• ‘It doesn’t give me or afford me any advantage,’ Gómez insists
• England play ‘beautiful, organised football’, manager says
Panama’s manager, Hernán Darío Gómez, cannot understand the controversy around the England team-sheet, saying it gives his side no advantage.
A picture was widely published of the assistant manager, Steve Holland, holding training notes that appeared to indicate Raheem Sterling would be dropped in favour of Marcus Rashford and Reuben Loftus-Cheek would come in for the injured Dele Alli. But Gómez dismissed the fuss, adding confidently that he would stick with his starting XI from Panama’s first game against Belgium when they were beaten 3-0.