Looking to secure an early spot in the knockout stage, England takes on Panama in a Group G match Sunday in Nizhny Novgorod.
In the United States, the game is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on Fox Sports 1 (English broadcast) and Telemundo (Spanish broadcast). If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch the game–and every other World Cup game–live on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Fox Sports 1 and Telemundo are both included in the “Fubo Premier” bundle, which has a channel package that is largely tailored towards international soccer fans and also has streams of World Cup games available in 4K. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch any World Cup game live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch the game live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch any World Cup game up to three days after it airs even if you forgot to record it.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of live TV channels, including both Fox Sports 1 and Telemundo. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch every World Cup game live on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch the game live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials), allowing you to watch any game after it airs.
Fox Sports 1 (but not Telemundo) is included in the “Sling Blue” package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial of both, and you can then watch any World Cup game live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch a game live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
Harry Kane’s headed goal in extra time helped England avoid a mini disaster in the team’s opening World Cup game, as the Three Lions got past Tunisia, 2-1. Despite the near draw, England dominated the ball, holding 61 percent of possession, and fired off eight shots on target compared to Tunisia’s one. They were clearly the better team, and when it was all said and done, it was a positive start for Gareth Southgate’s squad.
England, according to FiveThirtyEight’s projection model, have a 96 percent chance to advance past the group stage after embarrassingly going winless in Brazil in 2014. A win against Panama would almost assuredly lock a up a spot in the knockout round, which would be good news for obvious reasons, but also because it would take significant pressure off next week’s group-stage match against a really good Belgium side.
As for Panama, their backs are against the wall after losing 3-0 to that Belgium squad in the opener. While a loss here eliminates them from knockout-stage contention, a draw would be enough to keep them alive, but there would still be a lot of work to do (beat Tunisia, get a win from Belgium against England, and pass England on goal-differential). A win, though, would put them in fantastic position heading into the last group matches.
Of course, that’s easier said than done, as the Three Lions are significant -500 favorites. The odds of a draw are 5-to-1, while a Panama victory is set at 16-to-1.
Ultimately, you should expect an England win here, but with Panama desperately needing a result, this could very well turn into a wide-open match with lots of scoring chances.