Thursday, 9 July 2020

Costa Rica and Panama Battle It Out

Costa Rica and Panama battle it out in the Hexagonal phase of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying

The CONCACAF region is now in its final phase of FIFA 2014 World Cup qualifying known as “The Hex”, to end the first set of matches two rising nations clash when Costa Rica travels to Panama City and Estadio Rommel Fernandez to take on the Panamanians.

SetWidth445-alvarosaborioDate & Time: Wednesday February 6, 2013 8pm local time, Panama City

This match shapes up to be fairly intriguing, as both sides are led by focal points in the attack and play in a trademark Central American style however go about business in completely different styles.

- paying the bills -

The Costa Ricans under Coach Jorge Luis Pinto has a quite youthful squad with the core of the team in their early to mid 20’s and are highlighted by a versatile attack consisting of the free scoring forward Alvaro Saborio as well as captain Bryan Ruiz, Joel Campbell and Jairo Arrieta, the likes of Saborio and Arrieta as well as multifaceted midfielder Rodney Wallace and fullback Roy Miller might sound familiar as they all play within MLS.

The Panama squad under Coach Julio Dely Valdés plays a more defensive style, predicated on the strength, size and experience of forward Blas Perez and defender/captain Felipe Baloy. With Mexico and USA odds on favorites to grab two to the automatic qualifying places head to head matches between the other sides become vitally important with only one automatic qualifying birth and the playoff place up for grabs, both squad have promising futures to look forward to and being able to qualify for the 2014 World Cup would help their development significantly.

- paying the bills -
- paying the bills -
Rico
Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

[BLOG] Costa Rican Electric Company – General Maintenance Procedures

During my fifteen plus years of living in Costa Rica, I...

Heliport, Money and Weapons in Costa Rica

Following reports by residents of Las Asturias de Pococí about flyovers...

MOST READ

7 years in prison for trying to travel to Bolivia with $200K

(HQ) A man was sentenced by the Alajuela criminal court to 7 years in prison for trying to travel to Bolivia, with US$226,000 in...

Cuarterías for ¢1,000 a night: a “time bomb” that strips COVID-19

(QCOSTARICA) About 60 old, unsanitary foams are piled up in a dilapidated building in San José. Sleeping there costs ¢1,000 a night. For many...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 350 new cases

(QCOSTARICA) Case records don't last long. This Wednesday another 350 confirmed infections were reported in the last 24 hours. According to the information provided by...

Death 21 by COVID-19 in Costa Rica confirmed

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health, this Monday morning, July 6, confirmed death number 21 in the country, by COVID-19. The deceased was an 81-year-old man,...

Peru exceeded 10,000 deaths from coronavirus

(Q24N) Deaths from coronavirus in Peru exceeded the 10,000 on Thursday, according to data from the country's Ministry of Health, after registering 185 deaths...

AyA announces end of rationing in the Metropolitan Area

(HQ) The Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA) announced the end of the rationing of the drinking water service in the Greater Metropolitan...

Let's Keep This Going!

To be updated with all the latest news and information about Costa Rica and Latin America.