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The whole thing seems a bit miraculous. The USA team had to lose against last place Trinidad and Tobago, while Panama needed a win against second place Costa Rica.

The winning goal by Roman Torres was a beauty. It came right near the end of the game, which was difficult to complete afterwards because of the celebration.

 

Edited by Keith Woolford

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Soccer holiday blocks surgeries. appointments

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SOME 2,700 medical appointments, including scheduled surgeries, in the Social Security System (CSS) alone, were cancelled because of the “unexpected” soccer holiday on Wednesday, October 11, called by President Juan Carlos Varela after the national team qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The Director of the CSS, Alfredo Martinez, said that since  Wednesday, October 11, the  Department of Health Records and Statistics has been working on a schedule to recover the quotas and surgeries that were unfulfilled. Doctors will be asked to make up time on Saturdays

In the Arnulfo Arias Madrid Hospital Complex of the CSS  in Panama City, between  900 and 1,000  patients are dealt with each day in the different specialties that are offered.

Over 1000, lower income Panamanians,not eligible for CSS who spent time and money travelling from different parts of the country to get to Santo Tomas Hospital at 5 a.m.  to get a place in line for treatment or doctor’s appointments got an early morning surprise when they discovered they would not be taken care of.

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/soccer-holiday-blocks-surgeries-appointments

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‘The whole team are champions, like Roberto Duran!’ – Panama coach Gomez

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Following Panama’s qualification for Russia 2018, head coach Hernan Darío Gomez, has hailed his team of World Cup first-timers as ‘champions.’ Gomez puts them in the same mould as the country’s legendary boxer Roberto Duran.
 

Gomez was speaking to RT following Friday's World Cup Final Draw held at the State Kremlin Palace, Moscow, where Panama were drawn in Group G alongside Belgium, Tunisia and England.

Panama is primarily a boxing nation and Durán, known as ‘Manos de Piedra’ (‘Hands of Stone’), is undoubtedly the Central American nation’s most recognisable sporting export. His career in the ring spanning five decades, the precocious Panamanian won world titles in four weight classes. An arena named in his honor stands in Panama City, the country's capital.

While giving due respect to Duran’s dazzling achievements, Panama manager Gomez likened his side’s achievement of qualifying for the country’s maiden World Cup campaign to the glory tasted by the great Duran.

“We are very happy. I am thinking of the players, because they are happy too because we are here to learn,” Gomez said. “Duran is a champion and we are happy because we qualify for the first time and we have to respect him. The whole team are champions!”

READ MORE: Russia to kick off 2018 World Cup against Saudi Arabia in Moscow

Duran, 66, was ecstatic when ‘Los Canaleros’ secured victory over neighbours Costa Rica in October. They secured qualification via a Roman Torres goal, making the score 2-1 with just four minutes of normal time remaining.

“My dream to see my team play in the World Cup is to come true. Thank you my team. Viva Panama and see you in Russia!” a jubilant Duran tweeted.

 

https://www.rt.com/sport/411905-panama-hernan-dar%C3%ADo-gomez/

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That didn't go very well. In their first exhibition match, Panama's team was decimated 6-0 by the Swiss.

 

Edited by Keith Woolford

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Russian ambassador  quashes flag “fake news”

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RUSSIA’S Ambassador to Panama has responded on social media to rumors that foreign national flags cannot be displayed in Moscow’s Red Square.

The post was placed on the official twitter account of the Russian embassy in

Panama and referred to the Red Square, noting that flags from any country can be carried and photographs taken.

The message also notes that nobody will be punished with 15 days in prison.

Panama soccer fans will be traveling to Russia to support the national team playing in the 2018 World Cup.

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/russian-ambassador-quashes-flag-fake-news

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World Cup makes 46th stop in Panama

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The  FIFA World Cup cup, designed in 1974 by the Italian Silvio Gazzaniga and weighing 6,142 kilograms, arrived in Panama on Friday, April 6.

It was the Cup’s 46th stop as it tours the world prior to the finals in Russia, with Panama appearing for the first time.

The  Cup got a photo-op lift by President Juan Carlos Varela who called on the nation to put aside differences and unite behind the team during the upcoming games.

The tour of the trophy will continue in Costa Rica and it will end its journey through Latin America in Mexico, where it will be exhibited between April 9 and 15 in Guadalajara, Monterrey and Mexico City.

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/world-cup-makes-46th-stop-in-panama

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Panama competes with Tunisia on June 28th in the Group G face off games in Russia.

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Local Referee is Heading to Russia

John Pitti, a teacher in the Comarca, is heading to Russia for the World Cup representing Panama as a FIFA referee.

 

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Panama starts its preparation for friendly against Northern Ireland

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:34

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The Panama national team started its preparation on Tuesday for the friendly match against the Northern Ireland team, on May 29 at the Rommel Fernández stadium in the Panamanian capital.

The call of Colombian Hernán Darío "Bolillo" Gómez was attended by 17 out of the 19 players of the first group called to training.

The first training of the Panamanian team lasted two hours because it was interrupted by a heavy rain, when they hardly left the field to warm up.

It is expected that other players will gradually swell the team who are getting ready for the friendly matches to come and play their first World Cup.

Panama was drawn in Group G of the World Cup of Russia 2018, with Belgium, with which it will debut on June 18, England and Tunisia, which it will be measured on June 24 and 28, respectively.

 

http://www.panamatoday.com/sports/panama-starts-its-preparation-friendly-against-northern-ireland-6856

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$100,000 World Cup trip includes business

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HOURS after the  eruption of a storm of criticism on social media, TV  and radio over  the latest planned jaunt of Panama  President  Varela  to Russia,  The Foreign Ministry  rushed to issue a press  release to reassure  the public that the trip, for which $100,000 has been transferred to the Panama Embassy in Moscow, also has another  purpose.

The Chancellery said that the trip includes an appointment with President  Vladimir Putin, in Moscow, and a “business meeting” to promote investments, and therefore, Varela will do more in Russia than go to the inaugural ceremony of the World Cup,  to which says the Chancellery he  was invited by FIFA president Gianni  Infantini. He will also attend the first match of the National Team on June 18, in Sochi, against Belgium.

The Office of the Comptroller General has authorized $100,000 to cover the expenses of the Varela tour, which will run until June 20. The transfer does not reflect the total cost of the presidential trip reports La Prensa.

The Foreign Ministry said that it is preparing to offer assistance “to the thousands of Panamanian fans attending the World Cup.

“Thus, in addition to strengthening the embassy and consulate, in Moscow, there will be mobile consulates in the cities in which Panama will play in the first stage of the Cup,  Sochi, Nizhny, and Saransk.” said the release.

The trip to Russia would be number 54 for President Varela, who on July 1, 2018, will have served four years in office. An earlier statement floated the possibility of a trip to Australia. His term ends in 2019.

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/100000-world-cup-trip-includes-business

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Panamanian soccer team visited the Panama Canal

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 17:41

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The Panama soccer team visited the Cocolí locks today to learn about the operation of the Expanded Canal, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) reported today.

The players were assisted by the collaborators of the Canal, who shared with the 24 players who worked today in the morning at the Rommel Fernández stadium, in the Panamanian city.

The visit was used by the players to show their admiration for the work carried out by the Panamanian administration to maintain this efficient and safe route.

The administrator of the Canal, Jorge Luis Quijano, congratulated the "World Cup" Panamanian players for making the Panamanian dream of seeing their country in a World Cup.

The Panamanian players will resume their training tomorrow in the framework of friendly matches against Northern Ireland, on May 29 in Panama, and against Norway, on June 6, in Oslo.

The Panamanian team was drawn into Group G of the World Cup in Russia, with Belgium, with which it will debut on June 18, as well as with England and Tunisia, which they will face on June 24 and 28, respectively.

 

http://www.panamatoday.com/sports/panamanian-soccer-team-visited-panama-canal-6925

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