World Cup one to watch: Roman Torres – Panama

Qualifying for their first ever World Cup, Panama will be relying heavily on the performances of star man Roman Torres.

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Roman Torres is a Panamanian hero. Scoring an 88th winner in their final qualifying game against Costa Rica, the 32-year-old secured his nations first ever appearance at a World Cup finals. 

The central defender had no right to be as advanced as he found himself in that now legendary fixture. Peeling off the shoulder of the last Tico defender, Torres smashed the ball home igniting scenes of unheralded joy around the Estadio Rommel Fernández.

With 108 appearances, there is so much more to Torres’ international career than that winning goal back in October. Let’s take a look at the Seattle Sounders defender in more detail…

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