It’s a joyous time for Panama as they gear up to travel to Russia to compete in their first ever World Cup. Panama finished third in their qualification group, ensuring automatic qualification for the World Cup.
Panama will play in Group G against Tunisia, England and Belgium. They kick-off against Belgium on the 18th June in Sochi in what will no doubt be a memorable occasion for the Central Americans.
Preliminary Panama World Cup 2018 Squad
Panama’s provisional 35-man squad was announced recently, so let’s see who could be making the final 23-man squad.
Panama Goalkeepers: Jose Calderon, Jaime Penedo, Alex Rodríguez
Panama Defenders: Azmahar Ariano, Felipe Baloy, Harold Cummings, Eric Davis. Fidel Escobar, Adolfo Machado, Michael Murillo, Luis Ovalle, Francisco Palacios, Richard Peralta, Roman Torres
Panama Midfielders: Ricardo Avila, Edgar Barcenas, Ricardo Buitrago, Miguel Camargo, Adalberto Carrasquilla, Armando Cooper, Anibal Godoy, Gabriel Gomez, Jose Gonzalez, Cristian Martínez, Valentin Pimentel, Alberto Quintero, Jose Luis Rodríguez
Panama Forwards: Abdiel Arroyo, Rolando Blackburn, Ismael Diaz, Jose Fajardo, Roberto Nurse, Blas Perez, Luis Tejada, Gabriel Torres
Panama World Cup 2018 Starting Eleven Prediction
Of course, we won’t know who will start in this match until a couple of hours before kick-off but here is our prediction for who will take to the field at the World Cup.
- Jaime Penedo
- Fidel Escobar
- Roman Torres
- Luis Ovalle
- Adolfo Machado
- Gabriel Gomez
- Edgar Barcenas
- Blas Perez
- Alberto Quintero
- Anibal Godoy
- Gabriel Torres