Is Panama a force in CONCACAF?

Panama today begin their three-day training session in Los Andes ahead of their Final Four match against Canada and the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

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Thomas Christiansen, national team coach with the ball during training. Photo: Fepafut

“to Panama Some media see it as a force in CONCACAF And in a certain way you have to take that responsibility carefully and go step by step,” said the Danish coach. Thomas Christiansen.

The strategist pointed out that to choose the team he worked with about 60 players, but a total of only 23 will travel, who will be the same people who will face the Final Four of the National League and then Gold cup.

The national team, which begins its training today in SpainThree days at Los Andes Stadium in San Miguelito and then he will focus on June 5 in Penonomé, Coclé Province, to face Nicaragua on the tenth of the same month at 7:00 pm, and after one day they will board the flight that will take them to United State.

First we face The last four We stayed in the North American Territory for the sake of Gold cup. We hope to stay there for a long time.” Christiansen.

“I have my call-up almost ready, I’m just evaluating two or three players to complete it. Probably most of the 23 players in the National League go to the Gold Cup, of course there will be some changes all of a sudden.”

“Both championships are strong because we’re going to have them Canada, Mexico and the United States“Nights in the two leagues and then you have to see the crosses that happen,” said the coach.

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Panama will play in Final Four of the National League against Canada and the USA. Goes against Mexico.

The Panamanian team is located at Group C of the Gold Cup with Costa Rica, the number one contender; savior A team will be selected from the Caribbean.

“The three matches will be tough and we can’t underestimate anyone. Of course, given the position of the standings, the match against Costa Rica will be the most difficult, but El Salvador may have a small advantage because their fans will definitely occupy a stadium.”

Christiansen He stressed that he aspires to reach the final and one of his first goals is to exceed his first show in the tournament Gold cup with shortsma.

In the Gold Cup, Panama They have only faced Costa Rica once in 2017, a 1-0 win for Costa Rica, while against predecessorador, they met in the quarter-finals of the 2011 edition and in regulation time tied 1-1. The Panamanians left winning 5-3 on penalties.

The group stage will start and end on June 24 CONCACAF Gold Cup 2023 On July 16 at SoFi Stadium in Englewood, California.

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