Panama's national football team
Panama's national football team is one of the most successful in Central America. When you purchase tickets at StubHub to see "Los Canaleros" (the Canal Men), you'll always watch a competitive side, with flair and energy, and you may also be treated to an upset against the major sides. Capable of beating anyone, Panama are always tough to beat on their home soil.
Panama's background information
Los Canaleros are members of CONCACAF - the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football. This means that they compete in the CONCACAF Gold Cup (the equivalent of the Copa America) as well as the Football World Cup. Will 2018 be THE year for Panama's National Soccer Team? Buy your tickets at StubHub and find out for yourself. You can also use our friendly e-ticketing website to sell any spare Panama National Football Team tickets.
The team play most of their home matches in the nation's capital, Panama City, at the Estadio Rommel Fernández. Opened in 1970, this bowl-shaped venue seats 32,000 people and there should always be space for tourists who want to catch a Panama game.
The side first started playing competitive internationals in 1937, but they did not have the resources to enter World Cup qualifying until 1974. After that, they steadily built up their infrastructure, producing great players like Julio Dely Valdes (a free-scoring striker who played in Spanish top-flight football).
In fact, Los Canaleros have had much more success in regional competitions, winning the CCCF Championship in 1951 and coming second in the CONCACAF Gold Cup on two occasions since 2005. Given their recent results, this is a great time to buy Panama tickets, with qualification for the World Cup surely just over the horizon.
Great achievements in Panama's footballing history
Although they haven't made it to a World Cup finals, the Panamanian trophy cabinet is far from empty. Their achievements started in 1951, when they thrashed Nicaragua 6-2 to win the CCCF Championship.
There was a gap of thirty years where the team failed to enter the CONCACAF Gold Cup, but since rejoining in 1993, they have done brilliantly. In 2005, they lost on penalties to the USA (who were hosting the event) while in 2013 they lost 1-0 to the same opponents (again in a tournament that the winners were hosting). It's easy to imagine Panama winning if they had a chance to contest the final on home turf.
Success has been easier to come by in the Copa Centroamericana, which Panama won for the first time in 2009. The victory was particularly sweet for Panama as the tournament had to be moved from Panama City to Honduras at the last minute. Victory on penalties against a strong Costa Rica team was the greatest achievement in the nation's footballing history.