The win while ensuring measures dely Julio Valdes farm team to the quarterfinals. But the surprise has not been completed. In the final Group C match, Panama to hold Canada 1-1 and will compete in the quarter-finals as group winners.
This remarkable achievement for the country that has never won the Concacaf Gold Cup. "Our goal before the tournament is to win the group. Having achieved that, our target now is to go as far as possible and try to win the tournament," said Valdes dely.
In the quarterfinals, Panama will face El Salvador on Sunday (19 / 6) at RFK Stadium, Washington DC. El Salvador is only qualified for the eight large as one third ranked team the best group. On paper, Panama will not have problems to win.
Moreover, the achievement of the current Los Canaleros previously less accurate to say surprise. Since held dely Valdes, the team ranked 67th FIFA residents is indeed progressing. Before appearing at the Gold Cup in 2011, they finished third in the Central American Cup in January. Panama from Costa Rica just lost in the semifinals via penalty shoot-out.
In Central America's Cup, Panama twice beat El Salvador. First 2-0 in the group stage and 5-4 (penalty shoot-out) in the third place playoff. But, one big if Gabriel Gomez et al then underestimate El Salvador.
The opponent showed an increasing appearance in the group stage of this 2011 Gold Cup. After losing 0-5 to Mexico in the first party, they arrested and beat Costa Rica 1-1 Cuba 6-1.
"The results in the group phase to make sure my team is on the right track. I looked at the quarter-finals later optimistic," said the coach of El Salvador, Ruben Israel.
Head to head Panama vs. El Salvador:
June 22, 2008 (WCQ) El Salvador 3-1 Panama
June 15, 2008 (WCQ) Panama 1-0 El Salvador
Last five games Panama:
June 15, 2011 (PEGC) Canada 1-1 Panama
June 12, 2011 (PEGC) United States 1-2 Panama
June 8, 2011 (PEGC) Panama 3-2 Guadeloupe
April 3, 2011 (CON) United States Youth 2-0 Panama
April 1, 2011 (CON) Panama 3-0 Suriname
Last five games El Salvador:
June 13, 2011 (PEGC) El Salvador 6-1 Cuba
June 10, 2011 (PEGC) Costa Rica 1-1 El Salvador
June 6, 2011 (PEGC) Mexico 5-0 El Salvador
March 30, 2011 (FM) El Salvador 2-3 Jamaica
March 25, 2011 (FM) Cuba 0-1 El Salvador
Predicted structure and formation of Panama vs. El Salvador player:
Panama (4-4-2): Luis Mejia, Eduardo Dasent, Erick Davis, Adolfo Machado, Luis Henriquez, Felipe Abdiel Baloy, Gabriel Gomez, Quintero, Eybir Bonaga, Nlas Antonio Perez, Luis Renteria.
Al Salvador (3-5-2): Miguel Angel Montes, Moises Xavier, Victor Turcious, Reynaldo Hernandez, Luis Anaya, William Romero, Johnathan Dennis, Jaime Enrique, Andres Alexander, Rudis Alberto, Rodolfo Zelaya.
Prediction scores Panama vs. El Salvador by Football Zone: Panama chances of winning with a score of 2-1.