Anticipation is building for tonight's crucial World Cup qualifying game between Panama and Canada.
The game will start at 8 p.m. in Rommel Fernandez Stadium.
The enthusiasm among Panama's fans is seen in the streets of the city. Despite the suspension of service of the water treatment plant in Chilibre, a large number of citizens were dressed in red to support the home team.
At noon, food stands had already opened around the stadium, as well as people selling Panama flags and shirts.
Panama Archbishop José Domingo Ulloa spoke about the importance of the game, saying the team will help the country overcome its differences.
Police asked people attending the game to be well behaved. An estimated 350 officers will be on duty.
The doors of the stadium opened at 4 p.m.