England will face Panama on Matchday 2 Group G 2018 World Cup at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Sunday (24/06/2018). The victory in this match has a great chance of ensuring Gareth Southgate’s lead passes to the knockout phase.
England defender Harry Maguire expects Panama to play hard and provocative. Belgium had previously felt the aggressive game of Panama although still able to win 3-0.
In the match against Belgium, Panama recorded five yellow cards, the second most in one World Cup match after the Netherlands in the final 2010. FIFA also noted Panama committed 18 violations.
“Discipline will be an important part of Sunday’s game, they may want to frustrate us or upset people, but we have to stay cool and calm,” Maguire told Sky Sports.
“If they continue to violate us, we should not react badly, hopefully this will be a good match and we can assert our potential attack line as well as physical strength to them, to try to keep the ball under and create chances from there. defender of Leicester City.