup (AFP Photo/Martin BERNETTI)
Harry Kane has now scored five times at this World Cup
Harry Kane has now scored five times at this World Cup (AFP Photo/Martin BERNETTI)
In this picture taken on Thursday, June 21, 2018, Lisan Yarullina shows jewellery to visitors during the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Chak-Chak museum in Kazan, Russia. There is arguably more chak-chak on offer in Kazans shops, cafes and restaurants than football fans attending soccer World Cup matches in the Tatarstan capital. The Tatar dessert that is traditionally eaten at weddings has become a symbol of the autonomous region known as the Land of 1,001 Delights. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Tatar's national dessert chak-chak is a hit in Kazan
In this picture taken on Thursday, June 21, 2018, Lisan Yarullina shows jewellery to visitors during the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Chak-Chak museum in Kazan, Russia. There is arguably more chak-chak on offer in Kazans shops, cafes and restaurants than football fans attending soccer World Cup matches in the Tatarstan capital. The Tatar dessert that is traditionally eaten at weddings has become a symbol of the autonomous region known as the Land of 1,001 Delights. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
In this picture taken on Thursday, June 21, 2018, a traditional chak-chak is displayed during the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Chak-Chak museum in Kazan, Russia. There is arguably more chak-chak on offer in Kazans shops, cafes and restaurants than football fans attending soccer World Cup matches in the Tatarstan capital. The Tatar dessert that is traditionally eaten at weddings has become a symbol of the autonomous region known as the Land of 1,001 Delights. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Tatar's national dessert chak-chak is a hit in Kazan
In this picture taken on Thursday, June 21, 2018, a traditional chak-chak is displayed during the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Chak-Chak museum in Kazan, Russia. There is arguably more chak-chak on offer in Kazans shops, cafes and restaurants than football fans attending soccer World Cup matches in the Tatarstan capital. The Tatar dessert that is traditionally eaten at weddings has become a symbol of the autonomous region known as the Land of 1,001 Delights. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
In this picture taken on Thursday, June 21, 2018, Lisan Yarullina shows the tools used to make traditional chak-chak during the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Chak-Chak museum in Kazan, Russia. There is arguably more chak-chak on offer in Kazans shops, cafes and restaurants than football fans attending soccer World Cup matches in the Tatarstan capital. The Tatar dessert that is traditionally eaten at weddings has become a symbol of the autonomous region known as the Land of 1,001 Delights. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Tatar's national dessert chak-chak is a hit in Kazan
In this picture taken on Thursday, June 21, 2018, Lisan Yarullina shows the tools used to make traditional chak-chak during the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Chak-Chak museum in Kazan, Russia. There is arguably more chak-chak on offer in Kazans shops, cafes and restaurants than football fans attending soccer World Cup matches in the Tatarstan capital. The Tatar dessert that is traditionally eaten at weddings has become a symbol of the autonomous region known as the Land of 1,001 Delights. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
In this picture taken on Thursday, June 21, 2018, Lisan Yarullina introduces visitors during the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Chak-Chak museum in Kazan, Russia. There is arguably more chak-chak on offer in Kazans shops, cafes and restaurants than football fans attending soccer World Cup matches in the Tatarstan capital. The Tatar dessert that is traditionally eaten at weddings has become a symbol of the autonomous region known as the Land of 1,001 Delights. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Tatar's national dessert chak-chak is a hit in Kazan
In this picture taken on Thursday, June 21, 2018, Lisan Yarullina introduces visitors during the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Chak-Chak museum in Kazan, Russia. There is arguably more chak-chak on offer in Kazans shops, cafes and restaurants than football fans attending soccer World Cup matches in the Tatarstan capital. The Tatar dessert that is traditionally eaten at weddings has become a symbol of the autonomous region known as the Land of 1,001 Delights. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
In this picture taken on Thursday, June 21, 2018, Lisan Yarullina prepares tea and traditional chak-chak for visitors during the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Chak-Chak museum in Kazan, Russia. There is arguably more chak-chak on offer in Kazans shops, cafes and restaurants than football fans attending soccer World Cup matches in the Tatarstan capital. The Tatar dessert that is traditionally eaten at weddings has become a symbol of the autonomous region known as the Land of 1,001 Delights. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Tatar's national dessert chak-chak is a hit in Kazan
In this picture taken on Thursday, June 21, 2018, Lisan Yarullina prepares tea and traditional chak-chak for visitors during the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Chak-Chak museum in Kazan, Russia. There is arguably more chak-chak on offer in Kazans shops, cafes and restaurants than football fans attending soccer World Cup matches in the Tatarstan capital. The Tatar dessert that is traditionally eaten at weddings has become a symbol of the autonomous region known as the Land of 1,001 Delights. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
In this picture taken on Thursday, June 21, 2018, Lisan Yarullina displays a traditional chak-chak during the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Chak-Chak museum in Kazan, Russia. There is arguably more chak-chak on offer in Kazans shops, cafes and restaurants than football fans attending soccer World Cup matches in the Tatarstan capital. The Tatar dessert that is traditionally eaten at weddings has become a symbol of the autonomous region known as the Land of 1,001 Delights. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Tatar's national dessert chak-chak is a hit in Kazan
In this picture taken on Thursday, June 21, 2018, Lisan Yarullina displays a traditional chak-chak during the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Chak-Chak museum in Kazan, Russia. There is arguably more chak-chak on offer in Kazans shops, cafes and restaurants than football fans attending soccer World Cup matches in the Tatarstan capital. The Tatar dessert that is traditionally eaten at weddings has become a symbol of the autonomous region known as the Land of 1,001 Delights. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
In this picture taken on Thursday, June 21, 2018, visitors look at historic pictures of Tatarstan during the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Chak-Chak museum in Kazan, Russia. There is arguably more chak-chak on offer in Kazans shops, cafes and restaurants than football fans attending soccer World Cup matches in the Tatarstan capital. The Tatar dessert that is traditionally eaten at weddings has become a symbol of the autonomous region known as the Land of 1,001 Delights. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Tatar's national dessert chak-chak is a hit in Kazan
In this picture taken on Thursday, June 21, 2018, visitors look at historic pictures of Tatarstan during the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Chak-Chak museum in Kazan, Russia. There is arguably more chak-chak on offer in Kazans shops, cafes and restaurants than football fans attending soccer World Cup matches in the Tatarstan capital. The Tatar dessert that is traditionally eaten at weddings has become a symbol of the autonomous region known as the Land of 1,001 Delights. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Lionel Messi arrives for a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Argentina-Nigeria Preview
Lionel Messi arrives for a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr, right, talks with his players as they celebrate their first goal during the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Argentina-Nigeria Preview
Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr, right, talks with his players as they celebrate their first goal during the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Lionel Messi and teammates gather at the center of the field at the start of a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Argentina-Nigeria Preview
Lionel Messi and teammates gather at the center of the field at the start of a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Coach Jorge Sampaoli helps ground staff move a goal prior to a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Argentina-Nigeria Preview
Coach Jorge Sampaoli helps ground staff move a goal prior to a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Nigeria's Ahmed Musa celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Argentina-Nigeria Preview
Nigeria's Ahmed Musa celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Lionel Messi arrives for a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Argentina-Nigeria Preview
Lionel Messi arrives for a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Coach Jorge Sampaoli points during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Argentina-Nigeria Preview
Coach Jorge Sampaoli points during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Borna Coric had only won two matches on grass when he arrived in Halle, but he dethroned Roger Federer on Sunday.
Coric stuns Federer to claim title in Halle
Borna Coric had only won two matches on grass when he arrived in Halle, but he dethroned Roger Federer on Sunday.
"We've been working... on rewiring his body and getting a kind of smooth stroke back into his shot."
Markelle Fultz’s new trainer describes him as having the “yips”
"We've been working... on rewiring his body and getting a kind of smooth stroke back into his shot."
"We've been working... on rewiring his body and getting a kind of smooth stroke back into his shot."
Markelle Fultz’s new trainer describes him as having the “yips”
"We've been working... on rewiring his body and getting a kind of smooth stroke back into his shot."
$2.1 million to be exact.
Consumer Reports Spends Millions To Buy All The Cars It Reviews
$2.1 million to be exact.
$2.1 million to be exact.
Consumer Reports Spends Millions To Buy All The Cars It Reviews
$2.1 million to be exact.
$2.1 million to be exact.
Consumer Reports Spends Millions To Buy All The Cars It Reviews
$2.1 million to be exact.
$2.1 million to be exact.
Consumer Reports Spends Millions To Buy All The Cars It Reviews
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Iceland's Kari Arnason, right, challenge for the ball with Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho during the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Croatia-Iceland Preview
Iceland's Kari Arnason, right, challenge for the ball with Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho during the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Iceland's Kari Arnason runs through poles during a drill at Iceland's official training on the eve of the group D match between Argentina and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Croatia-Iceland Preview
Iceland's Kari Arnason runs through poles during a drill at Iceland's official training on the eve of the group D match between Argentina and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
From left: Iceland's Aron Gunnarsson, Iceland's Sverrir Ingason and Iceland's Ragnar Sigurdsson greet supporters at the end of the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Croatia-Iceland Preview
From left: Iceland's Aron Gunnarsson, Iceland's Sverrir Ingason and Iceland's Ragnar Sigurdsson greet supporters at the end of the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Iceland's Kari Arnason, second left, and Iceland's Alfred Finnbogason, second right, react during the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Croatia-Iceland Preview
Iceland's Kari Arnason, second left, and Iceland's Alfred Finnbogason, second right, react during the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Iceland players react in dejection at the end of the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Croatia-Iceland Preview
Iceland players react in dejection at the end of the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Tomi Juric de Australia recibe una falta por parte del francés Corentin Tolisso, Kazan Arena, Kazán, Rusia - 16 de junio de 2018 REUTERS / Sergio Pérez
Tomi Juric de Australia recibe una falta por parte del francés Corentin Tolisso, Kazan Arena, Kazán, Rusia
Tomi Juric de Australia recibe una falta por parte del francés Corentin Tolisso, Kazan Arena, Kazán, Rusia - 16 de junio de 2018 REUTERS / Sergio Pérez
El entrenador de la selección de México Juan Carlos Osorio antes del partido frente a Corea del Sur, Rostov Arena, Rusia - 23 de junio de 2018 REUTERS / Damir Sagolj
El entrenador de la selección de México Juan Carlos Osorio antes del partido frente a Corea del Sur, Rostov Arena, Rusia
El entrenador de la selección de México Juan Carlos Osorio antes del partido frente a Corea del Sur, Rostov Arena, Rusia - 23 de junio de 2018 REUTERS / Damir Sagolj
Luka Modric de Croacia celebra tras anotar un gol durante un partido frente a Argentina, Estadio Nizhny Novgorod, Rusia - 21 de junio de 2018 REUTERS / Ivan Alvarado
Luka Modric de Croacia celebra tras anotar un gol durante un partido frente a Argentina, Estadio Nizhny Novgorod, Rusia
Luka Modric de Croacia celebra tras anotar un gol durante un partido frente a Argentina, Estadio Nizhny Novgorod, Rusia - 21 de junio de 2018 REUTERS / Ivan Alvarado
<p>From not having a pick in the first round to missing out on Ilya Kovalchuk, NHL draft weekend was a tough one for the Bruins.</p>
Haggerty: NHL draft weekend a big dud for the Black and Gold

From not having a pick in the first round to missing out on Ilya Kovalchuk, NHL draft weekend was a tough one for the Bruins.

Mundial Rusia 2018: Inglaterra goleó a Panamá y se clasificó a los octavos de final
Mundial Rusia 2018: Inglaterra goleó a Panamá y se clasificó a los octavos de final
Mundial Rusia 2018: Inglaterra goleó a Panamá y se clasificó a los octavos de final
El argentino Javier Mascherano parece desanimado durante el partido frente a Croacia, Estadio Nizhny Novgorod, Rusia - 21 de junio de 2018 REUTERS / Carlos Barria
El argentino Javier Mascherano parece desanimado durante el partido frente a Croacia, Estadio Nizhny Novgorod, Rusia
El argentino Javier Mascherano parece desanimado durante el partido frente a Croacia, Estadio Nizhny Novgorod, Rusia - 21 de junio de 2018 REUTERS / Carlos Barria
Three Lions storm into the last 16 of the World Cup after sensational attacking display.
England smash six past Panama to reach last 16
Three Lions storm into the last 16 of the World Cup after sensational attacking display.
Three Lions storm into the last 16 of the World Cup after sensational attacking display.
England smash six past Panama to reach last 16
Three Lions storm into the last 16 of the World Cup after sensational attacking display.
英格蘭6:1痛宰巴拿馬 二連勝晉級世足16強
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Harry Kane became just the third Englishman to score a hat-trick at the World Cup finals as England routed Panama on Sunday.
England 6 Panama 1: Kane hat-trick sees Southgate's side sail through
Harry Kane became just the third Englishman to score a hat-trick at the World Cup finals as England routed Panama on Sunday.
England roar into World Cup knockout stages after Harry Kane nets hat-trick in rout of Panama
England roar into World Cup knockout stages after Harry Kane nets hat-trick in rout of Panama
England roar into World Cup knockout stages after Harry Kane nets hat-trick in rout of Panama
England roar into World Cup knockout stages after Harry Kane nets hat-trick in rout of Panama
England roar into World Cup knockout stages after Harry Kane nets hat-trick in rout of Panama
England roar into World Cup knockout stages after Harry Kane nets hat-trick in rout of Panama
England roar into World Cup knockout stages after Harry Kane nets hat-trick in rout of Panama
England roar into World Cup knockout stages after Harry Kane nets hat-trick in rout of Panama
England roar into World Cup knockout stages after Harry Kane nets hat-trick in rout of Panama
England roar into World Cup knockout stages after Harry Kane nets hat-trick in rout of Panama
England roar into World Cup knockout stages after Harry Kane nets hat-trick in rout of Panama
England roar into World Cup knockout stages after Harry Kane nets hat-trick in rout of Panama
England roar into World Cup knockout stages after Harry Kane nets hat-trick in rout of Panama
England roar into World Cup knockout stages after Harry Kane nets hat-trick in rout of Panama
England roar into World Cup knockout stages after Harry Kane nets hat-trick in rout of Panama
Tennis - ATP - Halle Open Finals - Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany - June 24, 2018 Switzerland's Roger Federer in action during the final against Croatia's Borna Coric REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler
ATP - Halle Open Finals
Tennis - ATP - Halle Open Finals - Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany - June 24, 2018 Switzerland's Roger Federer in action during the final against Croatia's Borna Coric REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler
Tennis - ATP - Halle Open Finals - Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany - June 24, 2018 Croatia's Borna Coric in action during the final against Switzerland's Roger Federer REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler
ATP - Halle Open Finals
Tennis - ATP - Halle Open Finals - Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany - June 24, 2018 Croatia's Borna Coric in action during the final against Switzerland's Roger Federer REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler
Tennis - ATP - Halle Open Finals - Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany - June 24, 2018 Croatia's Borna Coric celebrates winning the final against Switzerland's Roger Federer REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler
ATP - Halle Open Finals
Tennis - ATP - Halle Open Finals - Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany - June 24, 2018 Croatia's Borna Coric celebrates winning the final against Switzerland's Roger Federer REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler
Tennis - ATP - Halle Open Finals - Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany - June 24, 2018 Switzerland's Roger Federer in action during the final against Croatia's Borna Coric REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler
ATP - Halle Open Finals
Tennis - ATP - Halle Open Finals - Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany - June 24, 2018 Switzerland's Roger Federer in action during the final against Croatia's Borna Coric REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler
Tennis - ATP - Halle Open Finals - Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany - June 24, 2018 Switzerland's Roger Federer in action during the final against Croatia's Borna Coric REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler
ATP - Halle Open Finals
Tennis - ATP - Halle Open Finals - Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany - June 24, 2018 Switzerland's Roger Federer in action during the final against Croatia's Borna Coric REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler
Australia must beat Peru to have a chance of reaching the last 16, but Tomi Juric is determined to keep believing.
Australia v Peru: Juric keeping the faith as Socceroos chase unlikely last-16 spot
Australia must beat Peru to have a chance of reaching the last 16, but Tomi Juric is determined to keep believing.
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group E - Serbia vs Switzerland - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 22, 2018 Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
World Cup - Group E - Serbia vs Switzerland
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group E - Serbia vs Switzerland - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 22, 2018 Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group E - Serbia vs Switzerland - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 22, 2018 Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
World Cup - Group E - Serbia vs Switzerland
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group E - Serbia vs Switzerland - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 22, 2018 Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group E - Serbia vs Switzerland - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 22, 2018 Switzerland's Granit Xhaka celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
World Cup - Group E - Serbia vs Switzerland
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group E - Serbia vs Switzerland - Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia - June 22, 2018 Switzerland's Granit Xhaka celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Russia's Fyodor Smolov applauds during the group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia which opens the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
Smolov back in Samara, where he scored his 1st club goal
Russia's Fyodor Smolov applauds during the group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia which opens the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
Russia's Fyodor Smolov celebrates after winning the group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia which opens the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Smolov back in Samara, where he scored his 1st club goal
Russia's Fyodor Smolov celebrates after winning the group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia which opens the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Memories of England's most famous ever win were evoked during a rampant first half against Panama in Nizhny Novgorod.
England surpass class of 1966 in Panama rout
Memories of England's most famous ever win were evoked during a rampant first half against Panama in Nizhny Novgorod.
FILE PHOTO - Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - May 30, 2018 Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych in action during his first round match against France's Jeremy Chardy REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
French Open - Roland Garros
FILE PHOTO - Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - May 30, 2018 Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych in action during his first round match against France's Jeremy Chardy REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
FILE PHOTO - Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - May 30, 2018 Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych in action during his first round match against France's Jeremy Chardy REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
French Open - Roland Garros
FILE PHOTO - Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - May 30, 2018 Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych in action during his first round match against France's Jeremy Chardy REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
"Feliz cumpleaños" para Messi: de Neymar a Salvio, todos los mensajes que recibió en pleno Mundial 2018
"Feliz cumpleaños" para Messi: de Neymar a Salvio, todos los mensajes que recibió en pleno Mundial 2018
"Feliz cumpleaños" para Messi: de Neymar a Salvio, todos los mensajes que recibió en pleno Mundial 2018
"Feliz cumpleaños" para Messi: de Neymar a Salvio, todos los mensajes que recibió en pleno Mundial 2018
"Feliz cumpleaños" para Messi: de Neymar a Salvio, todos los mensajes que recibió en pleno Mundial 2018
"Feliz cumpleaños" para Messi: de Neymar a Salvio, todos los mensajes que recibió en pleno Mundial 2018
"Feliz cumpleaños" para Messi: de Neymar a Salvio, todos los mensajes que recibió en pleno Mundial 2018
"Feliz cumpleaños" para Messi: de Neymar a Salvio, todos los mensajes que recibió en pleno Mundial 2018
"Feliz cumpleaños" para Messi: de Neymar a Salvio, todos los mensajes que recibió en pleno Mundial 2018
Dejan Lovren de Croacia celebra el gol de Luka Modric durante el partido de su selección frente a Argentina, Estadio Nizhny Novgorod, Rusia, 21 de junio de 2018 REUTERS / Ivan Alvarado
Dejan Lovren de Croacia celebra el gol de Luka Modric durante el partido de su selección frente a Argentina, Estadio Nizhny Novgorod, Rusia
Dejan Lovren de Croacia celebra el gol de Luka Modric durante el partido de su selección frente a Argentina, Estadio Nizhny Novgorod, Rusia, 21 de junio de 2018 REUTERS / Ivan Alvarado
Tarek Hamed de Egipto disputa una pelota con el ruso Aleksandr Samedov en el partido entre ambas selecciones, Estadio de San Petersburgo, San Petersburgo, Rusia - 19 de junio de 2018REUTERS / Henry Romero
Tarek Hamed de Egipto disputa una pelota con el ruso Aleksandr Samedov en el partido entre ambas selecciones, Estadio de San Petersburgo, San Petersburgo, Rusia
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El serbio Aleksandar Mitrovic habla con el árbitro Félix Brych durante el partido entre Serbia y Suiza, Estadio de Kaliningrado, Kaliningrado, Rusia - 22 de junio de 2018 REUTERS / Mariana Bazo
El serbio Aleksandar Mitrovic habla con el árbitro Félix Brych durante el partido entre Serbia y Suiza, Estadio de Kaliningrado, Kaliningrado, Rusia
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Two days after his 31st birthday, Lionel Messi will face Nigeria desperately hoping to salvage Argentina's torrid Russia 2018 campaign.
Nigeria v Argentina: All eyes on Messi to rescue final World Cup chance
Two days after his 31st birthday, Lionel Messi will face Nigeria desperately hoping to salvage Argentina's torrid Russia 2018 campaign.
Claudio Tapia cargó contra la prensa argentina tras las polémicas surgidas en los medios de aquel país después de la derrota ante Croacia.
El presidente de la AFA da la cara
Claudio Tapia cargó contra la prensa argentina tras las polémicas surgidas en los medios de aquel país después de la derrota ante Croacia.
Claudio Tapia cargó contra la prensa argentina tras las polémicas surgidas en los medios de aquel país después de la derrota ante Croacia.
El presidente de la AFA da la cara
Claudio Tapia cargó contra la prensa argentina tras las polémicas surgidas en los medios de aquel país después de la derrota ante Croacia.
Claudio Tapia cargó contra la prensa argentina tras las polémicas surgidas en los medios de aquel país después de la derrota ante Croacia.
El presidente de la AFA da la cara
Claudio Tapia cargó contra la prensa argentina tras las polémicas surgidas en los medios de aquel país después de la derrota ante Croacia.
Partido entre Bélgica y Túnez por la Copa del Mundo, Estadio Spartak, Moscú, Rusia - 23 de junio de 2018 REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Partido entre Bélgica y Túnez por la Copa del Mundo, Estadio Spartak, Moscú, Rusia
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Toni Kroos de Alemania celebra tras anotar un gol frente a Suecia, Estadio Fisht, Sochi, Rusia - 23 de junio de 2018 REUTERS / Michael Dalder
Toni Kroos de Alemania celebra tras anotar un gol frente a Suecia, Estadio Fisht, Sochi, Rusia
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El francés Paul Pogba celebra anotar el segundo gol de su equipo frente a la selección de Australia, en partido válido por el grupo C del Mundial de Rusia 2018, Kazan Arena, Kazán, Rusia - 16 de junio de 2018. REUTERS / Toru Hanai
El francés Paul Pogba celebra anotar el segundo gol de su equipo frente a la selección de Australia, en partido válido por el Ggrupo C del Mundial de Rusia 2018, Kazan Arena, Kazán, Rusia
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Guillermo Ochoa asiste a una conferencia de prensa. Novogorsk, Región de Moscú, Rusia - 24 de junio de 2018. REUTERS / Axel Schmidt
Guillermo Ochoa asiste a una conferencia de prensa. Novogorsk, Región de Moscú, Rusia
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2:19PM 60 min England 5-0 Panama Panama move the ball to the right and back again as England set themselves in compact defensive lines to win the ball back. Stones has three runners upfield but doesn't make the right choice. 2:17PM 58 min England 5-0 Panama Panama continue to engage in some after-tackle filth, hands in faces, sly kicks and digs. 2:16PM 56 min England 5-0 Panama Pickford taps it to Walker who plays it up to Henderson and he gives Kane a hare to chase with a long ball up the inside-right channel. Escobar, who has improved, gets there first. 2:15PM 55 min England 5-0 Panama No criticism that England have not resumed as they finished the half. They're trying to find their rhythm. 2:13PM 54 min England 5-0 Panama Fingers burnt by the penalty, they keep their hands largely to themselves this time. But Trippier's centre is well-defended. Possession: England vs Panama 2:12PM 52 min England 5-0 Panama With all the caveats about how useless Panama have been defensively and in the final third, Sterling is playing very well, adopting some excellent positions and playing some penetrating passes. England have a throw on the right and give it to Loftus-Cheek who tries to round Escobar by the byline but is tackled. England corner. Panama;s defenders are warned again. 2:09PM 50 min England 5-0 Panama Kane has the ball on halfway and Sterling hurtles out of the blocks beyond the defence when Kane releases it. Brilliant run but Kane's pass was too heavy. They had beaten the offside trap but the throughball was too close to Penedo who pelted out to win the race with Sterling. 2:07PM 48 min England 5-0 Panama But Barcenas misjudges Perez's run and plays the wrong pass into the box. England pounce on it and set off on a rapid counter. 2:06PM 47 min England 5-0 Panama Panama are passing the ball around slowly, keen, one thinks, not to be humiliated further. They inject some pace now and work a triangle up the right. 2:05PM 46 min England 5-0 Panama England attack up the right, Loftus-Cheek and Trippier combining well and crossing to the back post for Kane who beat Torres but cannot squeeze an attempt on goal. 2:02PM Praise indeed What can i say, unbelievable! #WorldCup— Sir Geoff Hurst (@TheGeoffHurst) June 24, 2018 1:58PM John Stones's second and Harry Kane's second John Stones scores his second England goal Credit: AP Photo/Victor Caivano And here's Harry Kane's second penalty. He went the same way but even if the keeper had it would have amputated his right hand at the wrist. Harry Kane scores his fourth World Cup goal of 2018 Credit: REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado 1:55PM Half-time reading Here's a gallery of the worst teams at international tournaments. Here's Lingard's goal and Sterling deserves great praise for his cute pass: Jesse Lingard puts England 3-0 up Credit: REUTERS/Matthew Childs Jesse Lingard celebrates after scoring his first World Cup goal Credit: AP Photo/Matthias Schrader 1:50PM Sorry went too early - it's only half-time of course Here's Paul Hayward on the first goal: "Grappling in the box looks clever until you ignore the runner, as Panama did there with John Stones, who darted between wrestling matches to put England in front.@ 1:49PM Half-time What a terrific first-half performance form England. They lead a World Cup game 5-0 and there's still 45 minutes to come. If Panama finish with 11 men I'm a Dutchman. 1:48PM 45+1 min England 5-0 Panama Maguire is smacked in the mouth by Cooper who swings his arm as they leap. That looked deliberate. Panama are losing all discipline and the plot. Looks like they'll go down swinging, literally. Dirty beggars. 1:47PM 44 min England 5-0 Panama So Kane joins Lukaku and Ronaldo on four goals apiece. Goal: England ( 45 + 1 min ) 1:46PM GOAL! England 5-0 Panama Escobar and Torres pantomime disapproval at the penalty and are booked which eats up more time for Kane to settle himself. But he isn't fazed. He torpedoes it into the same place. 1:44PM England penalty! Kane is being grappled at a corner. The referee warns the players not to do it three times but they don't listen. Godoy tries to bodyslam Kane. 1:43PM 40 min England 4-0 Panama Amazing. Henderson receives the pass on the edge of the penalty area back to goal and hooks a cross to Kane beyond the right post. He nods it across to Sterling whose header from a couple of metres is saved by Penedo and Stones is first to the rebound on the right and forces his header into the roof of the net. England 4 - 0 Panama (John Stones, 40 min) 1:40PM GOAL!! England 4-0 Panama John Stones from a perfectly-executed free-kick routine. 1:39PM 36 min England 3-0 Panama Lingard, battered from pillar to post for the first 15 minutes, glides in from the left to take Sterling's stabbed pass and bends a venomous shot from the left side of the D around the onrushing, panicking defenders and into the top right corner of the goal. This is a bit like England v Poland from 1986. England 3 - 0 Panama (Jesse Lingard, 36 min) Goal: England ( 36 min ) 1:36PM GOAL!! England 3-0 Panama Lingard with a lovely right-foot shot from 20m, steered into the top corner. 1:35PM 33 min England 2-0 Panama Lingard bails Maguire out at the back with a diligent and dogged tracking run after Maguire loses his position. He has many attributes Maguire but he needs too screw the nut. There are too many errors. 1:34PM 30 min England 2-0 Panama England free-kick 35m out. Trippier will take. The break affords Murphy and Mowbray some time for golf banter. Trippier strikes it well, curling it deep beyond the back post where it is met by Maguire's run. He heads it back across goal and over the other post. He should have squared it to his team-mates in the middle or gone for goal but it turned into neither one thing or the other. Harry Kane strikes the penalty Credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images 1:30PM 28 min England 2-0 Panama Much better from Panama who enjoy a couple of minutes of sinuous movement and sharp passing. They work an opening through Cooper and Perez for Rodriguez to run on to a threaded pass in the box, to the left. He has Godoy peeling off his marker and free but lashes a shot from an acute angle into orbit. What a waste. 1:29PM 26 min England 2-0 Panama Young penalised for kicking Cooper where the sun doesn't shine as he raised his leg to control a bouncing ball. Henderson hooks a lob over the back four for Sterling who wins it but was offside. Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been booked for a foul just after the third kick-off. Here's Kane putting the penalty in something my son and his schoofriends call 'top bins': Goal: England ( 22 min ) Harry Kane buries England's second from the spot Credit: Jan Kruger/Getty Images) 1:25PM 24 min England 2-0 Panama Panama's strategy seems to be to inject as much needle into this as possible, after all sorts of niggly fouls and delaying tactics, they complain that England take too long in their celebrations, this after forestalling the taking of the pen by almost 150 seconds. 1:23PM 22 min England 2-0 Panama Blimey! That was some penalty. He almost ripped the net with his thunderfoot. 1:22PM GOAL!! England 2-0 Panama Yes he can, despite some shoving from Barcenas on Lingard on the 18-yard line and Gomez trying to spook the taker. Smashes it into the top-right corner. 1:21PM No offside So Kane will take the penalty. Can he score in his fifth successive match for England? 1:20PM England penalty! Lingard bundled over by Escobar and Torres as he ran down the inside-right channel. VAR is checking whether he was offside. 1:19PM 18 min England 1-0 Panama Torres kicks across Sterling's foot and catches his studs. He goes down screaming blue murder until the ref stops the game for his self-inflicted pain. England 1 - 0 Panama (John Stones, 8 min) 1:18PM 16 min England 1-0 Panama For the third time Panama exploit hesitation from Young and Maguire on the left of England's defence to dial up the speed and shift the ball inside quickly. Barcenas, striding forward down the inside-left channel, meets the pass from Murillo and bends a left-foot shot that has Pickford scrambling across goal and diving but it trims the outside of the side-netting. Close, though. 1:15PM 14 min England 1-0 Panama Dawdling by Torres invites Kane twice to have a run at the defence but he can't keep the ball under control and the opposition recover. Here's Stones' goal: Stones puts England into the lead Credit: Alex Morton/Getty Images 1:13PM 12 min England 1-0 Panama England lose possession cheaply from the free-kick, Maguire's poise and precision absent so far. Barcenas accelerates away from him and into the box. Walker clears up the first mess but England cause another that Panama's haste squanders. Walker's lunge stopped Perez tapping in at the back post. 1:11PM 11 min England 1-0 Panama Cooper lunges in at Lingard just past halfway and clatters into his shin pad malevolently. Yellow card. 1:10PM 9 min England 1-0 Panama Maguire and Kane were being grappled and obstructed with octopus arms but Stones wriggled free of his assailant and stooped to steer in a bullet header from Trippier's fine corner. 1:08PM GOAL! England 1-0 Panama John Stones buries a header from the penalty spot. 1:08PM 7 min England 0-0 Panama Good pass from Walker, diagonally out to the right flank, for Trippier's clever run and teh full-back wins a corner. 1:07PM 6 min England 0-0 Panama Panama's tempo has caught England on the hop a bit and Rodriguez, the victim of Henderson's foul, is felled again as they snap into tackles. The free-kick is taken too long and England come back upfield but at no great pace. 1:06PM 5 min England 0-0 Panama Panama take the free-kick into the box Kane heads clear and Barcenas wallops a 25m shot over the bar. Then Panama exploit the short goalkick and Maguire's poor pass to break down the left and find space for Godoy to shoot and he too thrashes it high and wide. Terrible finish but England invited the pressure with dozy play there. 1:04PM 3 min England 0-0 Panama After 90secs treatment Lingard is passed fit to continue and Panama restart, knocking it down the left where Henderson is penalised for a strong tackle. 1:03PM 2 min England 0-0 Panama And drags a pass back from the byline to Lingard whose first touch is clumsy and he has to go up to try to win it back in the air. Gomez elbows him in the mouth as they challenge for it but the referee deems it accidental. He did swing his arm back but he isn't penalised. 1:02PM 1 min England 0-0 Panama Panama 's huddle finally breaks up and England kick-off, attacking to the left and overloaded on the right flank. They roll it back to Stones and the three players on the right bomb forward but they play it short and move it to the left and back again. Trippier slips a pass past Davis and Loftus-Cheek rounds him. 12:59PM Two minutes to go The players chat and shake their legs. 12:57PM Some Panama fans and players Have gone for the full Dallaglio, moist eyed and bellowing it out. Tune. 12:56PM England stand with their arms across each other's shoulders For the national anthem and when it ends Harry Kane shouts 'Come on!, Come on!' There are far more Panama fans there than England's and they sing lustily along. 12:52PM Jesse Lingard Is being interviewed by Gabby Logan and is asked to do his Scouse and Cockney accents. The first is passable, the second risible. Pace Dr Johnson: It's not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all. 12:47PM Pre-hydration routines This really should be the match shirt. Harry Kane takes a swig Credit: Maja Hitij - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images 12:45PM The temperature is heading up 34C Gareth Southgate says he will be using England's hydration strategy but there will be no official water breaks. On the Brexit scale 34C is 93F so he will have to employ his substitutes judiciously. "We think we will have the vast majority of the play, which is good in this heat, but we have to move the ball quickly and use width intelligently. The prize for today is to qualify with a game to spare but we have to concentrate on our performance. We need to be patient." 12:36PM Alan Shearer and Gary Lineker Have just embraced and jumped up and down, a la Chandler and Joey, in imitation of the excitement of the Panama World Cup panel. Them Shearer reveals that he has had a word with Harry Kane and told him to speak to the referee about holding at corners before they are taken. Now the BBC is using Joy Divsion's Day of the Lords for a montage. I applaud their taste but it's sacrilege to have people talking over it. Music is to be listened to, not deployed as background. 12:28PM Those starting XIs in black and white and their records England (3-1-4-1-1) Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Henderson; Trippier, Loftus-Cheek, Lingard, Young; Sterling; Kane. World Cup record: England Panama (4-5-1) Penedo; Murillo, R Torres, Escobar, Davis; Barcenas, Cooper, Gomez, Godoy, J Rodriguez; Perez. World Cup record: Panama Referee Gehad Grisha (History) 12:21PM England wear white, Panama red See how our Anna Wintour, Thom Gibbs, assesses the strips: World Cup kits ranked 12:20PM Spoiler alert Ninety minutes' ebb and flow can be a bit of a distraction for some. If you'd like to know the final score now, have a go on the Telegraph's ingenious AI forecaster: World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game 12:08PM The heat is oppressive Jason Burt reports: The air conditioning in the England dressing room has been turned up to the maximum ahead of kick-off against Panama in an attempt to keep the players as cool as possible before the game starts. The players will also be given a fresh kit at half-time and iced towels to try and control their body temperatures with the temperatures on the pitch here in Nizhny Novgorod soaring towards the high 30 degrees celsius. The England medical staff are confident that the air conditioning in the dressing room will help although there may be a concern that the dry air could affect the breathing of the players, especially those susceptible to asthma. However the medics do not believe this will be a problem with dehumidifiers in use and, because the stadium is new, an air conditioning system which means it is ice cold inside the dressing room. In previous matches in such conditions England have also used fans inside the dressing room with players wearing ice vests as they warmed up but the more light-weight training gear is believed to be sufficient this time. Sometimes kit is also sprayed with a cooling agent and water to also help. A big issue will be hydration. Players will be urged to take on board as much fluid as possible and to hydrate at every opportunity during the match. The design of the stadium means that around half of the pitch will be in shade at kick-off but heat will undoubtedly be a factor. Gareth Southgate acknowledges the England supporters before the game Credit: REUTERS/Matthew Childs It may be roasting but Southgate's not taking off that weskit for anyone. Deux bieres et un pastis, garçon, s'il-vous plait. 12:04PM England make one change Ruben Loftus-Cheek comes in for Dele Alli and will partner Jesse Lingard in the midfield duo ahead of Jordan Henderson. Raheem Sterling starts and Marcus Rashford will continue as an impact sub. He's a terrific talent, Rashford, but I can see the sense in employing his impact as a substitute and his understanding of the opportunities the role provides - he seems more aware of them than Sterling and his better control in tight areas can turn tired defenders. If Sterling does his job and keeps running hard down the channels, Rashford can cash in later on. 11:59AM England team confirmed Here's the #ThreeLions teamsheet for today's game, as @rubey_lcheek comes in to replace @dele_official. �� pic.twitter.com/HztXwZSp0B— England (@England) June 24, 2018 11:58AM How England should go about their business today Here's our 140-cap columnist's take: What England must get right on and off the pitch to beat Panama and advance in this World Cup 11:55AM And another well-wisher Whose original intention was to retire at the end of this, his fourth World Cup, but wisely decided to call it a day 10 months early: Come on @England!! #ThreeLions— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) June 24, 2018 11:52AM Panama avoid team sheet melodrama By naming an unchanged XI for today's match 24 hours early: Panama Penedo; Murillo, Roman Torres, Escobar, Davis; Barcenas, Cooper, Gomez, Godoy, Jose Luis Rodriguez; Perez. Substitutes Calderon, Cummings, Gabriel Torres, Diaz, Machado, Pimentel, Arroyo, Ovalle, Tejada, Avila, Baloy, Alex Rodriguez. Pointers from the Belgium game - Murillo is pretty good, Roman Torres is an ox, Barcenas a snapper and young Rodriguez is going to be a fine player. 11:46AM England fans begin to arrive at the stadium Flying the flag Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire Robert Mendick and Wil Crisp report: "Travelling England fans have never been so middle-class. Nizhny Novgorod, a city on the Volga once so sensitive it was ‘closed’ to visitors in Soviet times, was laid siege on Saturday by a small army of England fans made up of lecturers, chartered accountants, investment bankers, company CEOs and the like. Read the rest of the article here ... [The game's gone] 11:39AM A man, a plan ... a palindrome Opposition research - plenty of troubling stuff that comes under that category in today's newspapers. This is far more wholesome: 16 things you didn't know about Panama 11:32AM England alumni reporting for duty This is what it is all about. Come on England!!!!!! ������ #ENGPANpic.twitter.com/3Gul6XnOh7— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) June 24, 2018 Arms up for a victory today! Come on @England �������������� ����‍♂ #bbcworldcup#russia2018#ENGPANpic.twitter.com/zOSzN5tISx— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) June 24, 2018 The guys wearing @england shirt today feel like a group who have an understanding of what the manager wants from them & who believe in all he asks. A recipe for good days ahead. Let’s go ������ #england#worldcup#ENG#3lionspic.twitter.com/cRyonsKbcW— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) June 24, 2018 11:26AM Ruben Loftus-Cheek should make his first World Cup start Here's what Ruud Gullit had to say about him last September: "I always loved this guy, also when he was at Chelsea. I saw him playing yesterday as well. “He’s so influential and I think the more he plays, the better he gets. He knows how to play his game, he knows how to go forward. Ruben Loftus-Cheek is expected to start in place of Dele Alli Credit: David Ramos - FIFA “I want him in the centre, he needs to have the ball. Technical, strong, he is a fantastic player. He is the one who has the brains. “He’s a future England player, this one. I really believe in this boy, he’s a good player." Here's what Paul Hayward has to say about his selection: Ruben Loftus-Cheek can carry the flag for England's thwarted generation 11:13AM England missed a spectacular night in St Petersburg People watch fireworks and a brig with scarlet sails on the Neva River during the Scarlet Sails festivities marking school graduation in St Petersburg Credit: Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky 11:07AM Team news Matt Scott reports that England will make only one change rather than the anticipated two and that Raheem Sterling, scorer of 18 Premier League goals and provider of 11 Premier League assists en route to the title last year, has been retained in the starting XI. Read the full story here. Raheem Sterling will start his fourth World Cup match for England and second in succession in Nizhny Novgorod against Panama Credit: Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images 10:55AM England's qualification game In an intriguing twist to Wonderful World, Gareth Southgate adapted the words of Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert and Lou Adler to say history is not the important thing for this team’. Biology? Science book? The French they took? Word came there none. The only thing that matters, he says, is making their own history and they can certainly share an achievement today if they defeat Panama and join ‘Ron’s 22’ from 1982 and Sven’s band of Baden-Baden Charlie Big Potatoes from 2006 as England sides who have won their opening two group games at a World Cup. The England manager, by contrast with his players, is a student of history (no word on geography, trigonometry, algebra or what a slide rule is for). Southgate is known to the friends he grew up with at Crystal Palace as ‘'Nord’, a name bestowed on him by Wally Downes, but it is one that reflects the observational sharpness of a dressing-room wit. The young Gareth, with his eight O-levels and relatively affluent upbringing in Crawley, contrasted markedly with his more cocky and shrewdly streetwise South London contemporaries in the Palace youth team. His considered, unhurried way of speaking reminded Downes of Denis Norden, erstwhile co-writer of Take It From Here and a regular TV face hosting It’ll be Alright on the Night and speaking with his mouth full while selling Nuttall’s Mintoes. In an age when anyone in the game who spoke measuredly or enjoyed reading was instantly derided as ‘Prof’ or ‘Brains’, a descendant of the old Army contempt for ‘book learning’ characterised in It Ain’t Half Hot Mum’s ‘Mr La-Di-Dah Gunner Graham’, ‘Nord’ was a cut above. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage It stuck but his greenness did not. With the help of the goalkeeper Andy Woodman, the Hush Puppies and Ronnie Corbett golf sweaters that were so mocked behind his back were eased out and a lifelong friendship chronicled in a joint autobiography, Woody and Nord, nurtured them both. Southgate’s intelligence and application benefited him, too, and he became the youngest full-time captain in the country in 1993-94, the season he led Palace back into the Premier League. After Palace’s relegation in 1995, Southgate left in the summer for Aston Villa where he expected to join Andy Townsend and Ian Taylor in his usual central midfield role. So did Brian Little, the man who signed him for £2.5 million, but a fortnight later could not resist buying Mark Draper when Leicester finally agreed to sell. Little, an underrated, strangely neglected manager, put him between Ugo Ehiogu and Paul McGrath in a back-three, a move so successful that England called him up after only eight games in the position. Not what he seems: Gareth Southgate Credit: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images When Des Walker lost his aura of impregnability in the early Nineties, England reverted to type at the back, ‘head-on-a-stick’ centre-halfs, as Gary Lineker called them, or export maypoles, the static object around which foreigners would dance. Terry Venables wanted something more progressive, a centre-back who was comfortable moving out of defence to pick up opponents attacking from deeper positions. Southgate flourished in the role and, despite the penalty miss in the Euro 96 semi-final that will forever shadow him, continued to perform astutely in Glenn Hoddle’s sides, never better than during the 0-0 draw with Italy that secured qualification for the 1998 World Cup. His game continued to evolve well into his thirties, becoming as accomplished an orthodox central defender in a back-four as he had been in a three and it is a testament to his quality and durability that when Rio Ferdinand was banned for missing a drugs test in 2003, Sir Alex Ferguson immediately tried to sign the 33-year-old from Middlesbrough. How England can get the job done against physical Panama Looking back it seems obvious that he was born to manage but given that he has moved at the Football Association from Head of Elite Development to Under-21 head coach to England manager, it is odd to recall that he succeeded Steve McClaren at the Riverside without a Pro Licence, in the face of much opposition from the League Managers Association, and had to qualify on the job. Southgate looks the model of a modern coach, even down to the DH Lawrence beard - cosmopolitan, flexible and cerebral. Yet there are echoes too of Malcolm Allison and Dave Sexton, whose undervalued toughness complemented their sprightly creativity and aptitude for teaching. But don’t be fooled by appearance. Twice in the past he has identified that inspiration is key - first when he witheringly said of Eriksson’s half-time team-talk when England had just conceded a stoppage-time equaliser in the 2002 World Cup quarter-final: “We were expecting Winston Churchill and instead got Iain Duncan Smith.” And then again in 2006 when advocating a successor for Eriksson: “I want an Englishman who’s going to say: ‘Remember Churchill.’” If anyone in Nizhny Novgorod hears strains of ‘We shall fight on the beaches’ delivered in the extraordinary, deliberate tones of Denis Norden this afternoon, there can be only one culprit: a man who continues to defy all preconceptions. As for Panama, who fought bravely against Belgium, kettled them and hobbled them with some cynical and wild tackles, the 30C heat in the city once known as Gorky after Maxim, though Sorrento and Capri had similar claims over the writer, should have a greater toll on much older legs. They are a veteran side, a tough side and play with genuinely intimidating muscular athleticism. Any thoughts that they may trial a new approach here have been thoroughly debunked by their veteran defensive midfielder Gabriel Gomez. “We are men, we are aggressive,” he said. “Football is played with aggression, with desire. We are a team that knows how to play and when we have to fight, we fight.” For all that, they are pretty enlightened technically if not always tactically and can open up a defence with decent movement - at no great pace - and some inspired passing angles. Against Belgium they were unable to commit runners consistently to help out their lone 37-year-old forward and settled for an attritional scrap that frustrated world-class talents such as Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne and made them look pedestrian. It took a terrific strike from Dries Mertens to prise Panama’s vice-grip around their throats early in the second half after a stultifying first 45 minutes. Class will out but England and their supporters will have to be patient.
England vs Panama, World Cup 2018: live score updates
2:19PM 60 min England 5-0 Panama Panama move the ball to the right and back again as England set themselves in compact defensive lines to win the ball back. Stones has three runners upfield but doesn't make the right choice. 2:17PM 58 min England 5-0 Panama Panama continue to engage in some after-tackle filth, hands in faces, sly kicks and digs. 2:16PM 56 min England 5-0 Panama Pickford taps it to Walker who plays it up to Henderson and he gives Kane a hare to chase with a long ball up the inside-right channel. Escobar, who has improved, gets there first. 2:15PM 55 min England 5-0 Panama No criticism that England have not resumed as they finished the half. They're trying to find their rhythm. 2:13PM 54 min England 5-0 Panama Fingers burnt by the penalty, they keep their hands largely to themselves this time. But Trippier's centre is well-defended. Possession: England vs Panama 2:12PM 52 min England 5-0 Panama With all the caveats about how useless Panama have been defensively and in the final third, Sterling is playing very well, adopting some excellent positions and playing some penetrating passes. England have a throw on the right and give it to Loftus-Cheek who tries to round Escobar by the byline but is tackled. England corner. Panama;s defenders are warned again. 2:09PM 50 min England 5-0 Panama Kane has the ball on halfway and Sterling hurtles out of the blocks beyond the defence when Kane releases it. Brilliant run but Kane's pass was too heavy. They had beaten the offside trap but the throughball was too close to Penedo who pelted out to win the race with Sterling. 2:07PM 48 min England 5-0 Panama But Barcenas misjudges Perez's run and plays the wrong pass into the box. England pounce on it and set off on a rapid counter. 2:06PM 47 min England 5-0 Panama Panama are passing the ball around slowly, keen, one thinks, not to be humiliated further. They inject some pace now and work a triangle up the right. 2:05PM 46 min England 5-0 Panama England attack up the right, Loftus-Cheek and Trippier combining well and crossing to the back post for Kane who beat Torres but cannot squeeze an attempt on goal. 2:02PM Praise indeed What can i say, unbelievable! #WorldCup— Sir Geoff Hurst (@TheGeoffHurst) June 24, 2018 1:58PM John Stones's second and Harry Kane's second John Stones scores his second England goal Credit: AP Photo/Victor Caivano And here's Harry Kane's second penalty. He went the same way but even if the keeper had it would have amputated his right hand at the wrist. Harry Kane scores his fourth World Cup goal of 2018 Credit: REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado 1:55PM Half-time reading Here's a gallery of the worst teams at international tournaments. Here's Lingard's goal and Sterling deserves great praise for his cute pass: Jesse Lingard puts England 3-0 up Credit: REUTERS/Matthew Childs Jesse Lingard celebrates after scoring his first World Cup goal Credit: AP Photo/Matthias Schrader 1:50PM Sorry went too early - it's only half-time of course Here's Paul Hayward on the first goal: "Grappling in the box looks clever until you ignore the runner, as Panama did there with John Stones, who darted between wrestling matches to put England in front.@ 1:49PM Half-time What a terrific first-half performance form England. They lead a World Cup game 5-0 and there's still 45 minutes to come. If Panama finish with 11 men I'm a Dutchman. 1:48PM 45+1 min England 5-0 Panama Maguire is smacked in the mouth by Cooper who swings his arm as they leap. That looked deliberate. Panama are losing all discipline and the plot. Looks like they'll go down swinging, literally. Dirty beggars. 1:47PM 44 min England 5-0 Panama So Kane joins Lukaku and Ronaldo on four goals apiece. Goal: England ( 45 + 1 min ) 1:46PM GOAL! England 5-0 Panama Escobar and Torres pantomime disapproval at the penalty and are booked which eats up more time for Kane to settle himself. But he isn't fazed. He torpedoes it into the same place. 1:44PM England penalty! Kane is being grappled at a corner. The referee warns the players not to do it three times but they don't listen. Godoy tries to bodyslam Kane. 1:43PM 40 min England 4-0 Panama Amazing. Henderson receives the pass on the edge of the penalty area back to goal and hooks a cross to Kane beyond the right post. He nods it across to Sterling whose header from a couple of metres is saved by Penedo and Stones is first to the rebound on the right and forces his header into the roof of the net. England 4 - 0 Panama (John Stones, 40 min) 1:40PM GOAL!! England 4-0 Panama John Stones from a perfectly-executed free-kick routine. 1:39PM 36 min England 3-0 Panama Lingard, battered from pillar to post for the first 15 minutes, glides in from the left to take Sterling's stabbed pass and bends a venomous shot from the left side of the D around the onrushing, panicking defenders and into the top right corner of the goal. This is a bit like England v Poland from 1986. England 3 - 0 Panama (Jesse Lingard, 36 min) Goal: England ( 36 min ) 1:36PM GOAL!! England 3-0 Panama Lingard with a lovely right-foot shot from 20m, steered into the top corner. 1:35PM 33 min England 2-0 Panama Lingard bails Maguire out at the back with a diligent and dogged tracking run after Maguire loses his position. He has many attributes Maguire but he needs too screw the nut. There are too many errors. 1:34PM 30 min England 2-0 Panama England free-kick 35m out. Trippier will take. The break affords Murphy and Mowbray some time for golf banter. Trippier strikes it well, curling it deep beyond the back post where it is met by Maguire's run. He heads it back across goal and over the other post. He should have squared it to his team-mates in the middle or gone for goal but it turned into neither one thing or the other. Harry Kane strikes the penalty Credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images 1:30PM 28 min England 2-0 Panama Much better from Panama who enjoy a couple of minutes of sinuous movement and sharp passing. They work an opening through Cooper and Perez for Rodriguez to run on to a threaded pass in the box, to the left. He has Godoy peeling off his marker and free but lashes a shot from an acute angle into orbit. What a waste. 1:29PM 26 min England 2-0 Panama Young penalised for kicking Cooper where the sun doesn't shine as he raised his leg to control a bouncing ball. Henderson hooks a lob over the back four for Sterling who wins it but was offside. Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been booked for a foul just after the third kick-off. Here's Kane putting the penalty in something my son and his schoofriends call 'top bins': Goal: England ( 22 min ) Harry Kane buries England's second from the spot Credit: Jan Kruger/Getty Images) 1:25PM 24 min England 2-0 Panama Panama's strategy seems to be to inject as much needle into this as possible, after all sorts of niggly fouls and delaying tactics, they complain that England take too long in their celebrations, this after forestalling the taking of the pen by almost 150 seconds. 1:23PM 22 min England 2-0 Panama Blimey! That was some penalty. He almost ripped the net with his thunderfoot. 1:22PM GOAL!! England 2-0 Panama Yes he can, despite some shoving from Barcenas on Lingard on the 18-yard line and Gomez trying to spook the taker. Smashes it into the top-right corner. 1:21PM No offside So Kane will take the penalty. Can he score in his fifth successive match for England? 1:20PM England penalty! Lingard bundled over by Escobar and Torres as he ran down the inside-right channel. VAR is checking whether he was offside. 1:19PM 18 min England 1-0 Panama Torres kicks across Sterling's foot and catches his studs. He goes down screaming blue murder until the ref stops the game for his self-inflicted pain. England 1 - 0 Panama (John Stones, 8 min) 1:18PM 16 min England 1-0 Panama For the third time Panama exploit hesitation from Young and Maguire on the left of England's defence to dial up the speed and shift the ball inside quickly. Barcenas, striding forward down the inside-left channel, meets the pass from Murillo and bends a left-foot shot that has Pickford scrambling across goal and diving but it trims the outside of the side-netting. Close, though. 1:15PM 14 min England 1-0 Panama Dawdling by Torres invites Kane twice to have a run at the defence but he can't keep the ball under control and the opposition recover. Here's Stones' goal: Stones puts England into the lead Credit: Alex Morton/Getty Images 1:13PM 12 min England 1-0 Panama England lose possession cheaply from the free-kick, Maguire's poise and precision absent so far. Barcenas accelerates away from him and into the box. Walker clears up the first mess but England cause another that Panama's haste squanders. Walker's lunge stopped Perez tapping in at the back post. 1:11PM 11 min England 1-0 Panama Cooper lunges in at Lingard just past halfway and clatters into his shin pad malevolently. Yellow card. 1:10PM 9 min England 1-0 Panama Maguire and Kane were being grappled and obstructed with octopus arms but Stones wriggled free of his assailant and stooped to steer in a bullet header from Trippier's fine corner. 1:08PM GOAL! England 1-0 Panama John Stones buries a header from the penalty spot. 1:08PM 7 min England 0-0 Panama Good pass from Walker, diagonally out to the right flank, for Trippier's clever run and teh full-back wins a corner. 1:07PM 6 min England 0-0 Panama Panama's tempo has caught England on the hop a bit and Rodriguez, the victim of Henderson's foul, is felled again as they snap into tackles. The free-kick is taken too long and England come back upfield but at no great pace. 1:06PM 5 min England 0-0 Panama Panama take the free-kick into the box Kane heads clear and Barcenas wallops a 25m shot over the bar. Then Panama exploit the short goalkick and Maguire's poor pass to break down the left and find space for Godoy to shoot and he too thrashes it high and wide. Terrible finish but England invited the pressure with dozy play there. 1:04PM 3 min England 0-0 Panama After 90secs treatment Lingard is passed fit to continue and Panama restart, knocking it down the left where Henderson is penalised for a strong tackle. 1:03PM 2 min England 0-0 Panama And drags a pass back from the byline to Lingard whose first touch is clumsy and he has to go up to try to win it back in the air. Gomez elbows him in the mouth as they challenge for it but the referee deems it accidental. He did swing his arm back but he isn't penalised. 1:02PM 1 min England 0-0 Panama Panama 's huddle finally breaks up and England kick-off, attacking to the left and overloaded on the right flank. They roll it back to Stones and the three players on the right bomb forward but they play it short and move it to the left and back again. Trippier slips a pass past Davis and Loftus-Cheek rounds him. 12:59PM Two minutes to go The players chat and shake their legs. 12:57PM Some Panama fans and players Have gone for the full Dallaglio, moist eyed and bellowing it out. Tune. 12:56PM England stand with their arms across each other's shoulders For the national anthem and when it ends Harry Kane shouts 'Come on!, Come on!' There are far more Panama fans there than England's and they sing lustily along. 12:52PM Jesse Lingard Is being interviewed by Gabby Logan and is asked to do his Scouse and Cockney accents. The first is passable, the second risible. Pace Dr Johnson: It's not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all. 12:47PM Pre-hydration routines This really should be the match shirt. Harry Kane takes a swig Credit: Maja Hitij - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images 12:45PM The temperature is heading up 34C Gareth Southgate says he will be using England's hydration strategy but there will be no official water breaks. On the Brexit scale 34C is 93F so he will have to employ his substitutes judiciously. "We think we will have the vast majority of the play, which is good in this heat, but we have to move the ball quickly and use width intelligently. The prize for today is to qualify with a game to spare but we have to concentrate on our performance. We need to be patient." 12:36PM Alan Shearer and Gary Lineker Have just embraced and jumped up and down, a la Chandler and Joey, in imitation of the excitement of the Panama World Cup panel. Them Shearer reveals that he has had a word with Harry Kane and told him to speak to the referee about holding at corners before they are taken. Now the BBC is using Joy Divsion's Day of the Lords for a montage. I applaud their taste but it's sacrilege to have people talking over it. Music is to be listened to, not deployed as background. 12:28PM Those starting XIs in black and white and their records England (3-1-4-1-1) Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Henderson; Trippier, Loftus-Cheek, Lingard, Young; Sterling; Kane. World Cup record: England Panama (4-5-1) Penedo; Murillo, R Torres, Escobar, Davis; Barcenas, Cooper, Gomez, Godoy, J Rodriguez; Perez. World Cup record: Panama Referee Gehad Grisha (History) 12:21PM England wear white, Panama red See how our Anna Wintour, Thom Gibbs, assesses the strips: World Cup kits ranked 12:20PM Spoiler alert Ninety minutes' ebb and flow can be a bit of a distraction for some. If you'd like to know the final score now, have a go on the Telegraph's ingenious AI forecaster: World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game 12:08PM The heat is oppressive Jason Burt reports: The air conditioning in the England dressing room has been turned up to the maximum ahead of kick-off against Panama in an attempt to keep the players as cool as possible before the game starts. The players will also be given a fresh kit at half-time and iced towels to try and control their body temperatures with the temperatures on the pitch here in Nizhny Novgorod soaring towards the high 30 degrees celsius. The England medical staff are confident that the air conditioning in the dressing room will help although there may be a concern that the dry air could affect the breathing of the players, especially those susceptible to asthma. However the medics do not believe this will be a problem with dehumidifiers in use and, because the stadium is new, an air conditioning system which means it is ice cold inside the dressing room. In previous matches in such conditions England have also used fans inside the dressing room with players wearing ice vests as they warmed up but the more light-weight training gear is believed to be sufficient this time. Sometimes kit is also sprayed with a cooling agent and water to also help. A big issue will be hydration. Players will be urged to take on board as much fluid as possible and to hydrate at every opportunity during the match. The design of the stadium means that around half of the pitch will be in shade at kick-off but heat will undoubtedly be a factor. Gareth Southgate acknowledges the England supporters before the game Credit: REUTERS/Matthew Childs It may be roasting but Southgate's not taking off that weskit for anyone. Deux bieres et un pastis, garçon, s'il-vous plait. 12:04PM England make one change Ruben Loftus-Cheek comes in for Dele Alli and will partner Jesse Lingard in the midfield duo ahead of Jordan Henderson. Raheem Sterling starts and Marcus Rashford will continue as an impact sub. He's a terrific talent, Rashford, but I can see the sense in employing his impact as a substitute and his understanding of the opportunities the role provides - he seems more aware of them than Sterling and his better control in tight areas can turn tired defenders. If Sterling does his job and keeps running hard down the channels, Rashford can cash in later on. 11:59AM England team confirmed Here's the #ThreeLions teamsheet for today's game, as @rubey_lcheek comes in to replace @dele_official. �� pic.twitter.com/HztXwZSp0B— England (@England) June 24, 2018 11:58AM How England should go about their business today Here's our 140-cap columnist's take: What England must get right on and off the pitch to beat Panama and advance in this World Cup 11:55AM And another well-wisher Whose original intention was to retire at the end of this, his fourth World Cup, but wisely decided to call it a day 10 months early: Come on @England!! #ThreeLions— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) June 24, 2018 11:52AM Panama avoid team sheet melodrama By naming an unchanged XI for today's match 24 hours early: Panama Penedo; Murillo, Roman Torres, Escobar, Davis; Barcenas, Cooper, Gomez, Godoy, Jose Luis Rodriguez; Perez. Substitutes Calderon, Cummings, Gabriel Torres, Diaz, Machado, Pimentel, Arroyo, Ovalle, Tejada, Avila, Baloy, Alex Rodriguez. Pointers from the Belgium game - Murillo is pretty good, Roman Torres is an ox, Barcenas a snapper and young Rodriguez is going to be a fine player. 11:46AM England fans begin to arrive at the stadium Flying the flag Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire Robert Mendick and Wil Crisp report: "Travelling England fans have never been so middle-class. Nizhny Novgorod, a city on the Volga once so sensitive it was ‘closed’ to visitors in Soviet times, was laid siege on Saturday by a small army of England fans made up of lecturers, chartered accountants, investment bankers, company CEOs and the like. Read the rest of the article here ... [The game's gone] 11:39AM A man, a plan ... a palindrome Opposition research - plenty of troubling stuff that comes under that category in today's newspapers. This is far more wholesome: 16 things you didn't know about Panama 11:32AM England alumni reporting for duty This is what it is all about. Come on England!!!!!! ������ #ENGPANpic.twitter.com/3Gul6XnOh7— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) June 24, 2018 Arms up for a victory today! Come on @England �������������� ����‍♂ #bbcworldcup#russia2018#ENGPANpic.twitter.com/zOSzN5tISx— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) June 24, 2018 The guys wearing @england shirt today feel like a group who have an understanding of what the manager wants from them & who believe in all he asks. A recipe for good days ahead. Let’s go ������ #england#worldcup#ENG#3lionspic.twitter.com/cRyonsKbcW— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) June 24, 2018 11:26AM Ruben Loftus-Cheek should make his first World Cup start Here's what Ruud Gullit had to say about him last September: "I always loved this guy, also when he was at Chelsea. I saw him playing yesterday as well. “He’s so influential and I think the more he plays, the better he gets. He knows how to play his game, he knows how to go forward. Ruben Loftus-Cheek is expected to start in place of Dele Alli Credit: David Ramos - FIFA “I want him in the centre, he needs to have the ball. Technical, strong, he is a fantastic player. He is the one who has the brains. “He’s a future England player, this one. I really believe in this boy, he’s a good player." Here's what Paul Hayward has to say about his selection: Ruben Loftus-Cheek can carry the flag for England's thwarted generation 11:13AM England missed a spectacular night in St Petersburg People watch fireworks and a brig with scarlet sails on the Neva River during the Scarlet Sails festivities marking school graduation in St Petersburg Credit: Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky 11:07AM Team news Matt Scott reports that England will make only one change rather than the anticipated two and that Raheem Sterling, scorer of 18 Premier League goals and provider of 11 Premier League assists en route to the title last year, has been retained in the starting XI. Read the full story here. Raheem Sterling will start his fourth World Cup match for England and second in succession in Nizhny Novgorod against Panama Credit: Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images 10:55AM England's qualification game In an intriguing twist to Wonderful World, Gareth Southgate adapted the words of Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert and Lou Adler to say history is not the important thing for this team’. Biology? Science book? The French they took? Word came there none. The only thing that matters, he says, is making their own history and they can certainly share an achievement today if they defeat Panama and join ‘Ron’s 22’ from 1982 and Sven’s band of Baden-Baden Charlie Big Potatoes from 2006 as England sides who have won their opening two group games at a World Cup. The England manager, by contrast with his players, is a student of history (no word on geography, trigonometry, algebra or what a slide rule is for). Southgate is known to the friends he grew up with at Crystal Palace as ‘'Nord’, a name bestowed on him by Wally Downes, but it is one that reflects the observational sharpness of a dressing-room wit. The young Gareth, with his eight O-levels and relatively affluent upbringing in Crawley, contrasted markedly with his more cocky and shrewdly streetwise South London contemporaries in the Palace youth team. His considered, unhurried way of speaking reminded Downes of Denis Norden, erstwhile co-writer of Take It From Here and a regular TV face hosting It’ll be Alright on the Night and speaking with his mouth full while selling Nuttall’s Mintoes. In an age when anyone in the game who spoke measuredly or enjoyed reading was instantly derided as ‘Prof’ or ‘Brains’, a descendant of the old Army contempt for ‘book learning’ characterised in It Ain’t Half Hot Mum’s ‘Mr La-Di-Dah Gunner Graham’, ‘Nord’ was a cut above. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage It stuck but his greenness did not. With the help of the goalkeeper Andy Woodman, the Hush Puppies and Ronnie Corbett golf sweaters that were so mocked behind his back were eased out and a lifelong friendship chronicled in a joint autobiography, Woody and Nord, nurtured them both. Southgate’s intelligence and application benefited him, too, and he became the youngest full-time captain in the country in 1993-94, the season he led Palace back into the Premier League. After Palace’s relegation in 1995, Southgate left in the summer for Aston Villa where he expected to join Andy Townsend and Ian Taylor in his usual central midfield role. So did Brian Little, the man who signed him for £2.5 million, but a fortnight later could not resist buying Mark Draper when Leicester finally agreed to sell. Little, an underrated, strangely neglected manager, put him between Ugo Ehiogu and Paul McGrath in a back-three, a move so successful that England called him up after only eight games in the position. Not what he seems: Gareth Southgate Credit: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images When Des Walker lost his aura of impregnability in the early Nineties, England reverted to type at the back, ‘head-on-a-stick’ centre-halfs, as Gary Lineker called them, or export maypoles, the static object around which foreigners would dance. Terry Venables wanted something more progressive, a centre-back who was comfortable moving out of defence to pick up opponents attacking from deeper positions. Southgate flourished in the role and, despite the penalty miss in the Euro 96 semi-final that will forever shadow him, continued to perform astutely in Glenn Hoddle’s sides, never better than during the 0-0 draw with Italy that secured qualification for the 1998 World Cup. His game continued to evolve well into his thirties, becoming as accomplished an orthodox central defender in a back-four as he had been in a three and it is a testament to his quality and durability that when Rio Ferdinand was banned for missing a drugs test in 2003, Sir Alex Ferguson immediately tried to sign the 33-year-old from Middlesbrough. How England can get the job done against physical Panama Looking back it seems obvious that he was born to manage but given that he has moved at the Football Association from Head of Elite Development to Under-21 head coach to England manager, it is odd to recall that he succeeded Steve McClaren at the Riverside without a Pro Licence, in the face of much opposition from the League Managers Association, and had to qualify on the job. Southgate looks the model of a modern coach, even down to the DH Lawrence beard - cosmopolitan, flexible and cerebral. Yet there are echoes too of Malcolm Allison and Dave Sexton, whose undervalued toughness complemented their sprightly creativity and aptitude for teaching. But don’t be fooled by appearance. Twice in the past he has identified that inspiration is key - first when he witheringly said of Eriksson’s half-time team-talk when England had just conceded a stoppage-time equaliser in the 2002 World Cup quarter-final: “We were expecting Winston Churchill and instead got Iain Duncan Smith.” And then again in 2006 when advocating a successor for Eriksson: “I want an Englishman who’s going to say: ‘Remember Churchill.’” If anyone in Nizhny Novgorod hears strains of ‘We shall fight on the beaches’ delivered in the extraordinary, deliberate tones of Denis Norden this afternoon, there can be only one culprit: a man who continues to defy all preconceptions. As for Panama, who fought bravely against Belgium, kettled them and hobbled them with some cynical and wild tackles, the 30C heat in the city once known as Gorky after Maxim, though Sorrento and Capri had similar claims over the writer, should have a greater toll on much older legs. They are a veteran side, a tough side and play with genuinely intimidating muscular athleticism. Any thoughts that they may trial a new approach here have been thoroughly debunked by their veteran defensive midfielder Gabriel Gomez. “We are men, we are aggressive,” he said. “Football is played with aggression, with desire. We are a team that knows how to play and when we have to fight, we fight.” For all that, they are pretty enlightened technically if not always tactically and can open up a defence with decent movement - at no great pace - and some inspired passing angles. Against Belgium they were unable to commit runners consistently to help out their lone 37-year-old forward and settled for an attritional scrap that frustrated world-class talents such as Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne and made them look pedestrian. It took a terrific strike from Dries Mertens to prise Panama’s vice-grip around their throats early in the second half after a stultifying first 45 minutes. Class will out but England and their supporters will have to be patient.
El árbitro Sergei Karasev hace sonar su silbato al final de un partido entre el RB Salzburgo y la Real Sociedad - Red Bull Arena Salzburgo, Salzburgo, Austria - 22 de febrero de 2018 REUTERS / Andreas Gebert
El árbitro Sergei Karasev hace sonar su silbato al final de un partido entre el RB Salzburgo y la Real Sociedad - Red Bull Arena Salzburgo, Salzburgo, Austria
El árbitro Sergei Karasev hace sonar su silbato al final de un partido entre el RB Salzburgo y la Real Sociedad - Red Bull Arena Salzburgo, Salzburgo, Austria - 22 de febrero de 2018 REUTERS / Andreas Gebert
Mundial 2018: Mascherano habló de los audios, la autocrítica de la selección argentina y Sampaoli
Mundial 2018: Mascherano habló de los audios, la autocrítica de la selección argentina y Sampaoli
Mundial 2018: Mascherano habló de los audios, la autocrítica de la selección argentina y Sampaoli
Aficionados de Polonia antes del partido contra Senegal. Estadio Spartak, Moscú, Rusia - 19 de junio de 2018 REUTERS / Carl Recine
Aficionados de Polonia antes del partido contra Senegal. Estadio Spartak, Moscú, Rusia
Aficionados de Polonia antes del partido contra Senegal. Estadio Spartak, Moscú, Rusia - 19 de junio de 2018 REUTERS / Carl Recine
Australia's Mile Jedinak says he took no notice of Kasper Schmeichel's attempts to distract him before taking his penalty against Denmark.
Did I look bothered by Schmeichel's antics? - Jedinak
Australia's Mile Jedinak says he took no notice of Kasper Schmeichel's attempts to distract him before taking his penalty against Denmark.
Australia's Mile Jedinak says he took no notice of Kasper Schmeichel's attempts to distract him before taking his penalty against Denmark.
Did I look bothered by Schmeichel's antics? - Jedinak
Australia's Mile Jedinak says he took no notice of Kasper Schmeichel's attempts to distract him before taking his penalty against Denmark.
Australia's Mile Jedinak says he took no notice of Kasper Schmeichel's attempts to distract him before taking his penalty against Denmark.
Did I look bothered by Schmeichel's antics? - Jedinak
Australia's Mile Jedinak says he took no notice of Kasper Schmeichel's attempts to distract him before taking his penalty against Denmark.
Jesse Kriel's try in the loss to England was a bright spot in what coach Rassie Erasmus called a 'terrible' Springbok display (AFP Photo/RODGER BOSCH)
Jesse Kriel's try in the loss to England was a bright spot in what coach Rassie Erasmus called a 'terrible' Springbok display
Jesse Kriel's try in the loss to England was a bright spot in what coach Rassie Erasmus called a 'terrible' Springbok display (AFP Photo/RODGER BOSCH)
The Tottenham striker scored twice in the first-half with the Three Lions heading into half-time with a remarkable 5-0 lead
Kane leads record-breaking England half in Panama demolition
The Tottenham striker scored twice in the first-half with the Three Lions heading into half-time with a remarkable 5-0 lead
Russia have continued to refuse to reveal how many drugs tests they have undergone since the World Cup began - after being joined in doing so by England. The manager of the host nation, Stanislav Cherchesov, snubbed questions from the Telegraph about his side’s testing record ahead of their final Group A game against Uruguay tomorrow. The Football Association also refused to reveal whether England had undergone any drugs tests beyond those conducted on two players after the final whistle of every match. The Telegraph asked the FA after Russia’s team doctor, Eduard Bezuglov, last week bristled at questions about doping checks at the World Cup, declaring: “We’d also like to know how many probes the English gave.” The same information was also sought from every other country at the tournament, with seven having responded to the Telegraph’s questions on Sunday. Russia have qualified for the knockout stages after two wins out of two Credit: Getty Images Egypt, Croatia, Iceland, Mexico, Poland, Serbia all confirmed their players had undergone no additional tests above the minimum required post-match. Portugal declined to comment, although it is understood they, too, had been subjected to no supplementary testing. Russia and England were joined by Costa Rica - infuriated at the last World Cup when seven of their players were tested after their shock win over Italy - in refusing to disclose any details of sample collections carried out on their players. Cherchesov said on Sunday: “Is this a question about the match or philosophy? I am not a doctor. We are talking about the match here.” World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage Fifa, which is in charge of drug testing at the World Cup, last week refused to reveal how many samples it had collected from Cherchesov’s men since the World Cup began. That was after Russia, branded the worst side ever to stage the tournament before a ball was kicked, produced the best ever start by a host nation, beating Saudi Arabia and Egypt by an aggregate score of 8-1. Official Fifa statistics also showed their players had run further and faster than any other side at the World Cup, with the home side’s displays prompting Travis Tygart, the chief executive of the United States Anti-Doping Agency, to proclaim: “Extraordinary performances demand additional tests.” Cherchesov said: “If nobody has noticed anything but the runs and sprints, we will have to add something else, and that we will do. That’s the first thing. “Secondly, those who know what physiology is, we went through the Confederations Cup, we did our preparations for that and the condition of the national team then was very good. Of course, we introduced some corrections and adjustments, we addressed our problems, and that’s why the team looks even better than during the Confederation Cup. World Cup winners “There is, of course, a motivational point. There’s the inner motivation of any footballer to play in the World Cup. The greatest motivation is that we are playing at home and the public are supporting us. “That’s maybe the ABC of why we are doing better than some others.” Fifa has repeatedly described Russia as “one of the most tested teams prior to the 2018 Fifa World Cup”. Documents seen by the Telegraph show that its 23-man squad was tested by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) 88 times between January and May, including one player on seven separate occasions. Rusada was suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) in 2015 after an independent report found its employees gave advance notice of tests to athletes and “routinely” took bribes to cover-up doping. It was banned from carrying out tests until last year, when its suspension was partially lifted under supervision from Wada-appointed international experts and UK Anti-Doping. World Cup whatsapp promo Fifa, however, barred Russia from any involvement in the World Cup anti-doping process, including by flying samples collected at the tournament to Lausanne for testing. Bezuglov last week claimed the host nation’s players had been tested more than 120 times by Fifa and more than 200 by Uefa and Rusada during two training camps this year. He added: “I’d bet you a bottle of skimmed milk that’s at least two times more than the number of probes England team players gave. So let the English look at themselves.” WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
Russia - and England - refuse to reveal how many drugs tests they have undergone at World Cup
Russia have continued to refuse to reveal how many drugs tests they have undergone since the World Cup began - after being joined in doing so by England. The manager of the host nation, Stanislav Cherchesov, snubbed questions from the Telegraph about his side’s testing record ahead of their final Group A game against Uruguay tomorrow. The Football Association also refused to reveal whether England had undergone any drugs tests beyond those conducted on two players after the final whistle of every match. The Telegraph asked the FA after Russia’s team doctor, Eduard Bezuglov, last week bristled at questions about doping checks at the World Cup, declaring: “We’d also like to know how many probes the English gave.” The same information was also sought from every other country at the tournament, with seven having responded to the Telegraph’s questions on Sunday. Russia have qualified for the knockout stages after two wins out of two Credit: Getty Images Egypt, Croatia, Iceland, Mexico, Poland, Serbia all confirmed their players had undergone no additional tests above the minimum required post-match. Portugal declined to comment, although it is understood they, too, had been subjected to no supplementary testing. Russia and England were joined by Costa Rica - infuriated at the last World Cup when seven of their players were tested after their shock win over Italy - in refusing to disclose any details of sample collections carried out on their players. Cherchesov said on Sunday: “Is this a question about the match or philosophy? I am not a doctor. We are talking about the match here.” World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage Fifa, which is in charge of drug testing at the World Cup, last week refused to reveal how many samples it had collected from Cherchesov’s men since the World Cup began. That was after Russia, branded the worst side ever to stage the tournament before a ball was kicked, produced the best ever start by a host nation, beating Saudi Arabia and Egypt by an aggregate score of 8-1. Official Fifa statistics also showed their players had run further and faster than any other side at the World Cup, with the home side’s displays prompting Travis Tygart, the chief executive of the United States Anti-Doping Agency, to proclaim: “Extraordinary performances demand additional tests.” Cherchesov said: “If nobody has noticed anything but the runs and sprints, we will have to add something else, and that we will do. That’s the first thing. “Secondly, those who know what physiology is, we went through the Confederations Cup, we did our preparations for that and the condition of the national team then was very good. Of course, we introduced some corrections and adjustments, we addressed our problems, and that’s why the team looks even better than during the Confederation Cup. World Cup winners “There is, of course, a motivational point. There’s the inner motivation of any footballer to play in the World Cup. The greatest motivation is that we are playing at home and the public are supporting us. “That’s maybe the ABC of why we are doing better than some others.” Fifa has repeatedly described Russia as “one of the most tested teams prior to the 2018 Fifa World Cup”. Documents seen by the Telegraph show that its 23-man squad was tested by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) 88 times between January and May, including one player on seven separate occasions. Rusada was suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) in 2015 after an independent report found its employees gave advance notice of tests to athletes and “routinely” took bribes to cover-up doping. It was banned from carrying out tests until last year, when its suspension was partially lifted under supervision from Wada-appointed international experts and UK Anti-Doping. World Cup whatsapp promo Fifa, however, barred Russia from any involvement in the World Cup anti-doping process, including by flying samples collected at the tournament to Lausanne for testing. Bezuglov last week claimed the host nation’s players had been tested more than 120 times by Fifa and more than 200 by Uefa and Rusada during two training camps this year. He added: “I’d bet you a bottle of skimmed milk that’s at least two times more than the number of probes England team players gave. So let the English look at themselves.” WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
Russia have continued to refuse to reveal how many drugs tests they have undergone since the World Cup began - after being joined in doing so by England. The manager of the host nation, Stanislav Cherchesov, snubbed questions from the Telegraph about his side’s testing record ahead of their final Group A game against Uruguay tomorrow. The Football Association also refused to reveal whether England had undergone any drugs tests beyond those conducted on two players after the final whistle of every match. The Telegraph asked the FA after Russia’s team doctor, Eduard Bezuglov, last week bristled at questions about doping checks at the World Cup, declaring: “We’d also like to know how many probes the English gave.” The same information was also sought from every other country at the tournament, with seven having responded to the Telegraph’s questions on Sunday. Russia have qualified for the knockout stages after two wins out of two Credit: Getty Images Egypt, Croatia, Iceland, Mexico, Poland, Serbia all confirmed their players had undergone no additional tests above the minimum required post-match. Portugal declined to comment, although it is understood they, too, had been subjected to no supplementary testing. Russia and England were joined by Costa Rica - infuriated at the last World Cup when seven of their players were tested after their shock win over Italy - in refusing to disclose any details of sample collections carried out on their players. Cherchesov said on Sunday: “Is this a question about the match or philosophy? I am not a doctor. We are talking about the match here.” World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage Fifa, which is in charge of drug testing at the World Cup, last week refused to reveal how many samples it had collected from Cherchesov’s men since the World Cup began. That was after Russia, branded the worst side ever to stage the tournament before a ball was kicked, produced the best ever start by a host nation, beating Saudi Arabia and Egypt by an aggregate score of 8-1. Official Fifa statistics also showed their players had run further and faster than any other side at the World Cup, with the home side’s displays prompting Travis Tygart, the chief executive of the United States Anti-Doping Agency, to proclaim: “Extraordinary performances demand additional tests.” Cherchesov said: “If nobody has noticed anything but the runs and sprints, we will have to add something else, and that we will do. That’s the first thing. “Secondly, those who know what physiology is, we went through the Confederations Cup, we did our preparations for that and the condition of the national team then was very good. Of course, we introduced some corrections and adjustments, we addressed our problems, and that’s why the team looks even better than during the Confederation Cup. World Cup winners “There is, of course, a motivational point. There’s the inner motivation of any footballer to play in the World Cup. The greatest motivation is that we are playing at home and the public are supporting us. “That’s maybe the ABC of why we are doing better than some others.” Fifa has repeatedly described Russia as “one of the most tested teams prior to the 2018 Fifa World Cup”. Documents seen by the Telegraph show that its 23-man squad was tested by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) 88 times between January and May, including one player on seven separate occasions. Rusada was suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) in 2015 after an independent report found its employees gave advance notice of tests to athletes and “routinely” took bribes to cover-up doping. It was banned from carrying out tests until last year, when its suspension was partially lifted under supervision from Wada-appointed international experts and UK Anti-Doping. World Cup whatsapp promo Fifa, however, barred Russia from any involvement in the World Cup anti-doping process, including by flying samples collected at the tournament to Lausanne for testing. Bezuglov last week claimed the host nation’s players had been tested more than 120 times by Fifa and more than 200 by Uefa and Rusada during two training camps this year. He added: “I’d bet you a bottle of skimmed milk that’s at least two times more than the number of probes England team players gave. So let the English look at themselves.” WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
Russia - and England - refuse to reveal how many drugs tests they have undergone at World Cup
Russia have continued to refuse to reveal how many drugs tests they have undergone since the World Cup began - after being joined in doing so by England. The manager of the host nation, Stanislav Cherchesov, snubbed questions from the Telegraph about his side’s testing record ahead of their final Group A game against Uruguay tomorrow. The Football Association also refused to reveal whether England had undergone any drugs tests beyond those conducted on two players after the final whistle of every match. The Telegraph asked the FA after Russia’s team doctor, Eduard Bezuglov, last week bristled at questions about doping checks at the World Cup, declaring: “We’d also like to know how many probes the English gave.” The same information was also sought from every other country at the tournament, with seven having responded to the Telegraph’s questions on Sunday. Russia have qualified for the knockout stages after two wins out of two Credit: Getty Images Egypt, Croatia, Iceland, Mexico, Poland, Serbia all confirmed their players had undergone no additional tests above the minimum required post-match. Portugal declined to comment, although it is understood they, too, had been subjected to no supplementary testing. Russia and England were joined by Costa Rica - infuriated at the last World Cup when seven of their players were tested after their shock win over Italy - in refusing to disclose any details of sample collections carried out on their players. Cherchesov said on Sunday: “Is this a question about the match or philosophy? I am not a doctor. We are talking about the match here.” World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage Fifa, which is in charge of drug testing at the World Cup, last week refused to reveal how many samples it had collected from Cherchesov’s men since the World Cup began. That was after Russia, branded the worst side ever to stage the tournament before a ball was kicked, produced the best ever start by a host nation, beating Saudi Arabia and Egypt by an aggregate score of 8-1. Official Fifa statistics also showed their players had run further and faster than any other side at the World Cup, with the home side’s displays prompting Travis Tygart, the chief executive of the United States Anti-Doping Agency, to proclaim: “Extraordinary performances demand additional tests.” Cherchesov said: “If nobody has noticed anything but the runs and sprints, we will have to add something else, and that we will do. That’s the first thing. “Secondly, those who know what physiology is, we went through the Confederations Cup, we did our preparations for that and the condition of the national team then was very good. Of course, we introduced some corrections and adjustments, we addressed our problems, and that’s why the team looks even better than during the Confederation Cup. World Cup winners “There is, of course, a motivational point. There’s the inner motivation of any footballer to play in the World Cup. The greatest motivation is that we are playing at home and the public are supporting us. “That’s maybe the ABC of why we are doing better than some others.” Fifa has repeatedly described Russia as “one of the most tested teams prior to the 2018 Fifa World Cup”. Documents seen by the Telegraph show that its 23-man squad was tested by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) 88 times between January and May, including one player on seven separate occasions. Rusada was suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) in 2015 after an independent report found its employees gave advance notice of tests to athletes and “routinely” took bribes to cover-up doping. It was banned from carrying out tests until last year, when its suspension was partially lifted under supervision from Wada-appointed international experts and UK Anti-Doping. World Cup whatsapp promo Fifa, however, barred Russia from any involvement in the World Cup anti-doping process, including by flying samples collected at the tournament to Lausanne for testing. Bezuglov last week claimed the host nation’s players had been tested more than 120 times by Fifa and more than 200 by Uefa and Rusada during two training camps this year. He added: “I’d bet you a bottle of skimmed milk that’s at least two times more than the number of probes England team players gave. So let the English look at themselves.” WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
Lionel Messi plays the ball during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Messi birthday overshadowed by Argentina's World Cup crisis
Lionel Messi plays the ball during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Lionel Messi plays the ball during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Messi birthday overshadowed by Argentina's World Cup crisis
Lionel Messi plays the ball during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Lionel Messi, right, plays the ball during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Messi birthday overshadowed by Argentina's World Cup crisis
Lionel Messi, right, plays the ball during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Lionel Messi is congratulated by coach Jorge Sampaoli on the day of his birthday during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Messi birthday overshadowed by Argentina's World Cup crisis
Lionel Messi is congratulated by coach Jorge Sampaoli on the day of his birthday during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Lionel Messi smiles during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Messi birthday overshadowed by Argentina's World Cup crisis
Lionel Messi smiles during a training session of Argentina at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Bronnitsy, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 24, 2018 England's Harry Kane scores their fifth goal from the penalty spot REUTERS/Matthew Childs
World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 24, 2018 England's Harry Kane scores their fifth goal from the penalty spot REUTERS/Matthew Childs
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 24, 2018 England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their fifth goal with team mates REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 24, 2018 England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their fifth goal with team mates REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 24, 2018 England's John Stones celebrates scoring their fourth goal with team mates REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 24, 2018 England's John Stones celebrates scoring their fourth goal with team mates REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 24, 2018 England's Jesse Lingard scores their third goal REUTERS/Matthew Childs
World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 24, 2018 England's Jesse Lingard scores their third goal REUTERS/Matthew Childs
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 24, 2018 England's John Stones scores their fourth goal REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 24, 2018 England's John Stones scores their fourth goal REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 24, 2018 England's Harry Kane scores their fifth goal from the penalty spot REUTERS/Matthew Childs
World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 24, 2018 England's Harry Kane scores their fifth goal from the penalty spot REUTERS/Matthew Childs
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 24, 2018 England's John Stones celebrates scoring their fourth goal REUTERS/Matthew Childs
World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 24, 2018 England's John Stones celebrates scoring their fourth goal REUTERS/Matthew Childs
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 24, 2018 England's Jesse Lingard celebrates scoring their third goal REUTERS/Matthew Childs
World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group G - England vs Panama - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - June 24, 2018 England's Jesse Lingard celebrates scoring their third goal REUTERS/Matthew Childs
Fútbol - Copa Mundial - Grupo B - Marruecos vs Irán - Estadio San Petersburgo, San Petersburgo, Rusia - 15 de junio, 2018 - El árbitro Cüneyt Çakır durante el partido. REUTERS/Henry Romero - RC1FA8C1B6B0
El árbitro Cüneyt Çakır durante el partido entre Marruecos e Irán
Fútbol - Copa Mundial - Grupo B - Marruecos vs Irán - Estadio San Petersburgo, San Petersburgo, Rusia - 15 de junio, 2018 - El árbitro Cüneyt Çakır durante el partido. REUTERS/Henry Romero - RC1FA8C1B6B0
Foto de archivo de Julen Lopetegui durante una práctica antes de ser despedido como DT de la selección de España. Jun 5, 2018 REUTERS/Susana Vera
Foto de archivo de Julen Lopetegui durante una práctica antes de ser despedido como DT de la selección de España
Foto de archivo de Julen Lopetegui durante una práctica antes de ser despedido como DT de la selección de España. Jun 5, 2018 REUTERS/Susana Vera
England hammering Panama as Lingard's beauty the pick of the bunch.
VIDEO: Lingard nets stunner as England demolish Panama
England hammering Panama as Lingard's beauty the pick of the bunch.
England hammering Panama as Lingard's beauty the pick of the bunch.
VIDEO: Lingard nets stunner as England demolish Panama
England hammering Panama as Lingard's beauty the pick of the bunch.
El futbolista francés respondió con humor a una pregunta de un periodista acerca de su larga ausencia en ruedas de prensa de su selección.
Pogba vuelve a hablar con la prensa...dos años más tarde
El futbolista francés respondió con humor a una pregunta de un periodista acerca de su larga ausencia en ruedas de prensa de su selección.
El futbolista francés respondió con humor a una pregunta de un periodista acerca de su larga ausencia en ruedas de prensa de su selección.
Pogba vuelve a hablar con la prensa...dos años más tarde
El futbolista francés respondió con humor a una pregunta de un periodista acerca de su larga ausencia en ruedas de prensa de su selección.
El futbolista francés respondió con humor a una pregunta de un periodista acerca de su larga ausencia en ruedas de prensa de su selección.
Pogba vuelve a hablar con la prensa...dos años más tarde
El futbolista francés respondió con humor a una pregunta de un periodista acerca de su larga ausencia en ruedas de prensa de su selección.
Foto de archivo de un grupo de hinchas iraníes en el estadio de Kazán tras la derrota ante España. Jun 20, 2018 REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Foto de archivo de un grupo de hinchas iraníes en el estadio de Kazán tras la derrota ante España
Foto de archivo de un grupo de hinchas iraníes en el estadio de Kazán tras la derrota ante España. Jun 20, 2018 REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Paul Pogba claims he is motivated to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup as it could be his last.
This might be my last World Cup so I want to win it - Pogba
Paul Pogba claims he is motivated to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup as it could be his last.
Paul Pogba claims he is motivated to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup as it could be his last.
This might be my last World Cup so I want to win it - Pogba
Paul Pogba claims he is motivated to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup as it could be his last.
Paul Pogba claims he is motivated to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup as it could be his last.
This might be my last World Cup so I want to win it - Pogba
Paul Pogba claims he is motivated to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup as it could be his last.
Jun 23, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves right fielder Nick Markakis (22) doubles driving in two runs against the Baltimore Orioles during the seventh inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Atlanta Braves
Jun 23, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves right fielder Nick Markakis (22) doubles driving in two runs against the Baltimore Orioles during the seventh inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 23, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer (47) throws the first pitch of the game to Detroit Tigers Leonys Martin (12) at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports
MLB: Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians
Jun 23, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer (47) throws the first pitch of the game to Detroit Tigers Leonys Martin (12) at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 23, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays left baseman C.J. Cron (44) forces out New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) during the second inning at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
MLB: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays
Jun 23, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays left baseman C.J. Cron (44) forces out New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) during the second inning at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 23, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Miami Marlins left fielder J.B. Shuck (3) makes a catch for an out in the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
MLB: Miami Marlins at Colorado Rockies
Jun 23, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Miami Marlins left fielder J.B. Shuck (3) makes a catch for an out in the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 23, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pinch hitter Deven Marrero (10) reaches second base ahead of a throw to Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Sean Rodriguez (3) during the ninth inning at PNC Park. Arizona won 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Pittsburgh Pirates
Jun 23, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pinch hitter Deven Marrero (10) reaches second base ahead of a throw to Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Sean Rodriguez (3) during the ninth inning at PNC Park. Arizona won 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 23, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers pinch hitter Matt Kemp (27) hits a grand slam home run against the New York Mets during the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets
Jun 23, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers pinch hitter Matt Kemp (27) hits a grand slam home run against the New York Mets during the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

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