The red devils of Belgium will on this afternoon play debutant Panama in their 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Much will be expected from the Belgian national team after they have failed to leave up to expectation in major tournaments since they had their star studded side. Roberto Martinez boasts a talented generation at the peak of their powers. His players bring solid international experience as well, with the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil and UEFA EURO 2016 under their belts, and will hope to reach a whole new level in Russia.
On the part of Panama, the game against Belgium this afternoon will be the most important in their history as a country, their first ever World Cup opponents possess a number of gifted attacking players like Hazard,Lukaku, Yannick Carrasco and a lot but Los Canaleros (The Canal Men) will be determined to show their best by building on their defensive rigor and tactical discipline.
Belgium trashed Costa Rica who are also from the CONCACAF Region by 4-1 in an international friendly and its something Panama must be worry of.
Belgium: Thibaut Courtois; Jan Vertonghen, Dedryck Boyata, Toby Alderweireld; Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne, Yannick Carrasco, Thomas Meunier; Dries Mertens, Eden Hazard; Romelu Lukaku
Panama: Jaime Penedo; Roman Torres, Fidel Escobar, Eric Davis, Michael Murillo; Gabriel Gomez, Anibal Godoy, Armando Cooper, Edgar Barcenas, Jose Luis Rodriguez; Blas Perez.