Román Torres scores late goal, sends Panama to 2018 FIFA World Cup
Despite the controversial refereeing, Panama came up with the needed win against Costa Rica to qualify for their first ever World Cup, and knocking out the USA.
The USA – and Costa Rica – are not happy with Panama’s opening goal. Replays clearly show that the ball did not cross the goal-line, yet Panama was credited with their first goal.
Estados Unidos se queda fuera del Mundial por un gol de Panamá que ni entró pic.twitter.com/k2JojPf7bq
— Joaquín López-Dóriga (@lopezdoriga) October 11, 2017
But it was Torres, who plays as a defender for Seattle Sounders FC, with time running out, two minutes before full time, who secured “Los Canaleros” a 2-1 comeback win over Costa Rica and historic