Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Panama and Canada go head to head at Estadio Rommel Fernandez in what is expected to be an interesting World Cup qualifier. Los Canaleros failed to win the previous three group games, and, as a result, they will not take part at the showpiece tournament in Qatar. Panama are eager to give fans something to cheer about on Thursday, but they will have a big fish to fry against Canada.
All Torres, Medina, and Rodriguez are pushing for a start as head coach Thomas Christiansen should opt to make changes to the team that suffered a heavy 5-1 loss to USA. The Canucks, on the other hand, booked their place at the WC finals thanks to a thrilling 4-0 win over Jamaica. Since Canada would clinch top position in the standings with one point from the match, we are tempted to put our money on draw. Bayern Munich ace remains in the recovery room with heart problems.
Highlighted Player (Anibal Godoy):
Anibal Godoy is a professional footballer who plays for Panama national football team. The powerful midfielder was born on February 10, 1990 and he has been playing for los Ticos since March 4, 2010 when he made his debut for the national team.
Anibal Godoy played full 90 minutes in the 2-1 win over Venezuela and he scored his first goal for Panama four years late in a 3-1 victory over El Salvador. Speaking of his club career, Godoy played for Chepo of Panama from 2007 to 2010 and he moved to Europe in the summer of 2013, signing a deal with Hungarian outfit Honved.
After playing 24 league games (one goal) for Honved, Godoy signed for Major League Soccer club San Jose Earthquakes in August 2015. Anibal Godoy is a defensive midfielder and his preferred foot is left. His contract with San Jose should expire in December, 2017 and it has to be noted that he began his youth career Arsenal de Sarandi of Argentina.
Highlighted Team (Canada):
Canada national football team played their first official match back in 1924 when they suffered a 3-2 loss to Australia in Brisbane. The following year the two teams faced each other one in Adelaide, with the Canadians managing to get their revenge on the Socceroos. The Canucks had several unsuccessful attempts to make it to the World Cup finals, but in 1986 they finally booked their place at the showpiece tournament.
Canada faced France in their opener, with Jean-Pierre Papin scoring the winner for les Tricolores in the dying minutes of the match. The Canadians were beaten by Hungary and USSR in the next two group games as well and, as a result, they failed to advance to the knockout stages.
Speaking of the team’s trophies, the Canucks won the CONCACAF Gold cup on two occasions (1985, 2000), with the team beating Honduras and Colombia respectively in the title games. Canada national football team play their home games at BMO Field and the capacity of the venue is 30,000.