On July 9, the Cowboys will host the 1/4 final match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, in which the Panama team will meet with the Qatar team. The start of the fight is scheduled for 02:00 Kyiv time.
The team in 2018 was able to make its debut at the World Championships – however, there the newcomer of the tournament lost all 3 fights without a chance. At the same time, she continued to consistently hold the main regional tournament well. In the interval from 2005 to 2019 inclusive, the channelers in the Gold Cup flew out no earlier than the quarterfinals and took silver twice. And only at the previous CONCACAF championship, although they took 4 points, they did not leave the group. But we can already say that it was an exception, because it turned out to show the usual level again this summer. The team kicked off the 2023 Gold Cup with a pair of identical 2-1 wins, with Costa Rica as the group’s favorites, and an unexpectedly strong Martinique. After this complacently allowed Salvador to level the score, due to double Gila Hurtado – it was he who designed 2:2 in the 91st minute.
The team again came to the Golden Cup. This practice was actively used by the burgundy before the home world championship. Moreover, last time the guests from the Middle East reached bronze medals in the CONCACAF tournament. This time they arrived in the US under the leadership of Carlos Queiroz. Frankly, the new version did not impress. Wards of an experienced Portuguese began with a weak-willed defeat of Haiti. And then, in the 6th added minute, they conceded from Honduras, missing the victory. Fortunately, then there was an unmotivated, already released in the playoffs of Mexico. And Barsham’s saves at the gate with the only accurate shot on target, which brought the goal, brought the victory 1:0 – and with it the passage to the quarterfinals of the tournament.
The teams played in the group stage of the Golden Cup 2021, and gave out a spectacular 3:3. Last autumn, before the World Cup, Qatar won 2:1 at home.
Bookmakers consider Panama to be the clear favorite of the pair. But Qatar is not much inferior in the class – let’s focus on the neutral total over 2.0 goals (coefficient – 1.61).