Belgium Vs Panama Live Stream June 18 2018 Kick Off 15:00 GMT.
After failing to deliver upon their untold potential at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and subsequently falling short of their best last time out at Euro 2016, the Belgium national side has been left with little option but to improve upon their fortunes in Russia this summer.
Roberto Martinez’ men possess the required quality by all accounts, but have they really got enough about them to make it all the way to the final? Even at first glance the spine of the team Courtois, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Dembele, De Bruyne, Hazard, Mertens and Romeu Lukaku is as good as anything on the planet, and their ambitions in Russia will surely extend beyond simply beating Panama and getting through the group stage.
The Belgians are here hopefully to lift the trophy. Panama are a side that nonetheless deserve due consideration, despite their overwhelming lack of international pedigree on the globe.
This team certainly produced a few admirable performances throughout qualification for the 2018 World Cup however, possessing a strong team spirit that could possibly prove somewhat difficult to break down among the upcoming Group G proceedings. Of all the qualifiers for 2018 World Cup in Russia, you would have to say that Panama are the most surprising.
The tiny Central American nation is known more for hats and canals than football, but the plucky underdogs battled their way through the CONCACAF section of qualifying at the expense of the likes of the USA and Honduras. And yet maybe their progress shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise: they have done very well in the CONCACAF Gold Cup and the Copa Centroamericana in recent years.
Belgium Confirmed 23 Men Squad.
Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg), Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool). Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Thomas Meunier (Paris St-Germain), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham). Midfielders: Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham), Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Monchengladbach), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad), Youri Tielemans (Monaco), Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian). Forwards: Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea), Nacer Chadli (West Brom), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United), Dries Mertens (Napoli).
Panama confirmed 23 Men Squad.
Goalkeepers: Jose Calderon (Chorrillo), Jaime Penedo (Dinamo Bucharest), Alex Rodriguez (San Francisco). Defenders: Felipe Baloy (Municipal CSD), Harold Cummings (San Jose Earthquakes), Erick Davis (Dunajska Streda), Fidel Escobar (San Miguelito), Michael Murillo (New York Red Bulls), Adolfo Machado (Houston Dynamo), Luis Ovalle (Olimpia), Roman Torres (Seattle Sounders). Midfielders: Jose Luis Rodriguez (Gent), Yoel Barcenas (Cafetaleros de Tapachula), Armando Cooper (Universidad de Chile), Anibal Godoy (San Jose Earthquakes), Gabriel Gomez (Bucaramanga), Valentin Pimentel (Plaza Amador), Alberto Quintero (Universitario). Forwards: Abdiel Arroyo (Alajuelense), Ismael Diaz (Deportivo La Coruna), Blas Perez (Municipal), Luis Tejada (Sports Boys), Gabriel Torres (CD Huachipato).