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Action from the last meeting between Panama (red jersey) and Mexico in World Cup Qualifying on November 15, 2016, in Panama City, Panama. (Photo: Luis Licona/Straffon Images)

2018 FIFA WORLD CUP
CONCACAF Qualifying -- Final Round, Matchday 7

Date: September 1, 2017
Match: Mexico v Panama
Venue: Estadio Azteca – Mexico City, Mexico
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET

MATCH OFFICIALS
R: Walter Lopez (Guatemala)
AR1: Gerson Lopez (Guatemala)
AR2: Hermenerito Leal (Guatemala)
4th: Yadel Martinez (Cuba)

SUSPENSIONS
Mexico: none
Panama: Roman Torres

ALL-TIME WCQ SERIES
Mexico leads: 4W-3D-0L (16GF, 3GA)

LAST WCQ MEETING
November 15, 2016: Panama 0, Mexico 0

FIVE MATCH WCQ FORM
Mexico: DWWWD
Panama: DDDLD


CONCACAF QUALIFYING RESULTS

Mexico (Overall record: 9W-3D-0L … 22GF, 3GA)
13.11.15 Mexico v El Salvador 3-0 W
17.11.15 Honduras v Mexico 0-2 W
25.03.16 Canada v Mexico 0-3 W
29.03.16 Mexico v Canada 2-0 W
02.09.16 El Salvador v Mexico 1-3 W
06.09.16 Mexico v Honduras 0-0 D
11.11.16 USA v Mexico 1-2 W
15.11.16 Panama v Mexico 0-0 D
24.03.17 Mexico v Costa Rica 2-0 W
28.03.17 Trinidad & Tobago v Mexico 0-1 W
08.06.17 Mexico 3, Honduras 0 W
11.06.17 Mexico 1, USA 1 D

Panama (Overall record: 4W-5D-3L … 11GF, 9GA)
13.11.15 Jamaica v Panama 0-2 W
17.11.15 Panama v Costa Rica 1-2 L
25.03.16 Haiti v Panama 0-0 D
29.03.16 Panama v Haiti 1-0 W
02.09.16 Panama v Jamaica 2-0 W
06.09.16 Costa Rica v Panama 3-1 L
11.11.16 Honduras v Panama 0-1 W
15.11.16 Panama v Mexico 0-0 D
24.03.17 Trinidad & Tobago v Panama 1-0 L
28.03.17 Panama v USA 1-1 D
08.06.17 Costa Rica v Panama 0-0 D
13.06.17 Panama v Honduras 2-2 D


CONCACAF QUALIFYING SCORERS

Mexico: Jesus Corona (3); Andres Guardado, Javier Hernandez, Raul Jimenez, Hirving Lozano, Carlos Vela (2); Oswaldo Alanis, Nestor Araujo, Jurgen Damm, Hector Herrera, Miguel Layun, Rafael Marquez, Hector Moreno, Diego Reyes, Angel Sepulveda (1)

Panama: Luis Tejada (2); Abdiel Arroyo, Felipe Baloy, Armando Cooper, Fidel Escobar, Gabriel Gomez, Blas Perez, Gabriel Torres, Roman Torres, own-goal in favor of (1)


QUICK NOTES

Mexico (Hexagonal: 1st place … 4W-2D-0L; 9GF, 2GA)
- Holds record for most Hexagonal goals scored (95)
- Fifteen different players have scored Mexico’s 22 goals during 2018 WCQ
- Shares record with Costa Rica for most goals scored in a single Hexagonal (both scored 23 in 1998)
- Played in every World Cup from USA 1994 through Brazil 2014 (six appearances) … reached Round of 16 in each edition

Panama (Hexagonal: 4th place … 1W-4D-1L; 4GF, 4GA)
- Winless in last five WCQ games
- Scored and conceded one goal or fewer in nine of 12 WCQs
- In two previous Hexagonal appearances, never finished higher than fifth place
- Never qualified for a FIFA World Cup

 
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