World Cup 2018: Sunday Live-Stream Schedule, Online Coverage Guide

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistJune 24, 2018

VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 18: Harry Kane of England celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-2 during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between Tunisia and England at Volgograd Arena on June 18, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

England are back in action again on Sunday at the FIFA World Cup and are the big favourites for their showdown with Panama.

The Three Lions left it late in their previous match, although they eventually got past Tunisia 2-1 thanks to a stoppage-time winner from Harry Kane. Panama were determined and diligent against Belgium, although eventually ceded to their opponents' quality in a 3-0 loss.

Later in the day the second round of group games will be wrapped up. After winning their opening Group H games, Japan and Senegal go head-to-head and have a chance to take a huge step towards the knockout stages; for Poland and Colombia, there's pressure to secure a win after disappointing losses to begin the tournament.

After Sunday's games we'll have a clearer picture of how the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup will look. Here are the details you need of how to catch the action online and a preview of the three matches.


Sunday Fixtures (BST)

1 p.m.: (Group F) England vs. Panama**

4 p.m.: (Group H) Japan vs. Senegal*

7 p.m.: (Group H) Poland vs. Colombia*

All matches can be streamed be streamed via Fox Sports Go in the United States.

*Match can be streamed via ITV Hub in the United Kingdom.

**Matches can be streamed via BBC iPlayer in the United Kingdom.


England Expected to Make Progress

It was tough going for England at times against Tunisia. After a bright start, they were pegged back and appeared on course for a draw.

However, the team kept composed, manager Gareth Southgate made positive changes and their dominance was rewarded, as Kane's smart header in stoppage time gave the team a critical three points.

Having the captain get off the mark with two goals here was crucial to his confidence and an indication of the kind of edge Kane gives his country. As former goalkeeper David Preece noted, the Tottenham Hotspur man is a poacher extraordinaire:

He's also proved he can do it at the highest level too, with the fresh responsibility of captaincy appearing to embolden him. As this statistic shows, England stars have tended to struggle to have such an impact on the big stage:

England should have few problems against Panama. For all their hard work and determination, they appear a long way short of the quality needed to get results at this level.

Senegal were excellent in their first game.
Senegal were excellent in their first game.ALEXANDER NEMENOV/Getty Images

In Group H, Japan and Senegal each have a chance to take charge of the group with victory, as both teams edged out their opponents in their opening games. Japan were able to capitalise after Colombia went down to 10 men early on, while Senegal were superior to Poland throughout their contest.

As blogger Chris Miller noted, the African side not only boast star names like Sadio Mane and Kalidou Koulibaly but have some impressive youngsters within their ranks too:

Ahead of the tournament, many people would have regarded Poland and Colombia as dark horses, but both teams are on the brink of elimination.

Colombia's tournament got off to the worst possible start.
Colombia's tournament got off to the worst possible start.Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Colombia acquitted themselves well for spells in their game against Japan after Carlos Sanchez was sent off after three minutes, but the extra man eventually counted for their opponents. Los Cafeteros are set to include James Rodriguez in their starting XI for this one after he started on the bench last time out.

Poland have been one of the most underwhelming teams at the World Cup despite having plenty of individual talent. Manager Adam Nawalka must find a way of utilising the goalscoring skills of Robert Lewandowski if they are to avoid an early exit.


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