Panama’s 2014 schedule continues to grow

Gabriel Torres (#9) celebrates after scoring for Panama in a 1-0 win over Martinique in the CONCACAF Gold Cup on July 11, 2013, in Seattle, Washington. (Photo: Mexsport)

PANAMA CITY, Panama – New head coach Hernan Dario Gomez will have another international friendly to help prepare his team for possible participation in next year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, when the Panamanian Football Federation (FEPAFUT) confirmed Wednesday that its men’s national team will host Canada.

The match is scheduled to take place on November 18 at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City.

FEPAFUT had previously announced matches against Serbia on May 31 in Bridgeview, Illinois, and at World Cup host Brazil on June 3 in Goiania.

Later this year, Panama will also participate in the 2014 UNCAF Copa Centroamericana, Central America’s biennial championship for national teams that doubles as the region’s qualifying tournament for the Gold Cup.