LEICESTER (4-4-2)SCHMEICHEL,SIMPSON, HUTH,MORGAN, FUCHS,MAHREZ, DRINKWATER, KANTE, ALBRIGHTON,VARDY, ULLOABOURNEMOUTH (4-4-1-1)KING,ARTER,STANISLAS, SURMAN, GOSLING, RITCHIE,DANIELS, COOK,FRANCIS, SMITH,BORUCLeicester start 2016 as joint-top leaders of the Barclays Premier League, though they are second on goal difference following the 0-0 draw at home to Manchester City. Tuesday’s result was a surprise given that teams were joint leading scorers on 37 goals apiece.Leicester return to the King Power Stadium having won five and drawn three of nine games; only title-rivals Arsenal have won there so far. Leicester have now gone two games without a goal – for the first time since March. If they don’t score against Bournemouth it will be the first time since November 2014 that they will have gone three without scoring.Bournemouth lost 2-0 at Arsenal on Monday and face another daunting prospect. The defeat at the Emirates was Bournemouth’s second game in a row without a goal but only the sixth time this season that they have failed to score.The Cherries have lost six and drawn one of their 10 away games so far this season and when the teams met earlier this season at the Vitality Stadium it finished 1-1 with Jamie Vardy netting the equaliser from the penalty spot.But Bournemouth have lost on their last two visits to Leicester and last won there on Boxing Day 1988 in the old Second Division.Bournemouth miss Christian Atsu, Tommy Elphick, Max Gradel, Tyrone Mings and Callum Wilson.Leicester test Jeffrey Schlupp and must check on Danny Drinkwater, who returned against City after a two-match absence.
The quarantined area at the GPHC where the sick miners were being treatedThe sick undiagnosed Chinese miners attached to Guyana Manganese Inc (GMI) left Guyana on Monday for China. The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation’s (GPHC) ambulance was escorted by Police to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) where the ill miners accompanied by medical practitioners will board the Chinese air ambulance which arrived in Guyana on Saturday.A well-placed source at the GPHC had told this newspaper that doctors are of the view that the miners are not infected with Leptospirosis since their symptoms are not consistent with this disease but they still believe that the illness is similar to H1N1. The source noted that as a result, a decision was taken to take the men back home to China.Chief Medical Officer, Dr Shamdeo Persaud on Monday when contacted told Guyana Times said that he along with two representatives from the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) are in Matthews Ridge to host meetings and a full update will be made available by the Public Health Ministry subsequent to those meetings.Regional health officials on Saturday held a public meeting with residents of Matthews Ridge, North West District (NWD), to update them on the current health crisis facing the GMI workers, who fell ill while working in a tunnel in the area.Present at the meeting were the region’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Karen Boyle, Regional Health Officer Dr Cerdel Mc Watt and representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).It was reported that the now evacuated patients were being treated and were responding to antibiotic and anti-fungal medicines and results from samples that were sent overseas for further evaluation are scheduled to be returned soon.Meanwhile, officials have maintained that only Chinese workers that worked in the specific tunnel are affected by the illness and no other residents of that or neighbouring villages have been infected. Further, GMI mining operations will remain closed until certain requirements are met and the company is given the green light by the EPA to resume operations.Residents of Matthews Ridge on Friday had expressed concerns over the health risks involved and are furious that health officials are not disclosing information as to the seriousness of the situation.Several residents who reached out to this newspaper said that it is time that the health authorities speak to persons living in the area since they are very worried about the situation.Two Chinese miners died as a result of Leptospirosis, a Ministry statement had said.Meanwhile, all precautionary measures are still in place at the Matthews Ridge tunnel site and its immediate surroundings, adding that essential medical supplies are in stock to treat employees of the mining firm and residents of the area.
Richard Wood, meanwhile, finished in third place as he crossed the line in 1:10:13. Tate Haugan completed his ride in 1:12:47, Davide Loro crossed the line in 1:17:44, Sam Keats finished in 1:23:31, and Pat Ferris registered a time of 1:28:50.Nicki Haugan won the Women’s Trophy with her time of 1:12:44. Ursula Kroetsch took second place in 1:25:58.Meanwhile, a handful of riders from the Blizzard Bike Club also took part in the Calgary 70.3 Ironman. Irvin Tang finished sixth in his age group at 4:29:48, Sandy McDonald was fourth in her age group at 5:05:04, and Barb Polehoykie took third in her group with a time of 5:28:21. Darren Guliov was 44th in his group, finishing the event in 5:42:37, and Celeste Pakstas was 15th in her group with a time of 5:58:06.- Advertisement -This week, riders will take part in a mountain bike race at Cactus Trails at 7 p.m., and that’s followed by the Baldonnel time trial Thursday night at 7 p.m.
Friday, Mar 12, 2010 – Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 Society of Federated Martial Arts Master Seminar & BanquetQuality Inn Northern Grand HotelConferences, Lectures, Workshops & Meetings ,Sports & Fitness Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 11.00 AM – 02.00 PMAPEGBC Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Contest and Fun DayTotem MallChildren & Family ,Community Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 – Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 Peace River North Performing Arts FestivalNorth Peace Cultural CentreMusic , Theatre & Performances Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 02.00 PM – 04.00 PMSongwriters’ CircleThe Rabbit Hole/Retro RelicsMusic Friday, Mar 12, 2010 – Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 06.30 PMMission Vision 2010 Passion for the HarvestLutheran ChurchConferences, Lectures, Workshops & Meetings Date Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Type Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 10.00 AMGit Along Horse Club Snowmobile Poker Rally–Auto/Motor Sports Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 – Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 09.00 AMIndoor 3D Archery Shoot–Sports & Fitness Below is a list of events happening in Fort St. John and the North Peace. Thanks to the Fort St. John Visitor Information Centre for the following information. Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 12.00 PMHST Information SessionLido TheatreConferences, Lectures, Workshops & Meetings Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 06.30 PM7th Annual St. Patrick’s Day CeiliTaylor Community HallCelebration ,Theatre & Performances Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 09.00 AMJam Can Curling BonspielFort St. John Curling ClubSports & Fitness Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 – Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 Petroleum Association 4 on 4 Hockey TournamentEnerplexSports & Fitness Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 07.00 PMRocKIN the Peace 2010North Peace Cultural CentreFundraiser ,Music Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 02.00 PM – 04.00 PMWomen’s Health & Wellbeing Workshop: Reiki for WomenWomen’s Resource SocietyConferences, Lectures, Workshops & Meetings – Advertisement –
People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Presidential Candidate Irfaan Ali has graduated from the University of the West Indies with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Urban and Regional Planning.PPP Presidential Candidate Irfaan AliAli was listed to receive the Doctor of Philosophy degree during a graduation ceremony at the UWI’s St Augustine Campus in Trinidad.At his weekly press conference on Thursday, PPP General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo extended congratulations to Ali.“I would also like to congratulate our presidential candidate for attaining his doctorate at the University of the West Indies,” the Opposition Leader said.Prior to and even after his election as Presidential Candidate back in January this year, Ali had come under scrutiny over his academic qualifications – something which both he and the Party had defended over the past year.In fact, during a press conference back in April, Ali maintained that he was an honest candidate and had what it took to carry the Party to victory at the upcoming elections.“I am an honest candidate; secondly, I am very comfortable with my qualifications … I’m very comfortable with who I am; I’m very comfortable as the presidential candidate and my focus now is to take the PPP/Civic onto victory, to create a better Guyana for all Guyanese, to create better opportunities for all of Guyana. That is where my focus, my energy, and life is concentrated on,” the Presidential Candidate told reporters earlier this year.Further, Ali posited that he was confident that he has the competency and experience to lead Guyana into a brighter future under a PPP/C regime.Only recently, Jagdeo had reiterated the PPP’s confidence in the Presidential Candidate.Since becoming the Party’s Presidential Candidate, Ali has been conducting an outreach programme, visiting and interacting with residents across the country as well as Guyanese living overseas during which he shares PPP’s development policy. In fact, he has already spoken about policies in major sectors such as: the economy, education, security, mining, and forestry among others.
Now, the left-hand side of the main page lists the most frequently searched topics on the previous Web site: jobs and employment, licenses and permits, maps and zoning, public safety, housing, and online services including paying Glendale Water and Power bills online, free bulky-item pickup and browsing the library catalog. City Clerk Ardashes Kassakhian said he’s already noticed a drop in the number of calls to his office. “We are the first stop for a lot of people to get information, and if they can’t find it on the Web site, we would get a lot of calls,” he said. “Having this information out there helps us out because we can refer people to the site, and if they are Internet users, it’s easy for them to access information right away.” Making information available easily online is becoming more and more critical for cities, as the younger population increasingly uses the Internet as its primary means of finding information, said Democratic political consultant Fred Register. “If you’re not up there with a good Web site, I think a big chunk of the residents of the city are going to be almost shut out of participation and useful information,” said Register, whose firm is in Altadena. “I think it’s something that every city is going to be forced to do if they haven’t already followed Glendale’s example. It’s just going to be the way that people get their information.” Longtime Glendale resident Brian Ellis, who remembers the city’s foray into the Web in the 1990s, said the new site makes it easy for everybody to become a part of their local government. “Glendale has always been very forward-looking with the Internet, and I think anything that makes the information easier to find or utilize is only in the community’s interest and gets the community involved,” he said. Naush Boghossian, (818) 713-3722 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The city unveiled its new Web site in October, with a Google search engine and a continually updated front page. The day’s current events, from the community calendar to press releases from all of the city’s departments, are also featured. Feedback from surveys showed that users couldn’t get all the information they were looking for because it was buried layers deep, Abadi said. The old Web site required users to bring up links for various city departments to get more information on a particular subject. The face-lift has already paid off. Pre-makeover, the 5-year-old site averaged fewer than 500,000 hits a month, Abadi said. After the new site was unveiled in October, it had 807,344 unique hits, which dropped to 705,759 in November, he said. GLENDALE – Next time you want to get rid of that big old couch or lumpy mattress, you won’t have to be an expert on local government to schedule a pickup time on the city’s Web site. With the city’s new user-friendly site, residents can simply click on “Bulky-item pick-up” without having to first navigate through the “Integrated Waste” page. “We’ve always had the information on the Web site, but the previous approach was very much you had to understand government to be able to navigate our site,’ said Behrang Abadi, applications analyst for the city of Glendale. “You don’t want your waste integrated, you want your trash picked up. We tried to make the terminology more user-friendly so Joe Public could navigate the Web site without any prior knowledge of how government worked.”
Royal Flush Draw results for the weekend of 20/05/2012 were 8, 10, 15 & 24. There was no winner, consolation prizes went to Donal Carr, Roy Adair & Charlie Keeney. Bingo in Dunkineely on Friday night at 9pm. Prize money of €1170 paid out, 2 of the panel prizes at €100, one at €120 & one at € 70. Three of the line prizes at €40. The additional prize for checking on the magic number on the last panel, has now reached a massive €1,500. The Take you Pick Jackpot of is €200. Congratulations to both our Under 8 teams who won the blitz which was hosted by the club at the weekend. On a glorious afternoon the two teams put in two great performances each to take the spoils. The two captains, Aaron O’Shea and Jack Hegarty were both presented with their trophies at the end. Our Under 12 team had a well earned win against Pettigo on Monday last, winning be 3 points in the end. Both teams were due to be in action over the weekend but because Milford reserves did not travel the reserve team did not have a game. The senior team had an excellent victory over Milford on a scoreline of 3-12 to 0-12. Scorers on the day were Alan Lyons & Colin McNicholas (1-3), Aiden Duddy (1-0), Cian Kennedy & Dermot Gallier (0-2), Joe Alvey & Damien Quigley (0-1)GAA NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN CLUB NEWS was last modified: May 28th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:NAOMH ULTAN GAA NEWS
The Ulster semi final of Scór na nÓg took place last Friday night in Glenswilly. Unfortunately the Nuachleas team were narrowly defeated by St Enda’s from Omagh. Many thanks to everyone who helped in any way in the running of this event. The club would like to wish all the Donegal representatives well in the Ulster Final in January.The Under Age presentation will take place in the club hall on Thursday 20th December at 7pm. Special guests will include Michael Murphy, Neil Gallagher, Gary McFadden and Sam Maguire.Circuits have finished up for the Christmas season and will begin again on Monday 6th January at 7pm for ladies and 8pm for men with new members welcome. Cost €5 per night or €40 for 10 weeks. Lotto numbers this week were 14,17,21 and 23. Match 2 winner was Brendan Walsh. Next week’s jackpot is €1660 and sellers are Gary McFadden and Gary McDaid.The AGM will take place on Friday 11th January at 8.15pm.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: December 11th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Glenswilly GAA Club notes
Gaeil Fhánada GAA results:Numbers drawn were 4, 6, 13, 14,18 bonus 10. €100 Miah Carr, Oldtown. Bonus ball €50 winner Lawrence Blaney, Rossnakill. Next weeks jackpot €3,800.If you’re not in you can’t win! 3rd Round of Intermediate Championship – Gaeil Fhánada v Aodh RuadhGaeil Fhánada ReservesGaeil Fhanada continued their impressive winning streak, recording another victory at home in Portsalon today over Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon. Fanad went into the lead early in the half with a goal and several points before Aodh had the chance to reply themselves. Fanad’s goalkeeper Oisin Blaney did very well to save several Aodh Ruadh attempts and Fanad took a healthy 1.09 – 0.03 point lead into the second half.The second half did not start as well for Fanad when, after a Jerry Diver point, Oisin Blaney found himself picking the ball out of the back of the Fanad net after a poor clearance led to a tapped-in goal by Aodh Ruadh. Another 2 points followed quickly for the Ballyshannon men and the sizeable gap was reduced to just 5 points. 1:10 – 1:05 Aodh Ruadh applied a lot of pressure around the Fanad goalmouth and but for excellent defending by Paul Coyle and Eamon Sweeney, the gap could have been significantly less. After those scares however, Fanad found their stride again and scored two quick points. (1.12 – 1:05). Aodh Ruadh pulled another point back to see a 6 point gap between the teams with only 5 minutes to go in the second half before Eamon Sweeney scores a fine point to widen the margin slightly. (1:13 – 1:06).After another 2 points, Aodh Ruadh lose a man to a red card and Fanad use the extra man to finish the game with a flourish- two final points and a superb goal by Teddy McVeigh see Fanad win the game well with a 10 point margin. It finishes Gaeil Fhanada 2:15 – 1:08 Aodh Ruadh.The Fanad reserves top of the group and send a message to the team they will face in the next round – they are a well-oiled machine, and plan to make it to the very end of this season’s championship competition.Foireann Gaeil Fhánada Oisin Blaney, Shaun Coyle, Ciaran Coll, Barney McBride 0:01, Conor McGonigle, Paul Doogie Coyle, Kevin McGonigle, Eamon Sweeney 0:01, Colm McGonigle, Teddy McVeigh 2:03, Gary McGonigle 0:02, Jerry Diver Friel 0:02, Niall Carr 0:05, Shaun McGovern 0:01, Paddy Heraghty. Paul Friel for Colm McGonigle, Brendan Friel for Gary McGonigle, Conor McFadden for Kevin McGonigle.Gaeil Fhánada Seniors Gaeil Fhanada’s senior team face Aodh Ruadh on a calm, dry day in Portsalon. This is the final game in group three of the Intermediate Championship, and with Fanad behind Aodh Ruadh on point going into the game, nothing but a win would be enough to see Fanad go through to the knockout stages of the competition. Fanad will be playing without their talisman Michael Sweeney who has a fractured shoulder bone after a collision with a Downings player in last week’s tense game.Fanad start the game well, defending well and putting pressure on the Aodh Ruadh players. Seami Nanny Friel wins a 45 after the third minute, which he drops short, leaving Seimi Coshia Friel an easy tap-in to score the first goal of the game. But Fanad can’t celebrate for long as Aodh Ruadh respond to that goal with a goal of their own- some sloppy defending by Fanad leading to an easy goal for the Aodh Ruadh fullforward. Immediately after that Fanad give away a free, leading to an Aodh Ruadh point, and that is immediately followed up by another Aodh Ruadh goal. Gaeil Fhanada 1:00 – 2:01 Aodh Ruadh.Poor passing and a lot of mis-kicked balls by Fanad are being hoovered up by the Ballyshannon men and they are punishing Fanad with score after score. Fanad find themselves 7 points behind after 18 (1:00 – 2: :04) mins and without Michael Sweeney are struggling badly in midfield. Marty McAteer and Seimie Coshia pick up yellow cards along with their Ballyshannon markers after some pushing and shoving in the build up to a 45 for Fanad, which is ultimately sent wide by Seami Nanny Friel.Seimi Coshia scores a goal in the 19th minute to close the gap between the sides slightly and Fanad finally start getting back into the game. 3 points by Seami Nanny Friel add to the Fanad tally and the local team seem to steady their nerves and find themselves just a point behind the Ballyshannon men. (Gaeil Fhanada 2:03 – 2:04). Fanad start to put pressure on the Ballyshannon defence and Jimmy Coyle addds his name to the scoresheet to see Fanad draw level with Aodh Ruadh. Ballyshannon reply with a point of their own but this is quickly cancelled out after Seami Nanny Friel points a free just before the referee blows the shistle for half time. (Gaeil Fhanada 2:05-2:05 Aodh Ruadh).The second half starts well for Fanad with Seami Nanny Friel pointing a free on the edge of the Aodh Ruadh rectangle, however some more poor passing and defending by the Fanad side see Aodh Ruadh score another point and goal. (Gaeil Fhanada 2:06 – 3: 06 Aodh Ruadh). Fanad find themselves fighting back again and points from Seamie Coshia Friel and Seamie Nanny Friel bring the margin back to a single point. (Gaeil Fhanada 2:08 – 3:06 Aodh Ruadh). Fanad collect the kickout, and Patrick McConigley does well to take on his marker and pass the ball down the field toward the Aodh Ruadh goal. Seamie Coshia Friel makes a fine effort to get through on goal but is fouled by a Ballyshannon man, winning a penalty for Fanad. Seami Nanny Friel easily lifts the penalty kick up over the right shoulder of the Aodh Ruadh keeper and Fanad find themselves in the lead for the first time since the 5th minute of the game. (Gaeil Fhanada 3:08 – 3:07 Aodh Ruadh). This lead galvanizes Fanad into action and they add two more points to their tally. Some more pushing and shoving sees Patrick McConigley, Frank Sweeney and an Aodh Ruadh player pick up yellow cards. Aodh Ruadh drive their free low towards the Fanad net, but Mark McConigley and Fergal Friel do very well to clear the ball away. Jimmy Coyle surges down the field and lays the ball off to Seimi Coshia Friel, but he sends his effort wide of the uprights.Aodh Ruadh use their kickout to drive down the field towards the Fanad goal, but Mark McConigley makes an excellent save in the mouth of the goal to deny them the three points.Seami Nanny Friel adds another three points to his personal tally and Fanad go 6 points ahead. (Gaeil Fhanada 3:13 – 3:07 Aodh Ruadh). Mark McConigley and Fergal Friel do some fantastic and fearless defending and keep Aodh Ruadh away from the goalmouth and the ball finds it’s way to Ryan McGonagle who scores a fine point of his own with time running out for Aodh Ruadh. Aodh Ruadh are awarded a free with 34 minutes of the second half played and choose to take their point. (Gaeil Fhanada 3:14 – 3:08 Aodh Ruadh).Mickey Mulhern blows the whistle for full time after 35 minutes and Fanad celebrate. They did well to regain their composure and wear down Aodh Ruadh to get the win today. Fanad now go through to the quarter finals of the intermediate championship, the draw for which will be made next weekend.Foireann Gaeil Fhánada Mark McConigley, Cathal Martin, Fergal Friel, Frankie Sweeney, R.McAteer, P.McConigley, R.McGonagle(0:02), B.Callaghan, J,Coyle(0:02), J.Friel, S.Friel (1:08), A.McAteer, M.McAteer, S.Friel(2:01), M.Friel (c), K.McElwaine for B.Callaghan, D.Walsh(0:01) for M.McAteer.*** Last Man Standing **There’s been a massive interest in the Last Man Standing so far, entry is €10 and the top prize is €300 (estimated).If you would like a card let us know. We can send it via email if that suits and you can send on your selections.If anyone else is interested please let us know by this Friday, cheers!Year BookCould all managers get their reports into Margaretta a.s.a.p. please as end of the month is dead line to have all in to County Board P.R.O.GAEIL FHÁNADA EARN FANTASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP WIN OVER AODH RUADH was last modified: October 14th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAGaeil FhanadaNoticesSport
3 RECORD IN QUALIFYINGPanama finished third in the CONCACAF fifth round qualification stage, also known as the ‘Hexagonal’. They claimed the final automatic qualification spot on goal difference, with Honduras – equal with Panama on 13 points – forced into an inter-confederation play-off against Australia which they lost.Panama’s final group game, a 2-1 victory over Costa Rica which secured them enough points to reach the World Cup, was mired in controversy. Johan Venegas’ opening goal was cancelled out by Blas Perez, who was credited with a goal that appeared to be both a hand-ball and in fact didn’t cross the goal line at all. But the strike stood, and with just minutes remaining, Roman Torres scored the all-important winning goal.Despite that victory, the USA still could have overtaken Panama to book their place in Russia later that day, but they were defeated in Trinidad and Tobago thus failed to qualify for a World Cup for the first time since 1986.TOURNAMENT PREPARATIONSPanama had one home and one away match prior to the big kick-off. They hosted Northern Ireland in Panama City on May 29, played out a goalless draw, and then visited Oslo to face Norway on June 6, losing 1-0.BASE CAMPOlympic Sports Centre, Saransk.PROBABLE LINE-UP Panama take part in their first World Cup this summer. talkSPORT.com take an in-depth look at the Group G nation…MANAGERHernan Dario Gomez was named as Panama manager in 2014, taking over from ex-Paris Saint-Germain and Cagliari striker Julio Dely Valdes. Gomez has overseen 66 games in charge, guiding Panama to 24 victories (W24, D18, L24). Taking nations to their debut World Cup finals is no new feat for coach Gomez; he successfully led his home nation Colombia to the 1998 finals in France Ecuador to the 2002 edition in Japan and South Korea. As a player he did not represent Colombia, but he enjoyed a relatively prosperous domestic career, appearing for both Medellin (1975-80) and Atletico National (1980-84).CAPTAINRoman Torres was named Panama captain for the first time in 2015, when his nation reached the semi-finals of that year’s Gold Cup. Torres is perhaps Panama’s most reliable defender, playing his domestic football for Seattle Sounders of MLS. The 32-year-old has made 108 appearances for his country since debuting in 2005, and it was his 88th minute winning goal against Costa Rica in Panama’s final qualifying match, played in October 2017, that booked the nation’s place at their first ever World Cup finals.KEY PLAYERPanama’s top scorer throughout qualifying with 11 goals was forward Blas Perez. The 37-year-old has played in a number of countries throughout his 20-year career, including his homeland, as well as Uruguay, Colombia, Spain, Mexico and the United States. He has represented Municipal of Guatemala since 2017, and has totalled an impressive 14 goals in just 13 appearances this season. Perez made his international debut in 2001, and has gone on to win 113 caps for Panama, scoring 43 goals in the process.ONE TO WATCHPanama’s squad is set to be one of the oldest at the entire World Cup, but one of the brightest sparks is 22-year-old Michael Amir Murillo. The right-back plays for New York Red Bulls in MLS, and has so far won 21 caps for his nation. He joined NYRB last February, and now appears to have fully established himself as a starter for the club. His tactical flexibility is impressive, as he can play either as a traditional right-back, or as a right-sided centre-back in a three-man defence, or even in a holding midfield role. PSV of Eindhoven are said to be interested in Murillo, and a strong showing in Russia could tempt other European clubs to make a move for the youngster.FIXTURESMonday, June 18: BELGIUM v Panama (Fisht Stadium, Sochi) – kick-off 16:00Sunday, June 24: ENGLAND v Panama (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod) – kick-off 13:00Thursday, June 28: Panama v TUNISIA (Mordovia Arena, Saransk) – kick-off 19:00KITS talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. 3