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With an eye on the World Cup qualifiers, Panama-El Salvador friendly postponed till February 17

The announcement regarding the change of date was agreed upon by both South American sides

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The football friendly between Panama and El Salvador scheduled for February 10 has been postponed until February 17, the Panamanian Football Federation (Fepafut) said.

The match will be a warm-up for the upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifiers that both teams will face. The announcement regarding the change of date was agreed upon by both South American sides, Fepafut said on Thursday.

The match will still be played in the Maracana Stadium, in Panama's capital, as previously arranged.

In March, Panama will face Haiti while El Salvador will play Honduras in the final round of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) World Cup qualifiers.

With three points, Panama currently rank second in their qualifying group, behind Costa Rica on six points. Jamaica are in third place with three points but one goal less than Panama while Haiti are in last place after losing both matches they have played.

El Salvador currently rank third in their group with one point. Mexico are leading with six points followed by Canada on four. Honduras are last without a point.

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