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Panama international Henriquez shot dead

Amilcar Henriquez - a veteran of 75 international caps for the national team - was killed in Nuevo Colon, a province of Colon on Saturday.

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Panama international Amilcar Henriquez

Experienced Panama international and Arabe Unido midfielder Amilcar Henriquez died after being shot dead in his homeland.

Henriquez - a veteran of 75 international caps for the national team - was killed in Nuevo Colon, a province of Colon on Saturday.

The 33-year-old was reportedly taken to hospital in Sabanitas but he was unable to be saved.

The Panama Football Federation (FEPAFUT) and LPF outfit Arabe Unido paid tribute to Henriquez.

"We regret the death of our selected national Amilcar Henriquez deep," the FEPAFUT wrote via Twitter. "God gets your soul Mickey."

Arabe Unido said: "We regret the death of our blue Amilcar Henriquez, a player who gave his heart on the field and the selection."

The Mexico national team also expressed their condolences, writing: "We join the grief of our Panamanian brothers. Rest in peace, Amilcar Henriquez."

Henriquez - who made his international debut in 2005 - had featured in Panama's World Cup qualifying campaign for Russia 2018, playing in the 1-1 draw against the United States last month.

He had also returned to boyhood club Arabe Unido last year, having spent time with America Cali, Real Cartagena, Independiente Medellin, Atletico Huila and Santacrucena.

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