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Panama He returned to the path of victory at the best time and against the best rival – until today. Panamanians defeated USA (1-0) thanks to a header from his captain Hannibal Godoy and they removed the undefeated from the selection of the stars and stripes in the Octagonal of Concacaf towards the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The Rommel Fernández Stadium in the capital of Panama exploded at 54 ′, when a closed shipment from Eric Davis found Hannibal Godoy, captain of the national team, who rose higher than the rest and ordered it to be saved immediately.
His celebration was special, together with all his companions he could not contain the emotion, and we saw some tears of joy fall from his eyes. The emotion of those present is practically indescribable.
For Panama It was a very important triumph: they beat the United States in a 90 minute game after 14 games. His last victory had been in the 2011 Gold Cup.
What’s more, they finished with an undefeated 13 games of the American team, a period in which they won the Concacaf Nations League and the Gold Cup, as well as being leaders of the octagonal for a day.
Panama finished the day in third place, which gives a direct ticket to Qatar, with eight points. USA He also has eight units, but the goal difference allows him to close the day in second place. Both teams escort Mexico, leader of the octagonal with 11 points.