Mexico is unbeaten in World Cup qualifying and they’ll look to continue that streak when they host Panama in the Estadio Azteca this Friday. El Tri currently tops the Hexagonal with 14 points from six games, and a win against Panama could seal their spot in next summer’s event, depending on the result of Trinidad and Tobago vs Honduras.
As for Panama, they currently sit fourth – in the intercontinental playoff spot – with seven points. The Canaleros have scored just four goals in their six games to date, and they’ll be facing the stingiest defense in this one; Mexico has allowed just two goals in the Hex, both against the United States.
El Tri will be without coach Juan Carlos Osorio for this one as he serves the final game of his suspension, as well as captain Rafa Márquez as he continues to sort out his legal situation. Mexico’s roster for September’s qualifiers can be found here.
All times Eastern.
World Cup Qualifying – Hexagonal
Friday, September 1
Mexico vs Panama – 9:30 PM – Univision / Univision Deportes / FS1 / FuboTV