England’s group stage opponents will be going head-to-head at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on Monday
Belgium will take on Panama in the opening Group G match in Russia.
England’s World Cup opponents will be going head-to-head at the Fisht Olympic Stadium.
When is Belgium v Panama?
This match will take place on Monday, June 18.
It will kick-off at 4pm UK time.
The Fisht Olympic Stadium will host the showdown.
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Who are the key players?
Belgiums current golden generation is full of world class players, but the pick of the bunch is Kevin De Bruyne. The Manchester City midfielder is enjoying the best season of his career under Pep Guardiola, and if he can continue this form into this summers tournament, Belgium will take some stopping.
Panama’s top scorer throughout qualifying with 11 goals was forward Blas Perez. The 37-year-old has played in a number of countries throughout his 20-year career, including his homeland, as well as Uruguay, Colombia, Spain, Mexico and the United States. He has represented Municipal of Guatemala since 2017, and has totalled an impressive 14 goals in just 13 appearances this season
What is the team news?
Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku is expected to lead the line for Belgium.
Panama boss Hernan Dario Gomez could opt to go for his preferred 4-4-1-1 formation.
Line-ups to follow…
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