Panama national team loses its goalkeeper for the Final Four of the Nations League against Mexico – La Opinion

Panama national team loses its goalkeeper for the Final Four of the Nations League against Mexico – La Opinion


Less than a week before the Concacaf Nations League Final Four The Panama National Team lost one of its goalkeepers. This is Luis Mejía who suffered a muscle injury during a match with his team, Nacional de Montevideo in Uruguayan soccer.

The South American team confirmed the injury of the Central American goalkeeper who is part of the call of 23 players made by coach Thomas Christiansen for the semifinals of the tournament that will be played on Thursday against the Mexico national team at AT&T Stadium in Texas.

Luis Mejía, 33, was injured last Thursday in the Uruguayan team’s victory against Always Ready of Bolivia corresponding to the third round of the Copa Libertadores. The Panamanian goalkeeper had an outstanding performance in the duel that ended with a Uruguayan victory in the penalty shootout.

The statement from Nacional de Montevideo published on their social networks where they confirmed the severity of the injury to Panamanian goalkeeper Luis Mejía.

“After carrying out the corresponding imaging studies, the diagnosis of myofibrillar tear of the left adductor longus muscle was confirmed”Nacional confirmed the player’s injury in a statement in which it left the decision to call Mejía up to the Panamanian federation.

“The Panamanian Football Federation will be informed, since by regulation it is responsible for deciding on the presentation of the footballer for his team’s matches.”continues the letter published by the Uruguayan team on its official account of the social network X, formerly known as Twitter.

The Panama National Team will face off against Mexico this Thursday in the semifinals of the Concacaf Nations League, looking for a ticket to the decisive event that will take place next Sunday, also in Texas. In the other key the United States and Jamaica will be facing each other.

The teams of Panama and Mexico faced each other in the last edition of the Concacaf Nations League to define third place.
The teams of Panama and Mexico faced each other in the last edition of the Concacaf Nations League to define third place.
Credit: John Locher | AP

Panama has already started work

The Central American team is working towards this Thursday’s match against the Mexican National Team in the semifinals of the Concacaf Nations League. Under the orders of technical assistant Javier Sánchez Jara, the Canaleños began preparation in the Panamanian capital.

With sessions on Saturday and this Sunday the Panamanians started their training and For this Monday they have scheduled their trip to the United States where they will officially begin their concentration in Texas. It is expected that the majority of those summoned will join already on North American soil.

This will be the second time, in the three editions of the competition, that the Panamanian team has placed among the best four of the tournament. In the last edition, which took place in 2023, they finished in fourth place then, precisely, against Mexico, which finished in third place.

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