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How to watch World Cup Day 11: England might eliminate Roman Torres and Panama while you slept

Colombia plays Poland in a virtual elimination game while Japan and Senegal surprisingly vie for supremacy of Group H

Colombia v Japan: Group H - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
James might be on his way out of Russia after today.
Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images

The last day of World Cup 2018 matchday 2 is today. After today there will be four days in a row of 7 AM and 11 AM doubleheaders to finish out the eight groups.

Saturday saw Belgium solidify their position as one of the favorites with a 5-2 win over Tunisia followed by Mexico seemingly booking their place in the round of 16 (or did they?) with a 2-1 win over South Korea to secure six points from their first two played. Then Germany waited until 5 minutes into stoppage time to keep their World Cup hopes alive with a wonder goal from Toni Kroos to beat Sweden 2-1 despite playing with 10 men.

England vs. Panama

Time: 5:00 AM

Location: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod

TV: Fox Sports 1 (English) and Telemundo (Spanish)

Announcing team: Derek Rae and Aly Wagner (English)

Streaming: Fox Sports Go and Telemundo Deportes

Roman Torres will captain Panama in their second match of the tournament after losing their opener 3-0 to Belgium. Panama have a chance to create a historic upset against heavily favored England while England can join Belgium in the second round with a win.

Japan vs. Senegal

Time: 8:00 AM

Location: Ekaterinburg Arena, Ekaterinburg

TV: FOX (English) and Telemundo (Spanish)

Announcing team: Mark Followill and Warren Barton (English)

Streaming: Fox Sports Go and Telemundo Deportes

Japan and Senegal were both underdogs in their opener but came out of their opening games with three points in surprise wins over Colombia and Poland respectively. Each team would almost assuredly seal a berth in Round 2 with a win in Ekaterinburg. Group H could see a surprise winner with a result in this game and with the group winner feeding into a round of 16 matchup with Group G; it is starting to look like a big advantage to avoid Belgium (presumptive Group G winner) in the next round.

Poland vs. Colombia

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Kazan Arena, Kazan

TV: FOX (English) and Telemundo (Spanish)

Announcing team: John Strong and Stu Holden (English)

Streaming: Fox Sports Go and Telemundo Deportes

Colombia were shock losers to Japan 2-1 in their opener. Colombia’s Carlos Sanchez earned a third minute red card that led to a penalty kick and a 1-0 lead for Japan totally upending every and any tactical plan that Colombia might have been making since the draw happened on December 1st, 2017. Colombia then gave up another goal to Japan before dominating possession and creating numerous chances all en route to a 2-1 loss.

Poland also lost their opener. They lost 2-1 to Senegal leaving this group game reality much different than coming into the tournament. Pre tournament this looked like a battle for first place, while today it’s a battle for for survival.

This is your Sounder at Heart World Cup Day 11 gamethread. Watch with us.

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