It was the triumph of the double (10/10). History repeated itself in a spiral. On October 10, 2017, Panama qualified for the World Cup in Russia and yesterday defeated the USA for the first time in qualifying rounds. The canaleros triumphed 1-0 with a goal from number 20 Anibal Godoy, who was playing his 110th game with the red. The coach Thomas Christiansen himself recognized the “balls” of captain Godoy, who on the stretcher as a result of a cramp, said he could continue the game, but he had the honesty and put the team ahead, by suggesting that he would replace him at minute 68. Panama controlled the first half at will with 6 chances to score, but the ball went in at minute 54, when Godoy rose to He headed a corner kick by Eric Davis, causing an explosion of jubilation in Rommel Fernández. At the end of the game, madness broke out in the stadium. Fans invaded the court and balls were thrown into the court, which caused the momentary stoppage of the game. There was dedication, determination and desire to win, that was clear to us from the first minute, said Thomas Christiansen. After the result, Mexico is at the fore. front with 11 points. The USA and Panama follow with 8, but better goal difference, the North Americans are 2nd.

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