Due to a thigh injury, Blas Perez (#7) will miss Panama's World Cup qualifier at Trinidad & Tobago on March 22, 2017. (Photo: Luis Licona/Straffon Images)
PANAMA CITY, Panama – Panama has made three changes to its World Cup Qualifying roster ahead of Friday’s encounter at Trinidad & Tobago.
In three media releases issued on Wednesday, the Federación Panameña de Fútbol announced that the defender Fidel Escobar was released from camp due to disciplinary reasons, forward Blas Perez will miss the T&T trip due to an injury and, as a result, defender Roderick Miller has been called into the squad.
The 36-year-old Perez suffered a grade 1 strain to his left thigh during a training session Tuesday and will undergo treatment rather than travel to Port of Spain.
Miller, who plays with Colombia’s Atletico Nacional, is expected to arrive in Panama later on Wednesday evening.