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England's Gareth Southgate already studying World Cup opponent Panama

England's Gareth Southgate already studying World Cup opponent Panama
From ESPN - December 7, 2017

England manager Gareth Southgate has already started doing his homework on World Cup rivals Panama.

Southgate said following the draw on Dec. 1 that he knew "a lot less about'' Panama and Tunisia compared to his knowledge of group top seeds Belgium, who feature a host of Premier League stars.

And in the week that has passed since England learned their Russia 2018 opponents, he has been checking out footage of the Panama team, who qualified from the CONCACAF region at the expense of sides including the United States.

"Sadly yes, that is the sort of thing I do in the evening,'' Southgate said.

"In terms of the draw, there is always the possibility that you walk away in a group with Brazil and Sweden who are two teams we have struggled forever to play against so the draw gives us a good chance, it's up to us.

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