This Thursday, June 8, 2017 (7:00 PM Pacific) Costa Rica will host Panama at the Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica for a match in the fifth round of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers. Both teams have done well in the contested hexagonal stage of the competition and will be looking for the three points from the encounter.
Costa Rica has been excelling in this qualifying stage, currently in second place with seven points, with only one loss in the competition. Los Ticos have gotten the better of Panama the last two times the teams faced each other and should be able to do the same in this match. Of course, the standouts of the team all militate in Europe with players like Keylor Navas, Celso Borges, Joel Campbell and Bryan Ruiz. Costa Rica does have the home-field advantage and the better players which should translate into a victory for Los Ticos.
Panama has done well in the hexagonal stage of the qualifiers, currently in third place with five points. La Marea Roja does not have the same quality of players as Costa Rica but still has players that will give a good fight in the match. Among the most interesting players available for Hernan Dario Gomez is the 20-year-old forward, Ismael Diaz who plays with Porto B in Portugal. The match should be very competitive and prove to be a hard-fought duel between two teams motivated to get the three points.
How to Watch Costa Rica vs Panama
The Costa Rica vs Panama match will be broadcast this Thursday, June 8 at 7:00 PM Pacific:
TV Schedule: beIN Sports, beIN Sports En Espanol, NBC Universo
Watch Live Online: Sling TV (Watch 7 Days Free), Fubo TV (Watch 7 Days Free)