Panama international Henriquez shot and killed

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Panamanian midfielder Amilcar Henriquez, a veteran of 75 international caps, was shot and killed on Saturday.

A veteran of 75 caps, Henriquez was reportedly hit by a drive-by shooting in his home country and was rushed to the hospital but was unable to be saved. The Arabe Unido midfielder, who was just 33, recently appeared for the national team in a 1-1 draw with the U.S. Men’s National Team in World Cup qualifying and with Arabe Unido in CONCACAF Champions League play against FC Dallas.

Henriquez made his international debut in 2005, while featuring for America Cali, Real Cartagena, Independiente Medellin, Atletico Huila and Santacrucena on the club level. Last year, he returned to his boyhood club Arabe Unido, making 18 appearances for the Panamanian side.

The midfielder played in a trio of Gold Cups and last summer’s Copa America Centenario for the Panama national team while featuring in 15 World Cup qualifying matches.


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