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How Panama made World Cup dream a reality

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Ambitious 'golden' Belgians eye flying start vs Panama

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Belgium see far beyond Monday's World Cup opener against debutants Panama but need a solid win to settle nerves and rack up goal difference as a "golden generation" of club greats seek finally to deliver as a team.

Defensive injury concerns for veteran squad leader Vincent Kompany and Barcelona's Thomas Vermaelen have eased and coach Roberto Martinez has sent standby defender Laurent Ciman home.

In any case, they may be more needed for Tunisia and then England in Group G, than against Panama. Celtic's...

Panama hoping first World Cup can help nation build for future success

One of two World Cup debutants, Panama will be looking to show they belong on the grandest stage of them all.
Ian Darke leads the ESPN panel in predicting the 2018 World Cup winner with names of Germany, Brazil, France and England among the list.
Stewart Robson feels England lucked out and got a fairly easy group that contains Belgium, Panama and Tunisia.

The 2018 World Cup is just over a month away, and all 32 teams are preparing in earnest for their shot at the trophy in Russia. ESPN FC is previewing every team ahead of the opening game on June 14. Find all 32 teams here.

Who they are

Captain: Roman Torres
Manager: Hernan Dario Gomez
Nickname: Los Canaleros, the Red Wave
FIFA rank (as of April 12, 2018): 56

How they qualified

Panama finished third in CONCACAF's Hexagonal round after a 2-1 win over Costa Rica that featured...



Panama ready to live World Cup dream after series of heartbreaks

One of two World Cup debutants, Panama will be looking to show they belong on the grandest stage of them all.
ESPN's Fernando Palomo and a special Panama sports legend recount how Los Canaleros wrote a new chapter of success en route to their first World Cup.
Panama will make their World Cup debut against Belgium with the highest average age of any team in Russia.
The Exploding Heads aren't about to pin any hopes on England, but it's all Anthony Richardson wants to talk about in Group G.

Julio Dely Valdes had been waiting for this moment his entire life. The former Panamanian international player and manager was sitting in his living room in Malaga, Spain. Roman Torres had just scored to put Panama ahead in a crunch World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica. With the U.S. losing 2-1 to Trinidad and Tobago, a first qualification for the World Cup was in his country's grasp.

Minutes later the dream became reality, yet Dely Valdes could not celebrate with as much gusto as the moment demanded.

"When...