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All the factz on England v Panama in group G at the World Cup, including which TV channel its on

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England take on Panama in World Cup group G today, in a match that could see one team book their place in the last 16 and another their tickets home. The match kicks off at 1pm BST and it is live on BBC1. Here are the factz you need to know:

* This is the first ever meeting between the sides.
* If England win, they will be through to the knockout stage. A draw, and they will need a point against Belgium to go through.
* Panama need to win to have a realistic chance of progressing to the knockout stage. A loss and they are out. A draw and they will need to beat Tunisia and hope England lose to Belgium.
* England are unbeaten in 11 matches (8 wins).
* In the opening match, Harry Kane became the first man to score two goals in a match at the World Cup finals since Gary Lineker did against Cameroon in 1990.
* Panama have lost 5 of their last 8 international matches, winning just one.
* England have only won their opening two matches at a World Cup twice before – in 1982 and 2006.
* Panama’s nickname is Los Canaleros – The Canal Men.
* Kane has scored 10 goals in his last 8 appearances for the Three Lions.
* Panama coach Hernan Dario Gomez was in charge of Columbia when they lost 2-0 to England at France 98. England boss Gareth Southgate was on the bench for England that day.

Tottenham Hotspur could have to sell Harry Kane to fund new stadium – claim

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Tottenham Hotspur might have to sell their talismanic striker Harry Kane in order to help fund their move to their new stadium, it has been claimed.

Kane has been in stellar form for Spurs again this season, second only to Mohamed Salah in the Premier League scoring chart with 27 goals. However, outgoing Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has claimed he may have to be sold.

Wenger was in charge when Arsenal moved from Highbury to the Emirates Stadium back in 2004, which coincided with the club becoming also-rans in the Premier League and seemingly unable to compete with other leading clubs for big money signings. He thinks something similar could happen to Spurs as they move to their new stadium next season.

Spurs’ bosses have always denied that star players will be sold to help finance the £800 million stadium. As the club has qualified for next season’s Champions League, that will also help to boost the club’s coffers.

“The prices for the stadiums have doubled, but the transfers of players have tripled or quadrupled,” said Wenger.

“But they [Spurs] have to face it. Will they have to sell players? Even to Arsenal maybe?”

Of course, this could be Wenger, ahead of his final match in charge of the Gunners, having a last sly pop at his traditional rivals. If so, well played, Mr Wenger.

Mo Salah, Harry Kane and Kevin de Bruyne lead Player of the Year nominations

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The six players on the shortlist for the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year Award have been announced.

Manchester City players make up half the list, with Kevin de Bruyne, David Silva and Leroy Sane nominated. Elsewhere, leading scorers, Liverpool’s Mo Salah and Tottenham’s Harry Kane are nominated, as well as one who stops the goals, Manchester United ‘keeper David de Gea.

Kane and Sane are also on the shortlist for the PFA Young Player of the Year Award.

Also nominated for that are Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson and winger Raheem Sterling, Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford and Fulham left-back/winger Ryan Sessegnon.

Sessegnon becomes the first player to be nominated from the second tier since 1983.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House on April 22.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah a £200 million transfer target Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris St-Germain

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Liverpool are facing a battle to hold on to leading scorer Mohamed Salah this summer as European giants are lining up to try and poach him – potentially for a world record £200 million fee.

Real Madrid, Paris St-Germain and Barcelona are all reportedly keen on signing the Egyptian, who has scored 37 goals in 43 appearances for club and country this season, according to a report in The Sun.

Salah, 25, has been compared to Argentina great Lionel Messi recently – he has also scored more goals than him this season – for his performances for Liverpool. In his most recent match, he scored 4 goals against Watford.

In the current transfer market, it is thought it may take a world record fee – the current mark was set by PSG last summer when they paid Barcelona £198 million for Neymar – to prise Salah from Liverpool. Selling him for that much would be a huge return on the £34.3 million the Reds paid Roma last summer for him.

However, every player has a price, as Liverpool proved when they accepted Barcelona’s £145 million bid in January for Brazilian forward Philippe Coutinho, having rebuffed several previous offers from the Spanish side.

Should Liverpool take the money – and it is surely speculation at the moment – they would have enormous spending power, given that they still have about £70 million left in the kitty from the Coutinho deal.

Of course, if Salah went to Real, it would mean they would drop their interest in Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Tottenham striker Harry Kane. But then that might mean one of Europe’s other giants would come in for them.

Whatever happens, it seems like this summer will be another one of frenetic transfer activity.

Real Madrid plotting move to tempt Neymar from Paris St-Germain

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Spanish giants are planning to make a move for Paris St-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar this summer, and may sell some of their existing stars to fund the move.

Neymar only moved to PSG from Barcelona last summer in a world-record £200 million move. It is thought that Real would have to break that record to stand any chance of signing him – and that’s before adding in things like wages and agents fees.

Sources say that Real are confident of doing a deal for the 25-year-old. There have been reports that Neymar isn’t entirely happy in Paris and some PSG fans have jeered him this season. He may also want to return to Spain and a league that is more competitive.

However, PSG are unlikely to want to sell, and, given the enormous wealth of their owners, have no need to.

It is thought that there will be significant transfer activity at Real in the summer, as this season has seen the side under-achieve so far – they are 4th in La Liga currently – and some of its star players haven’t lived up to their reputation.

If Real do make a move for Neymar, several players could be on their way out, including winger Gareth Bale, striker Karim Benzema, goalkeeper Keylor Navas and midfielder Luka Modric as Real’s bosses seek to refresh the squad.

Real are looking for at least one marquee signing in the summer as they look to re-assert themselves at the top of world football, having been trumped by PSG last summer with their £200 million deal for Neymar, and loan signing of Kylian Mbappe, which will lead to a 165 million transfer this summer.

Real are also said to be interested in bringing Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane to the Bernabeau, although that could take a world record bid to achieve, as Spurs’ chief executive Daniel Levy has stated that the player is not for sale. But any move would be shelved if a deal for Neymar were to materialize.