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Mexico 3-0 Panama summary: score, goals, highlights - friendly

Rodrigo Serrano

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México vs Panamá, International Friendly Game

That is it for today! The Mexico Olympic squad defeated Panama 3-0 in their warm-up game prior to the start of the Tokyo tournament next month. On 2 July the coach of 'El Tri' Jaime Lozano will announce the 22-player roster for the Olympic games. Thanks for watching the minnute-by-minute with AS.com.

The game has ended and the Mexico Olympic team defeated Panama 3-0.

GOL! GOAL! GOLAZO! Henry Martín finds the back of the net! The Club América striker had been patient the entire game and when he was face-to-face with the goalkeeper, Martín was lethal and makes it 3-nil.

Another substitution for Mexico. Luis Romo is taken out and Fernando Beltrán takes his place.

WOW! What a play from Mexico! After a give-and-go, Angulo passes the ball to Uriel Antuna inside the box and the Chivas player tapped it to score the third goal of the game. But the referee called off the play, because Antuna was offside. The score remains 2-0.

Francisco Palacios is booked after a tough tackle on Henry Martín. The second yellow card for Panama.

While Panama makes comes changes. Fajardo comes out and Waterman takes his place.

Another substitution for Mexico. Alexis Vega comes out and Jesús Angulo comes in.

The man of the match Diego Lainez comes out and Uriel Antuna comes in.

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Luis Romo's header goes wide after the corner kick taken by Diego Lainez.

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Another corner kick for Mexico!

Substitutions for Mexico. Cesar Montes and 'Charly' Rodríguez come out and Jesús Angulo and Roberto Alvarado come in.

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Alexis Vega shoots the free kick, but the ball went over the goal.

WOW! What a foul from Erick Davies. The defender from Panama kicked Diego Lainez just outside the box and he is given the first yellow card of the games.

Another substitution for Panama, their fitfth of the mathc.

GOL! GOAL! GOLAZO! The third time was the charm for César Montes! Alexis Vega takes the corner kick and the Monterrey defender was able to header the ball and beat everyone to find the back of the net. 

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Alexis Vega shoots from the distance, but the ball hits a defender from Panama and Mexico gains another free kick.

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Diego Lainez goes down the right flank, he entered the box and tried send a high cross, but the goalkeeper from Panama was able to anticipate it.

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Alexis Vega ran down the left flank and as he tried to cut inside to shoot with his right foot, the defender from Panama was able to poke it and cleared the danger.

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Luis Romo attempted to shoot from a long range, but he fell before making a good impact on the ball and it went wide.

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The first shot on goal in the second half was from Panama. César Yanís tried a shot from long range, but the ball goes wide. 

Mexico only makes one substitution prior to the start of the second half. Sebastián Córdova comes out and his place is taken by José Esquivel.

Before the second half starts, Panama makes four substitutions:

Carrasquilla, Quintero, Andrade and Yanís come in and Griffith, Córdoba, Camargo and Peralta come out.

The first half has ended! Mexico leads Panama 1-0 thanks a great goal from Diego Lainez. We will return for the second half in just a few miinutes.

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SO CLOSE! Sebastián Córdova takes the corner kick and once again Cesar Montes beats the defenders from Panama and headers the ball right into the goalkeeper's hands.

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After a failed attempt from the corner kick, Mexico countered attacked, but they were not able to capitalized. 

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Corner kick for Panama, the first one of the game for the CONCACAF side.

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Panama seems frustrated because of the high pressure from the Mexico national team. 

Fans are happy that the Mexico national team has returned to Nashville!

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Alexis Vega receives the ball from outside the box and the Chivas player attempts a long shot, but it goes wide the right post. 

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Free kick for Panama and Erick Davies decided to shoot on target, but the ball barely goes wide. The first attempt from Panama of the game.

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Panama has yet to test Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa in the first thirty minutes of the match.

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Another corner kick for Mexico. Sebastián Córdova tries to find Cesar Montes, but the defenders from Panama were able to clear the danger away.

GOL! GOLAZO! GOAL! Diego Lainez scores the game opener for the Mexico national team. Luis Romo gives him an incredible 30-yard pass and the Real Betis player was able to control the ball and finish with his left foot.

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SO CLOSE! Alexis Vega with the corner kick for Mexico and Cesar Montes' header hits the post! What a great opportunity for 'El Tri.' This is the second time Mexico knock on Panama's door.

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The Panama national team is having a hard time coming out from the back, because of the high pressure of the Mexico national team.

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Alexis Vega receives a through ball from Sebastián Córdova. The Chivas player runs down the left flank and tries to send a low cross to Diego Lainez. but the goalkeeper José Calderón was able to intercept the ball. 

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Both of the teams have not lost any of their games in 2021. Panama has seven wins and two draws, while the Mexican Olympic squad has six wins and two draws.

It is official 'JJ' Macias will not participate in the Olympic tournament with Mexico. Also it has been confirmed that the boss of the Mexican national team, Jaime Lozano, has until 2 July to submit the final 22-player roster for the summer tournament in Tokyo.

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The first shot on goal is from the Mexico national team. Diego Lainez shoots from long range with his left foot, but the ball went wide.

Henry Martín was caught offside in the first corner kick of the match. 

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First corner kick of the game goes for 'El Tri.'

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The game has stopped for a few minutes, because the goalkeeper from Panama Calderón had to tie his shoes.

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The Mexico national team is controlling the possession of the ball in the first few minutes of the match against Panama. 

The game is underway! The Mexico Olympic team is playing against Panama at the Nissan stadium.

During the routine test to identify cases of covid-19, Michael Murillo tested positive and for this reason the start of the match will be delayed for a few minutes. 

The teams have walked to the middle of the field and the Panama national anthem is the first one to be played, followed by the Mexican anthem.

The Nissan stadium was only open for 70% of the fans for the exhibition match between Mexico and Panama.

The man of the hour! Diego Lainez!

WORLD CUP

Los Angeles ramps up bid to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

The Los Angeles World Cup Committee announced on Tuesday that the LA Galaxy president Chris Klein and Los Angeles FC co-president Larry Freedman as co-chairs of the region’s bid to host several games of the FIFA World Cup in 2026. The last time the city of Los Angeles hosted the World Cup games was in 1999.

MLS

Chicharito Hernández left out of Mexico roster for upcoming games

Martino submitted the 23-player roster for the upcoming warm-up games in the United States prior to the start of the Gold Cup on 10 July and he left out the team’s all-time scorer. Since Martino took over the job in 2019, Javier Hernández has only been called up for a handful of friendlies.

Martino decided to call Rogelio Funes Mori, who became a Mexican citizen this week, instead of Chicharito for the upcoming games. The LA Galaxy striker is having a breakout season in his sophomore year in Major League Soccer, scoring seven goals in seven league appearances.

The starting XI for the Panama national team!

This is the starting XI for the Mexico national team that will face Panama tonight at the Nissan stadium.

MLS

Efraín Álvarez to replace Rodolfo Pizarro in Mexico Gold Cup squad

Rodolfo Pizarro will not be included in the final roster of the Mexico national team that will participate in the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup next month. The Inter Miami midfielder suffered a groin injury and he will not recover in time for the event that starts on 10 July for ‘El Tri.’

The coach of the Mexico national team, Gerardo Martino, will not risk having an injured player in his final roster, so Efraín Álvarez will take his place. The Argentine boss will call up the LA Galaxy midfielder this week to join the camp ahead of the two warm-up games against Panama (30 June) and Nigeria (3 July).

LIGA MX

Getafe boss Míchel keen on signing Chivas striker ‘JJ’ Macías

Chivas could lose their best striker for the upcoming 2021 Apertura tournament, because José Juan Macías could be transferred to Getafe this summer. According to beIN Sports, the Mexican international could arrive in LaLiga during this transfer window at the express request of Spanish manager Míchel González.

MLS

Official: Efraín Álvarez commits to Mexico national team

"Efraín is 100 percent committed to Mexico. There is no doubt about that anymore. Álvarez is a footballer that I have been watching for a long time and that is why he already made his debut in a friendly and he will be seeing more minutes in the next games. He is among the young players that are the future of the Mexican national team,” saiid Mexican boss Gerardo Martino.

MLS

Mexico boss explains why Carlos Vela has been omitted from national team

The last time Carlos Vela played with the Mexico national team was during the 2018 FIFA World Cup and since then he has been clear that it is time for a new generation of players to come through. The LAFC captain is one of, if not, the best player in Major League Soccer, and his name is always linked to the national team.

MLS

Alan Pulido could miss the Gold Cup tournament with Mexico

After the match against the LA Galaxy it was reported that Pulido suffered a cut near his right ankle after he tried to take a shot from outside the box and hit the studs of a defender from LAFC. The Mexican striker had to be replaced in the 76th minute, because he couldn’t step on his right foot.

Pulido has some stitches and he should be able to recover in the next few weeks, but he could miss the Gold Cup tournament with the Mexico national team. Fortunately, multiple reports indicate that Alan Pulido will recover in time for the tournament.

Guillermo Ochoa is set to play with the Mexico Olympic squad this summer for the first time in his career. The Club América goalkeeper opted out from the CONCACAF Gold Cup this year to play in Tokyo this summer.

GOLD CUP

Official: Andrés Guardado left out of Mexico Gold Cup roster

Andrés Guardado is the captain of the Mexico national team and one of their most experienced players. He has been in camp with ‘El Tri’ in Los Angeles, California ahead of their last warm-up match against Nigeria on 3 July. Unfortunately, Guardado suffered a muscle tear injury that will keep him out of action for about a month.

FOOTBALL

Mexican federation out to avoid playing games behind closed doors

Last Friday FIFA released an official statement announcing that the Mexico national team will play the home games against Jamaica on 2 September and Canada on 7 September behind closed doors in response to the homophobic chants from the fans in their recent friendly games. The Mexican Football Federation was also fined with roughly $65,000.

A message to all the Mexican fans that will attend the friendly between 'El Tri' and Panama in Nashville, Tennessee. 

This are images of the inside of the locker of the Mexican national team at the Nissan stadium. They will be wearing their 'black and pink' kit that was released earlier this year for the CONCACAF Gold Cup and the summer Olympic tournaments.

LA LIGA

I made the best decision when I went to Europe - Lainez

Diego Lainez is set to be the leader of the Mexico Olympic squad in Tokyo this summer. Prior to the warm-up game against Panama, the 21-year-old spoke about his decision of leaving Club América in 2019 to sign with the LaLiga side Real Betis. 

Personally, I made the best decision when I went to Europe and finished my development as a footballer. Everyone has their own opinion, but I know it was the best decision for my career. I would advise any young player to do what I did if you ask me,” said Lainez in an interview with Pasión W.

The stage is set at he Nissan stadium for the friendly between Mexico and Panama. This will be the final warm-up game for the Mexico Olympic squad prior to the start of the Tokyo tournament next month. Due to contract obligations, Gerardo Martino will manage the team, but Jaime Lozano will be next to him serving as an assistant coach.

Hello and welcome to México vs Panamá, international friendly game that will be played Wednesday June 30th at Nissan Stadium, in Nashville, Tennessee.

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