An emotional match for the quarter-finals Concacaf Nations LeagueIt featured a fight with targets and surprises Costa Rica Y Panama, this Thursday, November 16 from the Riccardo Saprissa Ayma Stadium in the first leg of this phase. Team ‘Tiga’ automatically qualified for the event due to their participation in the last edition, while Panama finished top of the group stage in Zone A, followed by Trinidad and Tobago. We tell you what are the schedules and channels where you can watch the telecast of this match.
A superb Panama overcame Costa Rica this Thursday with a heavy 0-3 defeat, resulting in a place in the CONCACAF Nations League’s ‘Final Four’ and a direct ticket to the Copa America. With goals from Michael Murillo, Jose Fajardo and Cecilio Waterman, coach Thomas Christiansen’s Panama secured their fourth consecutive victory over Costa Rica, which saw Argentine Gustavo Alfaro make his debut on the bench this Thursday.
Panama demonstrated the solidity of its performance over the years throughout the tournament, played at the Ricardo Sapriza Stadium in San Jose and which coincided with the first leg of the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Nations League. The winner of this series between the Ticos and Panamanians, with the second leg in Panama next Monday, will also earn a ticket to Copa America 2024.
Costa Rica, with two training sessions under new coach Alfaro, entered the game out of control, making too many mistakes and losing too many possessions in midfield. The first goal fell on one of the fouls near the area. In the 4th minute of the game, Michael Murillo skillfully took the free kick and fired the ball past Costa Rica goalkeeper Kevin Chamorro’s right hand into the top corner.
Panama dominated throughout the first half and cemented their superiority in the 29th minute when an early error by Juan Pablo Vargas and his poor marking made Jose Fajardo 0-2 with a powerful cross shot. Winger Jimmy Marin tried to break Costa Rica’s poor form with a penetration down the wing and went close to scoring with a shot that crashed into the upright.
Costa Rica appeared to have renewed energy in the second half with Orlando Mosquera’s two approaches on goal, but Costa Rica’s momentum was diluted between the inaccuracy and nervousness of its players and Panama’s control of play. The Panamanian team measured their efforts and went on the attack with quick transitions led by one of their key men, midfielder Adalberto Carrasquilla, who recovered the ball.
In one of those transitions, Carrasquilla delivered a filtered pass that eluded Cecilio Waterman and beat Costa Rica goalkeeper Kevin Chamorro for a one-on-one 0-3. The game disintegrated after the third goal, Costa Rica dropped their hands and Panama dropped their intensity.
Review the minutes against Costa Rica. Panama
Costa Rica vs Preview. Panama
What time against Costa Rica? Panama?
Sports Broadcasting Costa Rica vs. Starts at 9:00pm Panama local time or 10:00pm in Panamato do Thursday will be the last match of the CONCACAF Nations League quarterfinals, and it will be USA vs. Trinidad and Tobago.
Which channels to watch Costa Rica vs Panama?
Watch the broadcast Costa Rica vs. In Panama you have to tune into Repretel Canal 6 or Teletica Canal 7 in Costa Rica, in Panama it goes through TVMax or RPC TV..
These are the only channels where you can find the telecast of the CONCACAF Nations League quarter-final match in which both teams are evenly matched and it is a match with a reserved prediction.
Costa Rica vs. Panama: Possible alignments
- Costa Rica: K. Navas, Carlos Mora, Josemar Alcozar, Christopher Nunez, Aaron Suarez, Celso Borges, Francisco Calvo, Juan Pablo Vargas, Kendall Waston, Jeffrey Valverde, Kevin Chamorro.
- Panama: Jose Fajardo, Edgar Barcinas, Eric Davis, Adalberto Carrasquilla, Cristian Martinez, Jose Rodriguez, Andres Andrade, Jose Cordoba, Fidel Escobar, Michael Murillo, Orlando Masqueira.
How does Costa Rica fare in the CONCACAF Nations League?
Costa Rica is not required to play in the group stage of the Concacaf Nations League. The ‘Digos’ lost their last friendly matches with a 1-3 win against Saudi Arabia and a 1-4 loss against the United Arab Emirates. Additionally, it is worth recalling that in the Gold Cup, their last official match, they were eliminated 2-0 against Mexico in the quarter-finals. The Tigos will field their best eleven to improve their last participation in the Nations League, having been relegated in the group stage.
How does Panama fare in the CONCACAF Nations League?
For its part, the visiting team is playing in the group stage, where it topped Group A in Zone A with 10 points, beating Trinidad and Tobago by one point. Their last official tournament was the Gold Cup last July, where they narrowly lost the final against Mexico. On paper, they are favorites over Costa Rica, who have not had a good time in CONCACAF tournaments recently, despite participating in the group stage of the Nations League.
How will CONCACAF Nations League quarter-finals be played?
The 2023-24 Concacaf Nations League has entered its quarter-final stage and the qualifiers for the 2024 Copa America have also begun to be determined.
The format of these quarter-finals is quite simple: eight teams face off in 4 different duels, with the four winners directly qualifying for Copa America 2024 and the semi-finals of the Nations League. For their part, the 4 losers will go to the qualifying play-offs for Copa America 2024, where only 2 will qualify for the tournament.