Panama Portraits - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Panama World Cup Squad Photos

Some teams arrive at the World Cup in a state of wonder and bliss—they’re just happy to be there. Los Canaleros (“The Red Wave”) fit that description this time around. Hernan Gomez’ team took advantage of the United States’ epic failure in October 2017, scored a “phantom goal” against Costa Rica in its last qualifier, and snuck into the tournament. Though first-timers, Panama does not lack experience: Striker Blas “Super Raton” Perez is 37, while defender Felipe Baloy and first-choice goalkeeper Jaime Penedo are both 36. Will these veterans treat their first, and likely last, World Cup like a victory lap or a springboard to greatness?

Here, portraits of all 23 players on the 2018 World Cup squad.

Blas Perez Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Blas Perez Jaime Penedo Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Jaime Penedo Luis Tejada Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Luis Tejada

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Roman Torres Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Roman Torres Gabriel Torres Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Gabriel Torres Armando Cooper Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Armando Cooper Felipe Baloy Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Felipe Baloy Harold Cummings Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Harold Cummings Fidel Escobar Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Fidel Escobar Gabriel Gomez Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Gabriel Gomez Michael Murillo Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Michael Murillo Edgar Barcenas Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Edgar Barcenas Jose Calderon Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Jose Calderon Ismael Diaz Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Ismael Diaz Adolfo Machado Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Adolfo Machado Eric Davis Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Eric Davis Valentin Pimentel Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Valentin Pimentel Alex Rodriguez Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Alex Rodriguez Abdiel Arroyo Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Abdiel Arroyo Luis Ovalle Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Luis Ovalle Ricardo Avila Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Ricardo Avila Anibal Godoy Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Anibal Godoy Jose Luis Rodriguez Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Jose Luis Rodriguez



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