Panama plays the World Cup play-off ticket against Trinidad and Tobago

Panama and Trinidad and Tobago have met twice in the history of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship

Desir Salazar of the women’s team PanamaEFE

The Panama women’s soccer team plays the first-way ticket to the 2023 World Cup play-off match Australia-New Zealand with the Trinidad and Tobago Challenge on Monday on the final day of Group B in the Concacaf W Championship.

At the University of Monterrey Stadium, northern Mexico, the Panamanians, third in Sector B, must come out to draw or beat the Trinidadians, last time in the group, to assert themselves in the Intercontinental play-off in which the bottom three will be. distributed to the World Cup.

Panama went down in the first two matches of the W Championship, first 3-0 against Costa Rica and then 0-1 against Olympic champion Canada, a duel in which Mexican coach Ignacio Quintana’s team showed mental growth to compete against one of the best teams in the world. The competition.

With a goal difference of -4, the Central American team is ahead of Trinidad and Tobago, who also lost in the tournament, 6-0 with Canada, and 0-4 with Costa Rica.

If the Panamanians maintain their level against Canada, they will be confirmed in the 2023 World Cup play-off, in which the United States, Canada and Costa Rica have already qualified through CONCACAF.

This will be a duel that will be decided in goals as both teams showcase the best goalkeepers in the W Championship, with Panamanian Yenneth Bailey with seven saves in two games, and Kimika Forbes with 22.

Panama and Trinidad and Tobago have met twice in the history of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship, with two balanced wins for Central America; It was the last between the two teams in 2018 with a 3-0 result in Quintana’s favour.

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In the other Group B duel, leaders Canada will face Costa Rica.

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