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September 7, 2012 7:45 PM EDT
BMO Field — Toronto, Ontario
Referee:‬ J. Solis‎
Attendance:‬ 17586‎

World Cup Qualifying Preview: Canada - Panama

Canada can grab top spot in Group C with a win against Panama at BMO Field.

By Rudi Schuller

Canada Soccer / Giamou
Canada (4-2-3-1): Hirschfeld; Edgar, McKenna, Hainault, de Jong; de Guzman, Hutchinson; Ricketts, De Rosario, Johnson; Occean.

Panama (4-4-2): Penedo; Enriquez, Baloy, Torres, Cedeno; Barahona, Cooper, Gomez, Quintero; Perez, Tejada

  • Panama and Canada are first and second, respectively, in Group C of the current qualification phase. Honduras sits in third with Cuba rounding out the group. The top two teams will advance to the final round.
  • Panama opened the current round of qualification with a shock 2-0 victory at Honduras, with both goals coming from FC Dallas striker Blas Perez.
  • Canada has not qualified for a World Cup since 1986. It has not reached the final round of qualifying, the Hexagonal, since 1998. Panama is hoping to qualify for its first ever World Cup tournament.
  • With his next goal, Dwayne De Rosario will take sole custody of Canada's all-time scoring lead. He is currently tied with former national team head coach Dale Mitchell.
  • Canada is currently enjoying a record seven-game streak of home World Cup qualifiers with attendances of at least 10,000. BMO Field has hosted five of those matches.

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Head to Head
Gold Cup ‎(GC)‎ Jul 14, 2013 Panama 0 - Canada 0
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WCQ 2014 (Concacaf) ‎(WCQN)‎ Sep 11, 2012 Panama 2 - Canada 0
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WCQ 2014 (Concacaf) ‎(WCQN)‎ Sep 7, 2012 Canada 1 - Panama 0
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Gold Cup ‎(GC)‎ Jun 14, 2011 Canada 1 - Panama 1
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Last Five Matches
Oct 15, 2013Panama 2 - USA 3WCQN
Oct 11, 2013Mexico 2 - Panama 1WCQN
Sep 10, 2013Honduras 2 - Panama 2WCQN
Sep 6, 2013Panama 0 - Jamaica 0WCQN
Jul 28, 2013USA 1 - Panama 0GC
Team News
Available Squads
1J. PenedoGoalkeeper
23F. BaloyDefender
13Jean CedeñoMidfielder
17Luis Alfonso HenriquezDefender
5R. TorresDefender
21A. HenríquezMidfielder
14J. PérezMidfielder
-N. Barahona
7B. PérezStriker
18L. TejadaStriker
12L. MejíaGoalkeeper
-C. RodríguezDefender
14E. DasentDefender
-Roderick MillerDefender
-Armando Cooper
20Aníbal Cesis GodoyMidfielder
6G. GómezMidfielder
-M. SánchezMidfielder
-E. Aguilar
-R. BlackburnStriker
-Y. GlaizeMidfielder
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Peter Byers Peter Byers
10 1
B. Pérez B. Pérez
FC Dallas
9 0
J. Bengtson J. Bengtson
New England
9 0
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Seattle Sounders
8 2
A. Saborío A. Saborío
Real Salt Lake
8 1