10 Most Capped Players At World Cup 2018

10. Jaime Penedo (131) - Panama

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If England and Belgium want to get out of their group, they'll be banking on putting a few goals past Panama, but they'll have to beat this man first. 36-year-old Jaime Penedo is one of his nation's most experienced players, with 131 international appearances to his name.

He's also one of the only players in the Panama squad to ply his trade in Europe, having been with Romanian club Dinamo București since 2016. Penedo has also spent time with Osasuna in Spain and LA Galaxy in the MLS.

Not the tallest keeper at the tournament, 6'1" Penedo is an agile presence between the sticks and has proven his worth at international level on many occasions, helping Panama to two finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup and winning the Top Goalkeeper award on both of those occasions. There's a real spirit of togetherness in the Panama squad and the players will be looking to Penedo as a leader both on and off the pitch.


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