In the Fisjt stadium of Sochi awaits a race in which no one with less than a three pointer peace will take, all it remains is always to wait and see, because out of the other competitions shows that the margins at this world cup are small.
In the basiself of coach Roberto Martinez do not have too many surprises to be expected. Thomas Vermaelen is in Moscow remained to convalesce, for Vincent Kompany is the competition too early. Both central defenders are prepared for the remainder of the group stage – and especially the second round. Since Sunday, there is no doubt that Kompany anyway, when the group stays, Saturday to Belgium returned Laurent Ciman do so – as expected – no return in the direction of Moscow to books.
Central back Dedryck Boyata more than likely the replacement. The defender of Celtic was also in the uitwuifwedstrijd against Costa Rica, the preferred Leander Dendoncker. He gets next to the experience of Toby Alderweireld and record international Jan Vertonghen. Thibaut Courtois is in goal.
The midfield will be the coach extract with Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne, and the wingbacks Thomas Meunier and Yannick Carrasco. Front play captain and man in form Eden Hazard and Dries Mertens in support of doelpuntenmachine Romelu Lukaku.
- Invaders: Mignolet, Casteels, Dendoncker, Dembélé, Williams, Fellaini, Chadli, Januzaj, T. Hazard, Batshuayi.
- Injured: Kompany, Vermaelen.
- Suspended: no one.
The match between Belgium and Panama, is also a first, both countries were never opposite each other. With Gent-promise José Luis Rodriguez, the Panamanians one player with a Belgian link to the kick-off, Ricardo Avila is sitting on the couch.
Panama is, however, with the necessary care to Russia subsided. This year they could in five international matches only one win and that was still with the smallest difference (0-1) against the more than modest Trinidad & Tobago. At the end of may was against Northern Ireland in a scoreloos tie enforced, against Denmark and Norway, each with the smallest difference are lost. In the practice duel with Switzerland, they ran against a 6-0 blamage.
Coach Hernan Dario Gomez has no intention of playing hide and seek and gave the day before the race all his basiself free. The Belgians, he estimates, however, high. ‘Argentina gets is currently not the level of Belgium. The difference in quality between Panama and Belgium is much greater than the difference between Argentina and Iceland”, he summarized.
Dutch and German videorefs
The German Bastian Dankert is the hoofdvideoarbiter (VAR) in the first match of the Red Devils. He is assisted by his countryman Felix Zwayer and the two players, Danny Makkelie and Sander van Roekel.
The videoscheids can correct it in four situations: goals, penalties, red cards and persoonsverwisselingen, for example, if the wrong player a card.
The Wereldvoetbalbond FIFA stated earlier, Janny Sikazwe as veldscheidsrechter for the duel. For the 39-year-old Zambiaan is the first world CHAMPIONSHIP race. He was already several times referee at the Africa Cup, the world CHAMPIONSHIP for clubs and the African version of the Champions League.