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Panama - Soccer

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The first Panama national football team was constituted in 1937. The Panama national football team represents Panama in international football. The team is controlled by the governing body for football in Panama, Panamanian Football Federation, which is currently a member of CONCACAF and the regional UNCAF.

Panama finished as runners-up in the 2005 Gold Cup and 2013 Gold Cup. Panama reached the fourth round for the 2006 World Cup CONCACAF qualifications and advanced to the fourth round for the 2014 World Cup CONCACAF qualifications. At their last fourth round qualification match against the USA at Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City, they were about 90 seconds away from beating the US and advancing to play-offs against New Zealand, but they were eventuallly out of the spot by allowing US players two goals in the stoppage time.

 

Nickname(s): Los Canaleros (The Canal Men), La Marea Roja (The Red Tide)

Association: Federación Panameña de Fútbol, Sub-confederation, UNCAF (Central America), Confederation, CONCACAF

Top scorer: Luis Tejada (37)

Home stadium: Estadio Rommel Fernández

FIFA code: PAN

Highest FIFA ranking: 35 (September 2013)

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