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Ryan Giggs: shocked the ITV World Cup panel into silence by suggesting: “You can go out against  Columbia.”  Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA

Day 15. The Big One. Panama v Tunisia. But RTÉ and ITV opted for England v Belgium instead, the game nobody wanted to win. Or did they? It was all ver(...)

Tunisia’s forward Fakhreddine Ben Youssef scores the 2,500th goal in World Cup history. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty

Panama 1 Tunisia 2 Tunisia’s Wahbi Khazri set up the first goal and scored the second to give the North African side their first World Cup win in 40 (...)

England’s Harry Kane celebrates scoring their second goal with team mates in their 6-1 win over Panama at the World Cup. Photo: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

Never shy of indulging in a bit of sensationalism, the English media greeted the national side’s record World Cup win with a euphoria every bit as int(...)

England’s John Stones scoring their first goal against Panama in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Photograph:  Reuters/Ivan Alvarado

The build-up to England’s showdown with Panama in Nizhny Novgorod had been dominated by a row over the publication of a long-lens photo of England’s a(...)

Panama defender Roman Torres   reacts as England midfielder Jordan Henderson fires a shot at goal. Photograph:   Getty Images

“A big well done to England, ” said Damien Duff, “but it’s important not to get carried away and start building them up.” Darragh Maloney agreed. “We (...)

 England’s  Fabian Delph controls the ball during the  World Cup Group G  match against  Panama at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Photograph:  Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Harry Kane praised his team-mates for the professional manner in which they dealt with Panama as they cruised to a 6-1 victory to qualify for the last(...)

England’s Jesse Lingard scores their third goal in the World Cup Group G game against  Panama  at the  Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

England 6 Panama 1 Perhaps we should start with a note of caution. The opposition will not always be this obliging and nobody, surely, can expect Har(...)

Gareth Southgate leads an England training session ahead of Sunday’s clash with Panama. Photograph: Paul Ellis/Getty

World Cup Group G, England v Panama, Sunday June 24th (kick-off 1.0) They don’t usually tend to become apparent until a game is actually lost, but th(...)

England’s assistant coach Steve Holland attends a training session this week. Photograph: Getty Images

England manager Gareth Southgate has questioned whether media were right to publish pictures of apparent team line-up plans for the Panama game — but(...)

England’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek comes on for Dele Alli during their World Cup Group G match against Tunisia at the Volgograd Arena. Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is in line to make his first World Cup start, against Panama on Sunday, with Dele Alli rendered a major doubt for England’s second (...)

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