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​Dopo tanto mistero, nella giornata di ieri è spuntato il nome di colui che potrebbe divenire il futuro nuovo socio del​ Milan. Si tratta dell’americano Thomas Ricketts, patron della franchigia di baseball dei Chicago Cubs, con cui ha vinto le World Series nel 2016. Come riporta l'dizione odierna del quotidiano TuttoSport, nel 2009 a curare l’acquisizione dei Cubs (845 milioni di dollari) da parte dei Ricketts fu Sal Galatioto. Quest’ultimo è stato advisor inizialmente anche nella trattativa...
Milan, Ricketts punta all'acquisto del club: il nuovo socio può arrivare dal baseball!
​Dopo tanto mistero, nella giornata di ieri è spuntato il nome di colui che potrebbe divenire il futuro nuovo socio del​ Milan. Si tratta dell’americano Thomas Ricketts, patron della franchigia di baseball dei Chicago Cubs, con cui ha vinto le World Series nel 2016. Come riporta l'dizione odierna del quotidiano TuttoSport, nel 2009 a curare l’acquisizione dei Cubs (845 milioni di dollari) da parte dei Ricketts fu Sal Galatioto. Quest’ultimo è stato advisor inizialmente anche nella trattativa...
MLB says that Mexican teams are exploiting players like Julio Urias who sign MLB deals
Report: Major League Baseball bans transactions with Mexican League teams
MLB says that Mexican teams are exploiting players like Julio Urias who sign MLB deals
MLB says that Mexican teams are exploiting players like Julio Urias who sign MLB deals
Report: Major League Baseball bans transactions with Mexican League teams
MLB says that Mexican teams are exploiting players like Julio Urias who sign MLB deals
They played baseball for 24 hours straight in Alaska to mark Summer Solstice
They played baseball for 24 hours straight in Alaska to mark Summer Solstice
They played baseball for 24 hours straight in Alaska to mark Summer Solstice
They played baseball for 24 hours straight in Alaska to mark Summer Solstice
They played baseball for 24 hours straight in Alaska to mark Summer Solstice
They played baseball for 24 hours straight in Alaska to mark Summer Solstice
Is it because she so rarely speaks? Or that her face is so monumentally inscrutable? Whatever the reason, the crescendo of speculation around everything that Melania Trump does, wears and says has now reached peak meme with one very vocal Zara jacket. Here, we chart the moments that led to this... July 2016: Did she plagiarise Michelle Obama? Judge for yourself When Melania Trump gave a speech to the Republican National Convention in July 2016, she talked of having been raised with "the values that you work hard for what you want in live, that your word is your bond, that you do what you say and keep your promise, that you treat people with respect… because we want our children to know that the only limits to your achievements is the strength of your dreams and your willingness to work for them". Spookily enough, Michelle Obama was raised with exactly the same values, as she told the Democratic convention in 2008… in exactly the same words. Jan 2017: Inauguration Day Trump’s Inauguration was a meme-maker’s dream - and we’re not just talking about the size of his crowds. There was the moment when Barack and Michelle greeted their successors on the White House steps, and Melania gave Michelle Obama a giant Tiffany box (oddly, the same proportions as the kind you’d get a dozen Krispy Kremes), and the outgoing First Lady turns to hand it off to an aide, failing to hide her total and utter disgust. Then there was the moment during the ceremony itself, when Trump turned back to talk to his wife, who smiled and nodded… only to drop her smile like a dirty sock as soon as he turned away. (Initially thought to have been a work of mischief, a bit of footage run backwards; the full video of the event proves otherwise.) pic.twitter.com/IDrGPkJQSl— Marv Dawson (@mrvndn) January 23, 2017 And then, during the Women's March on the following day, there was the poster held high by one of the many protesters telling her, ‘Melania: Blink twice if you want us to save you’. And lo, the #FreeMelania hashtag was born. April 2017: The official portrait It was many months before the First Lady’s official portrait was unveiled, but when it did, it was worth the wait. Melania looks like she's about to drop the most �� ballad of 1987 https://t.co/pvMrqvfCJ6— UConn baseball appreciator (@NoEscalators) April 3, 2017 May 2017: I want to hold your hand In case her decision to stay in New York with her son, Barron, while he finished his school year didn’t stoke enough rumours that she wanted as much distance as possible between her and her husband, there was this: watch closely, and you’ll see her appear to swat his hand away when he reaches for hers. August 2017: Fashion faux pas, no. 1 What do you wear to a hurricane, when dozens died and tens of thousands were displaced? Stilettos, of course. October 2017: Fake Melania? Footage of her glowering behind Trump in a trench coat, oversized sunglasses and face-shading blowdry as he insisted that "we’ve done a great job in Puerto Rico", prompted questions of whether or not the woman we could see may in fact be a body double. "We've done a great job in Puerto Rico," President Trump says of hurricane relief efforts https://t.co/76jXCrGqVV— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 13, 2017 Christmas 2017: Have yourself a terrifying Christmas Traditionally, one of the First Lady’s duties is to choose the White House’s Christmas decorations. The theme last year? Somewhere between Voldemort and Game of Thrones. AIDE: “What should the theme of this year’s holiday decorations be?” MELANIA: “My soul.” https://t.co/QkZhxPjoJ2— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) November 27, 2017 February 2018: Look no hands Melania again appears to reject holding Trump’s hand, this time evolving her technique by shoulder-robing her coat and thus making his attempts even more futile. WATCH: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump depart the White House on their way to Ohio pic.twitter.com/unoZ5xyEXN— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 5, 2018 April 2018: #Awkward This time, there was no question: Melania could not, would not hold her husband’s hand. “I know I’ve been an absentee dad and a horrible husband - including flagrant affairs while you were pregnant - but let’s just hold hands at this event...” pic.twitter.com/gLDCs40iCk— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) April 24, 2018 May and June 2018: Where's Melania? For three intriguing weeks between May 10 and June 6, Melania dropped out of view. A surprise announcement that she’d undergone a medical procedure to treat a kidney condition led to spiralling speculation. Even her denial that anything was up was met with scepticism (‘Please show us a photo of yourself holding up today's newspaper with the date visible, we want to know you are ok’, wrote one Twitter wag.) June 2018: That jacket... The inscrutability of Melania reaches its zenith with the moment in which she departs for her visit to a centre for refugee children wearing the now-infamous Zara jacket, bearing the words, ‘I really don’t care. Do u?’ Is the message directed at the children? At her husband? Or at the ‘fake news’ media, as he insists? We may never know.
Melania Trump – first lady of the meme
Is it because she so rarely speaks? Or that her face is so monumentally inscrutable? Whatever the reason, the crescendo of speculation around everything that Melania Trump does, wears and says has now reached peak meme with one very vocal Zara jacket. Here, we chart the moments that led to this... July 2016: Did she plagiarise Michelle Obama? Judge for yourself When Melania Trump gave a speech to the Republican National Convention in July 2016, she talked of having been raised with "the values that you work hard for what you want in live, that your word is your bond, that you do what you say and keep your promise, that you treat people with respect… because we want our children to know that the only limits to your achievements is the strength of your dreams and your willingness to work for them". Spookily enough, Michelle Obama was raised with exactly the same values, as she told the Democratic convention in 2008… in exactly the same words. Jan 2017: Inauguration Day Trump’s Inauguration was a meme-maker’s dream - and we’re not just talking about the size of his crowds. There was the moment when Barack and Michelle greeted their successors on the White House steps, and Melania gave Michelle Obama a giant Tiffany box (oddly, the same proportions as the kind you’d get a dozen Krispy Kremes), and the outgoing First Lady turns to hand it off to an aide, failing to hide her total and utter disgust. Then there was the moment during the ceremony itself, when Trump turned back to talk to his wife, who smiled and nodded… only to drop her smile like a dirty sock as soon as he turned away. (Initially thought to have been a work of mischief, a bit of footage run backwards; the full video of the event proves otherwise.) pic.twitter.com/IDrGPkJQSl— Marv Dawson (@mrvndn) January 23, 2017 And then, during the Women's March on the following day, there was the poster held high by one of the many protesters telling her, ‘Melania: Blink twice if you want us to save you’. And lo, the #FreeMelania hashtag was born. April 2017: The official portrait It was many months before the First Lady’s official portrait was unveiled, but when it did, it was worth the wait. Melania looks like she's about to drop the most �� ballad of 1987 https://t.co/pvMrqvfCJ6— UConn baseball appreciator (@NoEscalators) April 3, 2017 May 2017: I want to hold your hand In case her decision to stay in New York with her son, Barron, while he finished his school year didn’t stoke enough rumours that she wanted as much distance as possible between her and her husband, there was this: watch closely, and you’ll see her appear to swat his hand away when he reaches for hers. August 2017: Fashion faux pas, no. 1 What do you wear to a hurricane, when dozens died and tens of thousands were displaced? Stilettos, of course. October 2017: Fake Melania? Footage of her glowering behind Trump in a trench coat, oversized sunglasses and face-shading blowdry as he insisted that "we’ve done a great job in Puerto Rico", prompted questions of whether or not the woman we could see may in fact be a body double. "We've done a great job in Puerto Rico," President Trump says of hurricane relief efforts https://t.co/76jXCrGqVV— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 13, 2017 Christmas 2017: Have yourself a terrifying Christmas Traditionally, one of the First Lady’s duties is to choose the White House’s Christmas decorations. The theme last year? Somewhere between Voldemort and Game of Thrones. AIDE: “What should the theme of this year’s holiday decorations be?” MELANIA: “My soul.” https://t.co/QkZhxPjoJ2— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) November 27, 2017 February 2018: Look no hands Melania again appears to reject holding Trump’s hand, this time evolving her technique by shoulder-robing her coat and thus making his attempts even more futile. WATCH: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump depart the White House on their way to Ohio pic.twitter.com/unoZ5xyEXN— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 5, 2018 April 2018: #Awkward This time, there was no question: Melania could not, would not hold her husband’s hand. “I know I’ve been an absentee dad and a horrible husband - including flagrant affairs while you were pregnant - but let’s just hold hands at this event...” pic.twitter.com/gLDCs40iCk— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) April 24, 2018 May and June 2018: Where's Melania? For three intriguing weeks between May 10 and June 6, Melania dropped out of view. A surprise announcement that she’d undergone a medical procedure to treat a kidney condition led to spiralling speculation. Even her denial that anything was up was met with scepticism (‘Please show us a photo of yourself holding up today's newspaper with the date visible, we want to know you are ok’, wrote one Twitter wag.) June 2018: That jacket... The inscrutability of Melania reaches its zenith with the moment in which she departs for her visit to a centre for refugee children wearing the now-infamous Zara jacket, bearing the words, ‘I really don’t care. Do u?’ Is the message directed at the children? At her husband? Or at the ‘fake news’ media, as he insists? We may never know.
Former Cubs player and Hall of Famer Andre Dawson dazzled Chicago fans back in the late '80s and early '90s and says even he didn't expect himself to find a career in the funeral business.
Baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson Now Owns and Operates a Funeral Home
Former Cubs player and Hall of Famer Andre Dawson dazzled Chicago fans back in the late '80s and early '90s and says even he didn't expect himself to find a career in the funeral business.
Former Cubs player and Hall of Famer Andre Dawson dazzled Chicago fans back in the late '80s and early '90s and says even he didn't expect himself to find a career in the funeral business.
Baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson Now Owns and Operates a Funeral Home
Former Cubs player and Hall of Famer Andre Dawson dazzled Chicago fans back in the late '80s and early '90s and says even he didn't expect himself to find a career in the funeral business.
Former Cubs player and Hall of Famer Andre Dawson dazzled Chicago fans back in the late '80s and early '90s and says even he didn't expect himself to find a career in the funeral business.
Baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson Now Owns and Operates a Funeral Home
Former Cubs player and Hall of Famer Andre Dawson dazzled Chicago fans back in the late '80s and early '90s and says even he didn't expect himself to find a career in the funeral business.
Former Cubs player and Hall of Famer Andre Dawson dazzled Chicago fans back in the late '80s and early '90s and says even he didn't expect himself to find a career in the funeral business.
Baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson Now Owns and Operates a Funeral Home
Former Cubs player and Hall of Famer Andre Dawson dazzled Chicago fans back in the late '80s and early '90s and says even he didn't expect himself to find a career in the funeral business.
Ichiro Suzuki, special assistant to the chairman of the Seattle Mariners, wears a fake mustache and a hoodie as he sits in the dugout and watches the New York Yankees bat during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout to watch a bit of the action at Yankee Stadium. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Ichi-who? Suzuki sits on M's bench in fake mustache disguise
Ichiro Suzuki, special assistant to the chairman of the Seattle Mariners, wears a fake mustache and a hoodie as he sits in the dugout and watches the New York Yankees bat during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout to watch a bit of the action at Yankee Stadium. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Ichiro Suzuki, special assistant to the chairman of the Seattle Mariners, wears a fake mustache and a hoodie as he sits in the dugout and watches the New York Yankees bat during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout to watch a bit of the action. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Ichi-who? Suzuki sits on M's bench in fake mustache disguise
Ichiro Suzuki, special assistant to the chairman of the Seattle Mariners, wears a fake mustache and a hoodie as he sits in the dugout and watches the New York Yankees bat during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout to watch a bit of the action. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Ichiro Suzuki, special assistant to the chairman of the Seattle Mariners, wears a fake mustache and a hoodie as he sits in the dugout and watches the New York Yankees bat during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout to watch a bit of the action. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Ichi-who? Suzuki sits on M's bench in fake mustache disguise
Ichiro Suzuki, special assistant to the chairman of the Seattle Mariners, wears a fake mustache and a hoodie as he sits in the dugout and watches the New York Yankees bat during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout to watch a bit of the action. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Ichiro Suzuki, special assistant to the chairman of the Seattle Mariners, wears a fake mustache and a hoodie as he sits in the dugout and watches the New York Yankees bat during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout to watch a bit of the action at Yankee Stadium. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Ichi-who? Suzuki sits on M's bench in fake mustache disguise
Ichiro Suzuki, special assistant to the chairman of the Seattle Mariners, wears a fake mustache and a hoodie as he sits in the dugout and watches the New York Yankees bat during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout to watch a bit of the action at Yankee Stadium. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Ichiro Suzuki, special assistant to the chairman of the Seattle Mariners, wears a fake mustache and a hoodie as he sits in the dugout and watches the New York Yankees bat during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout to watch a bit of the action at Yankee Stadium. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Ichiro Suzuki, special assistant to the chairman of the Seattle Mariners, wears a fake mustache and a hoodie as he sits in the dugout and watches the New York Yankees bat during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout to watch a bit of the action at Yankee Stadium. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Ichiro Suzuki, special assistant to the chairman of the Seattle Mariners, wears a fake mustache and a hoodie as he sits in the dugout and watches the New York Yankees bat during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout to watch a bit of the action at Yankee Stadium. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Ichiro Suzuki, special assistant to the chairman of the Seattle Mariners, wears a fake mustache and a hoodie as he sits in the dugout and watches the New York Yankees bat during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout to watch a bit of the action. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Ichiro Suzuki, special assistant to the chairman of the Seattle Mariners, wears a fake mustache and a hoodie as he sits in the dugout and watches the New York Yankees bat during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout to watch a bit of the action. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Ichiro Suzuki, special assistant to the chairman of the Seattle Mariners, wears a fake mustache and a hoodie as he sits in the dugout and watches the New York Yankees bat during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout to watch a bit of the action. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Ichiro Suzuki, special assistant to the chairman of the Seattle Mariners, wears a fake mustache and a hoodie as he sits in the dugout and watches the New York Yankees bat during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout to watch a bit of the action. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Ichiro Suzuki, special assistant to the chairman of the Seattle Mariners, wears a fake mustache and a hoodie as he sits in the dugout and watches the New York Yankees bat during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout to watch a bit of the action. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Ichiro Suzuki, special assistant to the chairman of the Seattle Mariners, wears a fake mustache and a hoodie as he sits in the dugout and watches the New York Yankees bat during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle dugout to watch a bit of the action. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
It's hard to believe that a star-studded biopic about a baseball player who became a top-secret government spy could possibly be so boring.
‘The Catcher Was a Spy’ Review: Paul Rudd’s Baseball-Driven World War II Thriller Is an Atomic Bomb
It's hard to believe that a star-studded biopic about a baseball player who became a top-secret government spy could possibly be so boring.
Jun 21, 2018; Omaha, NE, USA; Florida Gators shortstop Deacon Liput (8) slides safely into second against Texas Tech Red Raiders shortstop Michael Davis (3) in the seventh inning in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports
NCAA Baseball: College World Series-Florida vs Texas Tech
Jun 21, 2018; Omaha, NE, USA; Florida Gators shortstop Deacon Liput (8) slides safely into second against Texas Tech Red Raiders shortstop Michael Davis (3) in the seventh inning in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 21, 2018; Omaha, NE, USA; Florida Gators left fielder Austin Langworthy (44) throws to second base to complete a double play to end the fourth inning against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports
NCAA Baseball: College World Series-Florida vs Texas Tech
Jun 21, 2018; Omaha, NE, USA; Florida Gators left fielder Austin Langworthy (44) throws to second base to complete a double play to end the fourth inning against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 21, 2018; Omaha, NE, USA; Florida Gators second baseman Blake Reese (12) tags out Texas Tech Red Raiders second baseman Brian Klein (5) in the third inning in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports
NCAA Baseball: College World Series-Florida vs Texas Tech
Jun 21, 2018; Omaha, NE, USA; Florida Gators second baseman Blake Reese (12) tags out Texas Tech Red Raiders second baseman Brian Klein (5) in the third inning in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 21, 2018; Omaha, NE, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders designated hitter Zach Rheams (18) flies out to deep center field to end the eighth inning against the Florida Gators in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports
NCAA Baseball: College World Series-Florida vs Texas Tech
Jun 21, 2018; Omaha, NE, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders designated hitter Zach Rheams (18) flies out to deep center field to end the eighth inning against the Florida Gators in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 21, 2018; Omaha, NE, USA; Florida Gators pitcher Jack Leftwich (23) pitches against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the first inning in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports
NCAA Baseball: College World Series-Florida vs Texas Tech
Jun 21, 2018; Omaha, NE, USA; Florida Gators pitcher Jack Leftwich (23) pitches against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the first inning in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 21, 2018; Omaha, NE, USA; Florida Gators first baseman JJ Schwarz (22) rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the sixth inning in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports
NCAA Baseball: College World Series-Florida vs Texas Tech
Jun 21, 2018; Omaha, NE, USA; Florida Gators first baseman JJ Schwarz (22) rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the sixth inning in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports
What is it? England's second Group G match of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Gareth Southgate's side got off to a terrific start with a late 2-1 win over Tunisia, thanks to Harry Kane's double. Now it's on to Panama, before their final group game against Belgium. When is it? Sunday, June 24, 2018. Where is it? Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod. What time is kick-off? 1pm BST. World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game What TV channel is it on? The BBC and ITV are sharing the rights to this World Cup. You can watch this one on BBC. Alternatively, you can follow all the action here with Telegraph Sport. Latest team news England Gareth Southgate is considering dropping Raheem Sterling against Panama, judging by a note spotted at England training. After the Three Lions sealed a last-gasp 2-1 win against Tunisia in Monday's World Cup opener, preparations are under way for Sunday's game in Nizhny Novgorod. England's players returned from a recovery day with a full session on Thursday morning, when focus on Southgate after dislocated a shoulder running was usurped by a note carried by assistant manager Steve Holland. Steve Holland, England Assistant Coach, with notes training notes Credit: JULIAN SIMMONDS It showed that the side are preparing to play in 3-5-2 formation against Panama, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek in midfield following Dele Alli's slight thigh strain - a player whose name was spelt 'Ali' on the sheet in the medical section. The Tottenham man missed the session because of the injury he picked up against Tunisia. But the most noteworthy aspect of the pictured piece of paper was Marcus Rashford, rather than Sterling, playing in the attacking two alongside captain Harry Kane. Sterling, 23, has had to put up with a lot in the build-up to Russia and struggled to make an impact against Tunisia, with Southgate making the Manchester City forward his first change when bringing on Rashford in the 68th minute. England vs Tunisia Player ratings Panama The World Cup finals debutants have no injuries to report and Hernan Dario Gomez has a full-strength squad of relatively unknown but remarkably experienced players - the 24 men picked for the spring friendlies averaged 59 caps each - ready for Russia. What do we know about the Panama team? In a country better known for its baseball players and boxing champions, football will muscle into their territory when Panama make a first trip to the World Cup. The Central Americans aren't complete unknowns. Twice runners-up at the Concacaf Gold Cup, they qualified for the tournament in Russia by finishing ahead of the United States. That's despite the huge disparity between the countries: Panama has only 4 million people, while the US has about 320 million. Tougher challenges loom for Panama in June when Belgium and England are among the team's opponents in Group G. Roman Torres could be key to preventing Panama from leaking goals. The dreadlocked defender became a national hero after scoring the goal that clinched Panama's World Cup place, leading to a national holiday being declared. Here's a closer look at the Panama team: Coach Gomez is known for working his magic. After guiding his homeland of Colombia to the 1998 World Cup, he led Ecuador to the tournament for the first time in 2002. World Cup 2018 stadiums Goalkeepers Jaime Penedo, who started in goal in the last three qualifiers, helped the team finish second at the Concacaf Gold Cup in 2005 and in 2013, where he was named the best goalkeeper. But he has not been a regular starter recently at Dinamo Bucharest in Romania. Defenders The 32-year-old Torres of the Seattle Sounders club is trying to get back into full shape after a knee injury. He is set be joined in central defense by Fidel Escobar and Adolfo Machado. They will likely be flanked by Michael Murillo on the right and Eric Davis on the left. World Cup predictor Midfielders Gabriel Gomez and Anibal Godoy are expected to assume the defensive midfield roles. Alberto Quintero is likely to play on the left and Edgar Joel Barcenas could play on the right or in the center behind the striker to create more scoring chances. Forwards Expect a sole striker for the Belgium and England games. Gomez will have to decide on 37-year-old Blas Perez or 29-year-old Gabriel Torres, who has had a successful season with Chilean club Huachipato. Luis Tejada, known as the "Matador" for his lethal finishing, is 36 and is another aging option. What are they saying? Panama coach Hernan Dario Gomez hopes his team is a "dignified rival": "I hope people enjoy it instead of criticising and destroying the dream that we've achieved. "We have played Wales, who are more or less the same style (as England). We also played against Iran, who are like Tunisia. We have knowledge of what we'll come up against.” Latest Group G table What are the odds? England to win 1/5 Draw 4/1 Panama to win 12/1 What's our prediction? To avoid embarrassing defeats at the World Cup, Panama have experimented with five defenders and they limited the damage in a friendly against Denmark in March to a 1-0 loss. England have often struggled to break defensive teams down, but once the first goal goes in, expect the floodgates to open. Predicted score: England 4 Panama 0.
England vs Panama, World Cup 2018: What time is Sunday's game, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?
What is it? England's second Group G match of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Gareth Southgate's side got off to a terrific start with a late 2-1 win over Tunisia, thanks to Harry Kane's double. Now it's on to Panama, before their final group game against Belgium. When is it? Sunday, June 24, 2018. Where is it? Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod. What time is kick-off? 1pm BST. World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game What TV channel is it on? The BBC and ITV are sharing the rights to this World Cup. You can watch this one on BBC. Alternatively, you can follow all the action here with Telegraph Sport. Latest team news England Gareth Southgate is considering dropping Raheem Sterling against Panama, judging by a note spotted at England training. After the Three Lions sealed a last-gasp 2-1 win against Tunisia in Monday's World Cup opener, preparations are under way for Sunday's game in Nizhny Novgorod. England's players returned from a recovery day with a full session on Thursday morning, when focus on Southgate after dislocated a shoulder running was usurped by a note carried by assistant manager Steve Holland. Steve Holland, England Assistant Coach, with notes training notes Credit: JULIAN SIMMONDS It showed that the side are preparing to play in 3-5-2 formation against Panama, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek in midfield following Dele Alli's slight thigh strain - a player whose name was spelt 'Ali' on the sheet in the medical section. The Tottenham man missed the session because of the injury he picked up against Tunisia. But the most noteworthy aspect of the pictured piece of paper was Marcus Rashford, rather than Sterling, playing in the attacking two alongside captain Harry Kane. Sterling, 23, has had to put up with a lot in the build-up to Russia and struggled to make an impact against Tunisia, with Southgate making the Manchester City forward his first change when bringing on Rashford in the 68th minute. England vs Tunisia Player ratings Panama The World Cup finals debutants have no injuries to report and Hernan Dario Gomez has a full-strength squad of relatively unknown but remarkably experienced players - the 24 men picked for the spring friendlies averaged 59 caps each - ready for Russia. What do we know about the Panama team? In a country better known for its baseball players and boxing champions, football will muscle into their territory when Panama make a first trip to the World Cup. The Central Americans aren't complete unknowns. Twice runners-up at the Concacaf Gold Cup, they qualified for the tournament in Russia by finishing ahead of the United States. That's despite the huge disparity between the countries: Panama has only 4 million people, while the US has about 320 million. Tougher challenges loom for Panama in June when Belgium and England are among the team's opponents in Group G. Roman Torres could be key to preventing Panama from leaking goals. The dreadlocked defender became a national hero after scoring the goal that clinched Panama's World Cup place, leading to a national holiday being declared. Here's a closer look at the Panama team: Coach Gomez is known for working his magic. After guiding his homeland of Colombia to the 1998 World Cup, he led Ecuador to the tournament for the first time in 2002. World Cup 2018 stadiums Goalkeepers Jaime Penedo, who started in goal in the last three qualifiers, helped the team finish second at the Concacaf Gold Cup in 2005 and in 2013, where he was named the best goalkeeper. But he has not been a regular starter recently at Dinamo Bucharest in Romania. Defenders The 32-year-old Torres of the Seattle Sounders club is trying to get back into full shape after a knee injury. He is set be joined in central defense by Fidel Escobar and Adolfo Machado. They will likely be flanked by Michael Murillo on the right and Eric Davis on the left. World Cup predictor Midfielders Gabriel Gomez and Anibal Godoy are expected to assume the defensive midfield roles. Alberto Quintero is likely to play on the left and Edgar Joel Barcenas could play on the right or in the center behind the striker to create more scoring chances. Forwards Expect a sole striker for the Belgium and England games. Gomez will have to decide on 37-year-old Blas Perez or 29-year-old Gabriel Torres, who has had a successful season with Chilean club Huachipato. Luis Tejada, known as the "Matador" for his lethal finishing, is 36 and is another aging option. What are they saying? Panama coach Hernan Dario Gomez hopes his team is a "dignified rival": "I hope people enjoy it instead of criticising and destroying the dream that we've achieved. "We have played Wales, who are more or less the same style (as England). We also played against Iran, who are like Tunisia. We have knowledge of what we'll come up against.” Latest Group G table What are the odds? England to win 1/5 Draw 4/1 Panama to win 12/1 What's our prediction? To avoid embarrassing defeats at the World Cup, Panama have experimented with five defenders and they limited the damage in a friendly against Denmark in March to a 1-0 loss. England have often struggled to break defensive teams down, but once the first goal goes in, expect the floodgates to open. Predicted score: England 4 Panama 0.
What is it? England's second Group G match of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Gareth Southgate's side got off to a terrific start with a late 2-1 win over Tunisia, thanks to Harry Kane's double. Now it's on to Panama, before their final group game against Belgium. When is it? Sunday, June 24, 2018. Where is it? Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod. What time is kick-off? 1pm BST. World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game What TV channel is it on? The BBC and ITV are sharing the rights to this World Cup. You can watch this one on BBC. Alternatively, you can follow all the action here with Telegraph Sport. Latest team news England Gareth Southgate is considering dropping Raheem Sterling against Panama, judging by a note spotted at England training. After the Three Lions sealed a last-gasp 2-1 win against Tunisia in Monday's World Cup opener, preparations are under way for Sunday's game in Nizhny Novgorod. England's players returned from a recovery day with a full session on Thursday morning, when focus on Southgate after dislocated a shoulder running was usurped by a note carried by assistant manager Steve Holland. Steve Holland, England Assistant Coach, with notes training notes Credit: JULIAN SIMMONDS It showed that the side are preparing to play in 3-5-2 formation against Panama, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek in midfield following Dele Alli's slight thigh strain - a player whose name was spelt 'Ali' on the sheet in the medical section. The Tottenham man missed the session because of the injury he picked up against Tunisia. But the most noteworthy aspect of the pictured piece of paper was Marcus Rashford, rather than Sterling, playing in the attacking two alongside captain Harry Kane. Sterling, 23, has had to put up with a lot in the build-up to Russia and struggled to make an impact against Tunisia, with Southgate making the Manchester City forward his first change when bringing on Rashford in the 68th minute. England vs Tunisia Player ratings Panama The World Cup finals debutants have no injuries to report and Hernan Dario Gomez has a full-strength squad of relatively unknown but remarkably experienced players - the 24 men picked for the spring friendlies averaged 59 caps each - ready for Russia. What do we know about the Panama team? In a country better known for its baseball players and boxing champions, football will muscle into their territory when Panama make a first trip to the World Cup. The Central Americans aren't complete unknowns. Twice runners-up at the Concacaf Gold Cup, they qualified for the tournament in Russia by finishing ahead of the United States. That's despite the huge disparity between the countries: Panama has only 4 million people, while the US has about 320 million. Tougher challenges loom for Panama in June when Belgium and England are among the team's opponents in Group G. Roman Torres could be key to preventing Panama from leaking goals. The dreadlocked defender became a national hero after scoring the goal that clinched Panama's World Cup place, leading to a national holiday being declared. Here's a closer look at the Panama team: Coach Gomez is known for working his magic. After guiding his homeland of Colombia to the 1998 World Cup, he led Ecuador to the tournament for the first time in 2002. World Cup 2018 stadiums Goalkeepers Jaime Penedo, who started in goal in the last three qualifiers, helped the team finish second at the Concacaf Gold Cup in 2005 and in 2013, where he was named the best goalkeeper. But he has not been a regular starter recently at Dinamo Bucharest in Romania. Defenders The 32-year-old Torres of the Seattle Sounders club is trying to get back into full shape after a knee injury. He is set be joined in central defense by Fidel Escobar and Adolfo Machado. They will likely be flanked by Michael Murillo on the right and Eric Davis on the left. World Cup predictor Midfielders Gabriel Gomez and Anibal Godoy are expected to assume the defensive midfield roles. Alberto Quintero is likely to play on the left and Edgar Joel Barcenas could play on the right or in the center behind the striker to create more scoring chances. Forwards Expect a sole striker for the Belgium and England games. Gomez will have to decide on 37-year-old Blas Perez or 29-year-old Gabriel Torres, who has had a successful season with Chilean club Huachipato. Luis Tejada, known as the "Matador" for his lethal finishing, is 36 and is another aging option. What are they saying? Panama coach Hernan Dario Gomez hopes his team is a "dignified rival": "I hope people enjoy it instead of criticising and destroying the dream that we've achieved. "We have played Wales, who are more or less the same style (as England). We also played against Iran, who are like Tunisia. We have knowledge of what we'll come up against.” Latest Group G table What are the odds? England to win 1/5 Draw 4/1 Panama to win 12/1 What's our prediction? To avoid embarrassing defeats at the World Cup, Panama have experimented with five defenders and they limited the damage in a friendly against Denmark in March to a 1-0 loss. England have often struggled to break defensive teams down, but once the first goal goes in, expect the floodgates to open. Predicted score: England 4 Panama 0.
England vs Panama, World Cup 2018: What time is Sunday's game, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?
What is it? England's second Group G match of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Gareth Southgate's side got off to a terrific start with a late 2-1 win over Tunisia, thanks to Harry Kane's double. Now it's on to Panama, before their final group game against Belgium. When is it? Sunday, June 24, 2018. Where is it? Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod. What time is kick-off? 1pm BST. World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game What TV channel is it on? The BBC and ITV are sharing the rights to this World Cup. You can watch this one on BBC. Alternatively, you can follow all the action here with Telegraph Sport. Latest team news England Gareth Southgate is considering dropping Raheem Sterling against Panama, judging by a note spotted at England training. After the Three Lions sealed a last-gasp 2-1 win against Tunisia in Monday's World Cup opener, preparations are under way for Sunday's game in Nizhny Novgorod. England's players returned from a recovery day with a full session on Thursday morning, when focus on Southgate after dislocated a shoulder running was usurped by a note carried by assistant manager Steve Holland. Steve Holland, England Assistant Coach, with notes training notes Credit: JULIAN SIMMONDS It showed that the side are preparing to play in 3-5-2 formation against Panama, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek in midfield following Dele Alli's slight thigh strain - a player whose name was spelt 'Ali' on the sheet in the medical section. The Tottenham man missed the session because of the injury he picked up against Tunisia. But the most noteworthy aspect of the pictured piece of paper was Marcus Rashford, rather than Sterling, playing in the attacking two alongside captain Harry Kane. Sterling, 23, has had to put up with a lot in the build-up to Russia and struggled to make an impact against Tunisia, with Southgate making the Manchester City forward his first change when bringing on Rashford in the 68th minute. England vs Tunisia Player ratings Panama The World Cup finals debutants have no injuries to report and Hernan Dario Gomez has a full-strength squad of relatively unknown but remarkably experienced players - the 24 men picked for the spring friendlies averaged 59 caps each - ready for Russia. What do we know about the Panama team? In a country better known for its baseball players and boxing champions, football will muscle into their territory when Panama make a first trip to the World Cup. The Central Americans aren't complete unknowns. Twice runners-up at the Concacaf Gold Cup, they qualified for the tournament in Russia by finishing ahead of the United States. That's despite the huge disparity between the countries: Panama has only 4 million people, while the US has about 320 million. Tougher challenges loom for Panama in June when Belgium and England are among the team's opponents in Group G. Roman Torres could be key to preventing Panama from leaking goals. The dreadlocked defender became a national hero after scoring the goal that clinched Panama's World Cup place, leading to a national holiday being declared. Here's a closer look at the Panama team: Coach Gomez is known for working his magic. After guiding his homeland of Colombia to the 1998 World Cup, he led Ecuador to the tournament for the first time in 2002. World Cup 2018 stadiums Goalkeepers Jaime Penedo, who started in goal in the last three qualifiers, helped the team finish second at the Concacaf Gold Cup in 2005 and in 2013, where he was named the best goalkeeper. But he has not been a regular starter recently at Dinamo Bucharest in Romania. Defenders The 32-year-old Torres of the Seattle Sounders club is trying to get back into full shape after a knee injury. He is set be joined in central defense by Fidel Escobar and Adolfo Machado. They will likely be flanked by Michael Murillo on the right and Eric Davis on the left. World Cup predictor Midfielders Gabriel Gomez and Anibal Godoy are expected to assume the defensive midfield roles. Alberto Quintero is likely to play on the left and Edgar Joel Barcenas could play on the right or in the center behind the striker to create more scoring chances. Forwards Expect a sole striker for the Belgium and England games. Gomez will have to decide on 37-year-old Blas Perez or 29-year-old Gabriel Torres, who has had a successful season with Chilean club Huachipato. Luis Tejada, known as the "Matador" for his lethal finishing, is 36 and is another aging option. What are they saying? Panama coach Hernan Dario Gomez hopes his team is a "dignified rival": "I hope people enjoy it instead of criticising and destroying the dream that we've achieved. "We have played Wales, who are more or less the same style (as England). We also played against Iran, who are like Tunisia. We have knowledge of what we'll come up against.” Latest Group G table What are the odds? England to win 1/5 Draw 4/1 Panama to win 12/1 What's our prediction? To avoid embarrassing defeats at the World Cup, Panama have experimented with five defenders and they limited the damage in a friendly against Denmark in March to a 1-0 loss. England have often struggled to break defensive teams down, but once the first goal goes in, expect the floodgates to open. Predicted score: England 4 Panama 0.
What is it? England's second Group G match of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Gareth Southgate's side got off to a terrific start with a late 2-1 win over Tunisia, thanks to Harry Kane's double. Now it's on to Panama, before their final group game against Belgium. When is it? Sunday, June 24, 2018. Where is it? Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod. What time is kick-off? 1pm BST. World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game What TV channel is it on? The BBC and ITV are sharing the rights to this World Cup. You can watch this one on BBC. Alternatively, you can follow all the action here with Telegraph Sport. Latest team news England Gareth Southgate is considering dropping Raheem Sterling against Panama, judging by a note spotted at England training. After the Three Lions sealed a last-gasp 2-1 win against Tunisia in Monday's World Cup opener, preparations are under way for Sunday's game in Nizhny Novgorod. England's players returned from a recovery day with a full session on Thursday morning, when focus on Southgate after dislocated a shoulder running was usurped by a note carried by assistant manager Steve Holland. Steve Holland, England Assistant Coach, with notes training notes Credit: JULIAN SIMMONDS It showed that the side are preparing to play in 3-5-2 formation against Panama, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek in midfield following Dele Alli's slight thigh strain - a player whose name was spelt 'Ali' on the sheet in the medical section. The Tottenham man missed the session because of the injury he picked up against Tunisia. But the most noteworthy aspect of the pictured piece of paper was Marcus Rashford, rather than Sterling, playing in the attacking two alongside captain Harry Kane. Sterling, 23, has had to put up with a lot in the build-up to Russia and struggled to make an impact against Tunisia, with Southgate making the Manchester City forward his first change when bringing on Rashford in the 68th minute. England vs Tunisia Player ratings Panama The World Cup finals debutants have no injuries to report and Hernan Dario Gomez has a full-strength squad of relatively unknown but remarkably experienced players - the 24 men picked for the spring friendlies averaged 59 caps each - ready for Russia. What do we know about the Panama team? In a country better known for its baseball players and boxing champions, football will muscle into their territory when Panama make a first trip to the World Cup. The Central Americans aren't complete unknowns. Twice runners-up at the Concacaf Gold Cup, they qualified for the tournament in Russia by finishing ahead of the United States. That's despite the huge disparity between the countries: Panama has only 4 million people, while the US has about 320 million. Tougher challenges loom for Panama in June when Belgium and England are among the team's opponents in Group G. Roman Torres could be key to preventing Panama from leaking goals. The dreadlocked defender became a national hero after scoring the goal that clinched Panama's World Cup place, leading to a national holiday being declared. Here's a closer look at the Panama team: Coach Gomez is known for working his magic. After guiding his homeland of Colombia to the 1998 World Cup, he led Ecuador to the tournament for the first time in 2002. World Cup 2018 stadiums Goalkeepers Jaime Penedo, who started in goal in the last three qualifiers, helped the team finish second at the Concacaf Gold Cup in 2005 and in 2013, where he was named the best goalkeeper. But he has not been a regular starter recently at Dinamo Bucharest in Romania. Defenders The 32-year-old Torres of the Seattle Sounders club is trying to get back into full shape after a knee injury. He is set be joined in central defense by Fidel Escobar and Adolfo Machado. They will likely be flanked by Michael Murillo on the right and Eric Davis on the left. World Cup predictor Midfielders Gabriel Gomez and Anibal Godoy are expected to assume the defensive midfield roles. Alberto Quintero is likely to play on the left and Edgar Joel Barcenas could play on the right or in the center behind the striker to create more scoring chances. Forwards Expect a sole striker for the Belgium and England games. Gomez will have to decide on 37-year-old Blas Perez or 29-year-old Gabriel Torres, who has had a successful season with Chilean club Huachipato. Luis Tejada, known as the "Matador" for his lethal finishing, is 36 and is another aging option. What are they saying? Panama coach Hernan Dario Gomez hopes his team is a "dignified rival": "I hope people enjoy it instead of criticising and destroying the dream that we've achieved. "We have played Wales, who are more or less the same style (as England). We also played against Iran, who are like Tunisia. We have knowledge of what we'll come up against.” Latest Group G table What are the odds? England to win 1/5 Draw 4/1 Panama to win 12/1 What's our prediction? To avoid embarrassing defeats at the World Cup, Panama have experimented with five defenders and they limited the damage in a friendly against Denmark in March to a 1-0 loss. England have often struggled to break defensive teams down, but once the first goal goes in, expect the floodgates to open. Predicted score: England 4 Panama 0.
England vs Panama, World Cup 2018: What time is Sunday's game, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?
What is it? England's second Group G match of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Gareth Southgate's side got off to a terrific start with a late 2-1 win over Tunisia, thanks to Harry Kane's double. Now it's on to Panama, before their final group game against Belgium. When is it? Sunday, June 24, 2018. Where is it? Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod. What time is kick-off? 1pm BST. World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game What TV channel is it on? The BBC and ITV are sharing the rights to this World Cup. You can watch this one on BBC. Alternatively, you can follow all the action here with Telegraph Sport. Latest team news England Gareth Southgate is considering dropping Raheem Sterling against Panama, judging by a note spotted at England training. After the Three Lions sealed a last-gasp 2-1 win against Tunisia in Monday's World Cup opener, preparations are under way for Sunday's game in Nizhny Novgorod. England's players returned from a recovery day with a full session on Thursday morning, when focus on Southgate after dislocated a shoulder running was usurped by a note carried by assistant manager Steve Holland. Steve Holland, England Assistant Coach, with notes training notes Credit: JULIAN SIMMONDS It showed that the side are preparing to play in 3-5-2 formation against Panama, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek in midfield following Dele Alli's slight thigh strain - a player whose name was spelt 'Ali' on the sheet in the medical section. The Tottenham man missed the session because of the injury he picked up against Tunisia. But the most noteworthy aspect of the pictured piece of paper was Marcus Rashford, rather than Sterling, playing in the attacking two alongside captain Harry Kane. Sterling, 23, has had to put up with a lot in the build-up to Russia and struggled to make an impact against Tunisia, with Southgate making the Manchester City forward his first change when bringing on Rashford in the 68th minute. England vs Tunisia Player ratings Panama The World Cup finals debutants have no injuries to report and Hernan Dario Gomez has a full-strength squad of relatively unknown but remarkably experienced players - the 24 men picked for the spring friendlies averaged 59 caps each - ready for Russia. What do we know about the Panama team? In a country better known for its baseball players and boxing champions, football will muscle into their territory when Panama make a first trip to the World Cup. The Central Americans aren't complete unknowns. Twice runners-up at the Concacaf Gold Cup, they qualified for the tournament in Russia by finishing ahead of the United States. That's despite the huge disparity between the countries: Panama has only 4 million people, while the US has about 320 million. Tougher challenges loom for Panama in June when Belgium and England are among the team's opponents in Group G. Roman Torres could be key to preventing Panama from leaking goals. The dreadlocked defender became a national hero after scoring the goal that clinched Panama's World Cup place, leading to a national holiday being declared. Here's a closer look at the Panama team: Coach Gomez is known for working his magic. After guiding his homeland of Colombia to the 1998 World Cup, he led Ecuador to the tournament for the first time in 2002. World Cup 2018 stadiums Goalkeepers Jaime Penedo, who started in goal in the last three qualifiers, helped the team finish second at the Concacaf Gold Cup in 2005 and in 2013, where he was named the best goalkeeper. But he has not been a regular starter recently at Dinamo Bucharest in Romania. Defenders The 32-year-old Torres of the Seattle Sounders club is trying to get back into full shape after a knee injury. He is set be joined in central defense by Fidel Escobar and Adolfo Machado. They will likely be flanked by Michael Murillo on the right and Eric Davis on the left. World Cup predictor Midfielders Gabriel Gomez and Anibal Godoy are expected to assume the defensive midfield roles. Alberto Quintero is likely to play on the left and Edgar Joel Barcenas could play on the right or in the center behind the striker to create more scoring chances. Forwards Expect a sole striker for the Belgium and England games. Gomez will have to decide on 37-year-old Blas Perez or 29-year-old Gabriel Torres, who has had a successful season with Chilean club Huachipato. Luis Tejada, known as the "Matador" for his lethal finishing, is 36 and is another aging option. What are they saying? Panama coach Hernan Dario Gomez hopes his team is a "dignified rival": "I hope people enjoy it instead of criticising and destroying the dream that we've achieved. "We have played Wales, who are more or less the same style (as England). We also played against Iran, who are like Tunisia. We have knowledge of what we'll come up against.” Latest Group G table What are the odds? England to win 1/5 Draw 4/1 Panama to win 12/1 What's our prediction? To avoid embarrassing defeats at the World Cup, Panama have experimented with five defenders and they limited the damage in a friendly against Denmark in March to a 1-0 loss. England have often struggled to break defensive teams down, but once the first goal goes in, expect the floodgates to open. Predicted score: England 4 Panama 0.
Jesse Pantuosco has had it with Hunter Strickland and baseball's unwritten rules. It's the subject of Friday's Daily Dose
Dose: The Unwritten Rules
Jesse Pantuosco has had it with Hunter Strickland and baseball's unwritten rules. It's the subject of Friday's Daily Dose
Jesse Pantuosco has had it with Hunter Strickland and baseball's unwritten rules. It's the subject of Friday's Daily Dose
Dose: The Unwritten Rules
Jesse Pantuosco has had it with Hunter Strickland and baseball's unwritten rules. It's the subject of Friday's Daily Dose
Jesse Pantuosco has had it with Hunter Strickland and baseball's unwritten rules. It's the subject of Friday's Daily Dose
Dose: The Unwritten Rules
Jesse Pantuosco has had it with Hunter Strickland and baseball's unwritten rules. It's the subject of Friday's Daily Dose
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Valbuena hits 2 HRs, Angels power past Blue Jays 8-5
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout runs to the dugout after signing autographs as a fan holds up a sign congratulating him on his 1,000th game played, prior to the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Valbuena hits 2 HRs, Angels power past Blue Jays 8-5
Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout runs to the dugout after signing autographs as a fan holds up a sign congratulating him on his 1,000th game played, prior to the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Los Angeles Angels' Kole Calhoun watches his two-run home run next to Toronto Blue Jays catcher Luke Maile during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Valbuena hits 2 HRs, Angels power past Blue Jays 8-5
Los Angeles Angels' Kole Calhoun watches his two-run home run next to Toronto Blue Jays catcher Luke Maile during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Los Angeles Angels' Luis Valbuena, right, gestures after hitting a two-run home run as Toronto Blue Jays catcher Luke Maile stands at the plate during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Valbuena hits 2 HRs, Angels power past Blue Jays 8-5
Los Angeles Angels' Luis Valbuena, right, gestures after hitting a two-run home run as Toronto Blue Jays catcher Luke Maile stands at the plate during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher John Lamb throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Valbuena hits 2 HRs, Angels power past Blue Jays 8-5
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher John Lamb throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Justin Anderson throws during the ninth inning of against the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Valbuena hits 2 HRs, Angels power past Blue Jays 8-5
Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Justin Anderson throws during the ninth inning of against the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Los Angeles Angels' Kole Calhoun, right, is congratulated by Andrelton Simmons after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Valbuena hits 2 HRs, Angels power past Blue Jays 8-5
Los Angeles Angels' Kole Calhoun, right, is congratulated by Andrelton Simmons after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, left, of Japan, congratulates Albert Pujols after the Angels defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 8-5 in a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Valbuena hits 2 HRs, Angels power past Blue Jays 8-5
Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, left, of Japan, congratulates Albert Pujols after the Angels defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 8-5 in a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Toronto Blue Jays' Lourdes Gurriel Jr., right, hits a solo home run in front of Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Valbuena hits 2 HRs, Angels power past Blue Jays 8-5
Toronto Blue Jays' Lourdes Gurriel Jr., right, hits a solo home run in front of Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado, left, and relief pitcher Justin Anderson congratulate each other after the Angels defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 8-5 in a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Valbuena hits 2 HRs, Angels power past Blue Jays 8-5
Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado, left, and relief pitcher Justin Anderson congratulate each other after the Angels defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 8-5 in a baseball game Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras looks out over the field in the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras looks out over the field in the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras looks out over the field in the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant prepares to field a ball during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant prepares to field a ball during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant prepares to field a ball during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda smiles in the dugout before a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda smiles in the dugout before a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda smiles in the dugout before a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez prepares to field a ball during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez prepares to field a ball during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez prepares to field a ball during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Chicago Cubs' Ben Zobrist prepares to field a ball during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Chicago Cubs' Ben Zobrist prepares to field a ball during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Chicago Cubs' Ben Zobrist prepares to field a ball during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez talks to a teammate in the dugout before a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez talks to a teammate in the dugout before a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez talks to a teammate in the dugout before a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez prepares to field a ball during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez prepares to field a ball during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez prepares to field a ball during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda laughs in the dugout before a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda laughs in the dugout before a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda laughs in the dugout before a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda smiles in the dugout before a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda smiles in the dugout before a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda smiles in the dugout before a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts stands for the national anthem before a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts stands for the national anthem before a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts stands for the national anthem before a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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