Canada and Panama will meet at the BMO Field in Toronto on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 for Matchday 6 of the Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers 2022. While the home side are fourth in the standings, the visitors are third in the table so this match is pivotal for the future of the Qualifiers.
Les Rouges are coming to this match after they were held to a goalless draw against Jamaica. It was their second draw in a row, after their 1-1 with Mexico in Matchday 4. Now, John Herdman's team will try to get a victory at home to get closer to getting a spot in the next World Cup.
Meanwhile, Panama defeated the United States men’s national team in their last match thanks to Anibal Godoy’s lone goal of the night. It was their first win in the Qualifiers, and now Los Canaleros will try to go for more.
Canada’s possible lineup
For this match, Cyle Larin, Atiba Hutchinson and Lucas Cavallini remain uncertain due to injuries. However, important players like Richie Laryea, Tajon Buchanan and Steven Vitoria, all will be available after returning from suspension.
With that in mind, this could be Canada’s lineup for the match: Crepeau; Johnston, Vitoria, Cornelius, Miller; Eustaquio, Kaye; Buchanan, Osorio, Davies; David.
Panama’s possible lineup
Anibal Godoy, the hero against the United States, was forced off injured with 20 minutes remaining against the USA but it seems like it was fatigue and he will be available for the match against Canada. Christian Martinez was also in doubt for this match.
This could be Panama’s starting eleven against Canada: Mejia; Murillo, Escobar, Cummings, David; Godoy, Ayarza; Barcenas, Quintero, Gondola; Torres.