Amilcar Henriquez, a midfielder for the Panama national who played against the United States in World Cup qualifying just last month, has died after being shot in Panama. He was 33 years old.
The Arabe Unido midfielder, who had 75 caps for Panama, was found shot in Nuevo Colon on Sunday and later died in a nearby hospital. Two others were wounded in the attack.
Henriquez played for Panama in their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, last against the United States on March 28 in a 1-1 draw. He came on in the 80th minute as a substitute for Gabriel Gomez.
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He also featured for Arabe Unido in CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals recently, playing in a two-legged series in Dallas and Panama in February and March. Arabe Unido lost the series to FC Dallas, 5-2 on aggregate, and were knocked out of the competition.
Lamentamos en lo más profundo la muerte de nuestro seleccionado nacional Amílcar Henríquez. Dios reciba tu alma Mickey. pic.twitter.com/JaODnBH1kK