The Colombian coach announced a list of 35 men, in which he has many options in attack and some doubts in the middle of the field.
Hernán Darío Gómez, the popular ‘Bolillo’, will have the tough task of making a team that allows Panama to compete in the World Cup. It’s not just about participating, the team wants to set a precedent in Russia and its technician is ready for the challenge.
With great caution, the Colombian strategist published a list of 35 players worth reviewing. A scheme that has experienced players and young people that excite an entire country. Next, the keys of the Panamanian preselection for the World Cup:
In the list appear names that were key in the historical classification of Panama. Thanks to players like the goalkeeper Jaime Penedo, the defenders Román Torres and Felipe Baloy, the midfielder Gabriel Gómez and the attackers Blas Pérez and Luis Tejada, the Central American side will participate in their first World Cup. These names seem fixed in the definitive list.
Eye to Ismael Díaz
The forward of Deportivo La Coruña is a fast attacker, with good touch and with a lot of projection to improve. Although his participation in the World Cup is in doubt, before a list that includes strikers of experience such as Tejada, Blas Pérez, or Gabriel Torres, the player who can also perform as a winger may be the future card made by the World Cup team.
Little time to decide
All teams must submit their list of 23 players before June 4. In less than a month, Gómez will have to make a significant reduction in his first listing. Panama will face Belgium (June 18 in Sochi), England (June 24 Nizhny Novgorod) and Tunisia (June 28 in Saranks) in the World Cup.