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A week that started with a last-gasp victor against Tunisia ends with a shot at reaching the knockout phase.

A win would guarantee England a place in the last 16 and keep them level with Belgium at the top of Group G.

In the build-up to the Group C clash, photographs emerged of England assistant coach Steve Holland holding a sheet of paper with the apparent line-up on it.

Despite the conditions, England are favoured to beat Panama, which would see them qualify after Belgium defeated Tunisia on Saturday.

"This morning he followed the exact programme we had planned", Southgate said.

"My own view is most things that have been referred to the VAR have ended up with the correct decisions".

Leicester defender Maguire is highly unlikely to be intimidated - standing 6ft 4in, weighing in at more than 15 stone and a veteran of countless tussles during his time with Sheffield United in League One - but he has stressed the importance of staying focused. We just knocked it on the head. But thanks for being with us, and make sure stay with us for live minute-by-minute commentary of Panama vs England.

"But Panama are probably more direct, so we've had to change our game plan a little bit and think about the threats they're going to cause us".

"Emails were exchanged, and Dan asked for some clarity and we were happy with the responses".

England's defence actually looked pretty shaky when Tunisia attacked, gifting them chances, including the penalty, soft though it was.

Belgium found it tough indeed to break through Panama until Dries Mertens produced a bit of magic, so including Rashford from the start makes ideal sense for England.

"We've seen the difficulty bigger countries have had in breaking down lower-ranked teams", he said.

"They don't have a lot of individual stars like Belgium and [Eden] Hazard, but they work well as a team, especially on ball recovery".

"It was just before training, just before we went out and did our warm up". "There's no physiological benefit to training in the heat a couple of weeks before".

"We want to show people an England team can play in a different way".

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

England have made a habit of struggling in the group stage at recent World Cups.

He added: "We have a certain stability and an organised team".

"That's been a theme right the way throughout, so there's no way there's any complacency in the way we've prepared for the game".


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