Panama fans try to intimidate Canada

September 10, 2012, 2:50 PM

Canada will have its hands full when it plays Panama Tuesday in a crucial World Cup qualifying game – on and off the pitch.

The Canadian team arrived in Panama City Sunday, and was greeted outside their hotel by Panamanian fans who were determined to give them a “warm” welcome, according to the Canadian Soccer Association:

The CSA shot this video:

Later in the evening the CSA tweeted the following:

A new video, posted by The Toronto Sun’s Kurtis Larson, showed the escalation of what the Panamanian fans are doing to keep Team Canada from sleeping:

Canada earned a 1-0 win over Panama last Friday in Toronto, stoking the fires for Tuesday’s return match in Panama City, which you can watch live on Sportsnet ONE starting at 8:30 pm ET.

And the locals down in Panama seem to be taking it seriously, according to Canadian midfielder Patrice Bernier:

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