Panama coach Hernan Dario Gomez is expected to rely on a mix of youth and experience at the World Cup this summer after unveiling a pre-selection squad of 35 players on Monday. (File pix)

PARIS: Panama coach Hernan Dario Gomez is expected to rely on a mix of youth and experience at the World Cup this summer after unveiling a pre-selection squad of 35 players on Monday.

Goalkeeper Jaime Penedo, defender Felipe Baloy, midfielder Gabriel Gomez and strikers Blas Perez and Luis Tejada provide the experienced backbone of the squad while the likes of New York Bulls defenders Michael Amir Murillo and Fidel Escobar and Harold Cummings of the San Jose Earthquakes bring some fresh .

In Group G Panama will meet Belium, England and Tunisia.

Panama’s pre-selection list for the 2018 World Cup:

Goalkeepers: Jaime Penedo (Dynamo Buchrest/ROM), Jose Calderon (Chorrillo), Alex Rodriguez (San Francisco/USA)

Defenders: Azmahar Ariano (Patriots/COL), Felipe Baloy (Municipal/GUA), Harold Cummings (San Jose/USA), Eric Davis (DAC Dunajska Streda/SVK), Fidel Escobar (New York Red Bulls/USA), Adolfo Machado (Houston Dynamo/USA), Michael Amir Murillo (New York Red Bulls/USA), Luis Ovalle (Olimpia/HON), Francisco Palacios (San Francisco/USA), Richard Peralta (Alliance), Torres Roman (Seattle Sounders/USA)

Midfielders: Ricardo Avila (Ghent/BEL), Edgar Barcenas (Cafetaleros de Tapachula/MEX), Ricardo Buitrago (Municipal/GUA), Miguel Camargo (San Martin/PER), Adalberto Carrasquilla (Taurus), Armando Cooper (Universidad de Chile/CHI), Anibal Godoy (San Jose Earthquakes/USA), Gabriel Gomez (Atletico Bucaramanga/COL), Jose Gonzalez (Union Comercio/PER), Cristian Martinez (Columbus Crew/USA), Valentin Pimentel (Plaza Amador), Alberto Quintero (Universite/PER), Jose Luis Rodriguez (Ghent/BEL)

Forwards: Abdiel Arroyo (Liga Deportiva Alajuelense/CRC), Rolando Blackburn (Chorrillo), Ismael Diaz (Deportivo La Coruna/ESP), Jose Fajardo (Club Atletico Independiente), Roberto Nurse (Mineros de Zacatecas/MEX), Blas Perez (Municipal/GUA), Luis Tejada (Sport Boys/PER), Gabriel Torres (Huachipato/CHI). -- AFP

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