Costa Rica’s match against Panama at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá Stadium, San José on Thursday, November 16, 2023 can be watched via live streaming on online tv.
Costa Rica and Panama will face each other in the first leg of the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Nations League at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá, San Juan de Tíbás, San José. This will be the first meeting between the two teams in this tournament, which is a new regional competition involving 41 CONCACAF member teams.
Costa Rica was one of four previously selected teams, along with Mexico, the United States and Honduras, to qualify directly for the last eight without having to play in the group stage. Panama, on the other hand, will have to fight to top Group A, which also contains Guatemala, El Salvador and Dominica. Panama won three of their four games in the group, including a 3-0 win over Guatemala in their last game in September.
Costa Rica are looking for a return to glory in CONCACAF football, having failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup and were knocked out in the quarter-finals of the 2023 Gold Cup. They also have a new coach, Gustavo Alfaro, who replaced Ronald Gonzalez after he resigned in October. Alfaro is a former coach of the Ecuador national team, who succeeded in taking his team to the 2022 World Cup with a compact defensive style.
However, Costa Rica have many problems to solve, especially at the back. They have conceded a lot of goals in their recent matches, both at club and international level. They lost 4-1 to the UAE in their last international friendly in October, and before that they also conceded eight goals in four Gold Cup games and 11 goals in three World Cup games. They are also yet to score in the two home games played this year, losing 1-0 to Panama and Guatemala.
Costa Rica also does not have a good track record in knockout stage matches in CONCACAF tournaments. Since the start of 2021, they have been knocked out of three consecutive knockout matches in the Gold Cup or Nations League, failing to score in any match. The only goal they scored in the tournament was in the third-place match against Honduras in the inaugural Nations League, which ended in a 2–2 draw and they lost on penalties.
Panama, on the other hand, is a team that competes at CONCACAF level, although they have never won a regional title. They reached the semi-finals of the 2023 Gold Cup, where they lost dramatically to Mexico 1-0 with an own goal in the 90th minute. They also reached the semi-finals of the previous Nations League, where they lost 2-0 to Canada. They then lost 1–0 to Mexico in the third place match.
Panama has an experienced coach, Thomas Christiansen, who has built a solid and balanced team. He has selected most of the players who have appeared together in previous CONCACAF competitions.
On paper, Panama is considered capable of winning this opening match. Since suffering a demoralizing 1-0 World Cup qualifying defeat in Costa Rica in January 2022, Panama have beaten them on three consecutive occasions, including twice in the previous Nations League by an aggregate score of 5-2.
Kick-off time, & Live Streaming Links
Costa Rica vs Panama match at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá Stadium, San José can be watched live streaming. Concacaf Nations League 2023 Quarter-Finals match broadcast on Soccer TV starting 23:00 ET.
|Match||Costa Rica vs. Panama|
|Competition||2023 Concacaf Nations League|
|Venue||Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá Stadium, San José|
|Date||Thursday, November 16, 2023|
|Official TV||Soccer TV|
|Streaming Link||Soccer TV|
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Interesting Statistics and Facts
|Costa Rica (4-4-2)||Panama (4-2-3-1)|
5 H2H Latest Costa Rica – Panama
- June 27, 2023 – Costa Rica [1 – 2] Panama (Concacaf Gold Cup)
- March 29, 2023 – Costa Rica [0 – 1] Panama (Concacaf Nations League)
- June 03, 2022 – Panama [2 – 0] Costa Rica (Concacaf Nations League)
- January 28, 2022 – Costa Rica [1 – 0] Panama (Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers)
- September 03, 2021 – Panama [0 – 0] Costa Rica (Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers)
Costa Rica – Last 5 Match Results
- July 01, 2023 – El Salvador [0 – 0] Costa Rica (Concacaf Gold Cup)
- July 05, 2023 – Costa Rica [6 – 4] Martinique (Concacaf Gold Cup)
- July 09, 2023 – Mexico [2 – 0] Costa Rica (Concacaf Gold Cup)
- September 09, 2023 – Saudi Arabia [1 – 3] Costa Rica (Friendlies)
- September 12, 2023 – Costa Rica [1 – 4] UAE (Friendlies)
Panama – Last 5 Match Results
- August 28, 2023 – Bolivia [1 – 2] Panama (Friendlies)
- September 08, 2023 – Panama [3 – 0] Martinique (Concacaf Nations League)
- September 11, 2023 – Guatemala [1 – 1] Panama (Concacaf Nations League)
- October 14, 2023 – Curaçao [1 – 2] Panama (Concacaf Nations League)
- October 18, 2023 – Panama [3 – 0] Guatemala (Concacaf Nations League)