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World Cup Panama Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

2018-06-07 12:Jun:49
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07.06.2018

Panama gets its first taste of the World Cup this summer in Russia and it is a big success for them. They are happy to take a part in major tournament, and all players know they are underdogs. But they will fight, and will do their best. Here’s everything you need to know about the team:

Panama qualified on the final day of Concacaf World Cup qualifying leaving Honduras, the United States and Trinidad Tobago behind them. They finished their qualification campaign on the third place behind Mexico and Costa Rica. They like to play strong and aggressive football and it will be their main objective for this tournament.

FIFA Ranking: 55

Panama Coach

HERNAN DARIO GOMEZ – He led Panama to their first FIFA World Cup

Panama Players

It is provisional squad and will be reduced to 23 players for the World Cup.

GOALKEPERS:
Jose Calderon (Chorrillo), Jaime Penedo (Dinamo Bucharest), Alex Rodriguez (San Francisco)

DEFENDERS:
Felipe Baloy (Municipal CSD), Harold Cummings (San Jose Earthquakes), Erick Davis (Dunajska Streda), Fidel Escobar (San Miguelito), Michael Murillo (New York Red Bulls), Adolfo Machado (Houston Dynamo), Luis Ovalle (Olimpia), Roman Torres (Seattle Sounders)

MIDFIELDERS:
Jose Luis Rodriguez (Gent), Yoel Barcenas (Cafetaleros de Tapachula), Armando Cooper (Universidad de Chile), Anibal Godoy (San Jose Earthquakes), Gabriel Gomez (Bucaramanga), Valentin Pimentel (Plaza Amador), Alberto Quintero (Universitario)

FORWARDS:
Abdiel Arroyo (Alajuelense), Ismael Diaz (Deportivo La Coruna), Blas Perez (Municipal), Luis Tejada (Sports Boys), Gabriel Torres (CD Huachipato)

Panama Stats

Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches)

Panama
FORM(WON-DRAW-LOSS) 3-2-5
GOALS SCORED 10
SHOTS ON TARGET 38
SHOTS OFF TARGET 29
GOALS CONCEDED 16
TOTAL GOALS 26
OVER 1.5 GOALS 6
OVER 2.5 GOALS 5
OVER 3.5 GOALS 3
UNDER 1.5 GOALS 4
UNDER 2.5 GOALS 5
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE 3
CLEAN SHEETS 3
CORNERS 30
FOULS 125
YELLOWS 14
REDS 1
OFFSIDES 19

Panama World Cup History

World Cup appearances: 0
Semifinals: 0
Best finish: /
Last World Cup: /

Panama World Cup 2018 Matches

June 11 – Panama vs. Belgium
June 24 – Panama vs. England
June 28 – Panama vs. Tunisia

Panama Prediction and Expectations on World Cup 2018

Panama are in Group G with Belgium, England and Tunisia who are much stronger sides and they do not have lot of chances to go through. On their first WC game ever they are absolute underdogs, and their main objective for the match with Belgium will be to play strong and aggressive in defending. On Matchday 2 they will play against England and also they can’t count to pick up points against The Three Lions. Only chance to collect points is on the Matchday 3 and it will be their most important game on World Cup 2018.

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