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Panama advances to knockout rounds with 3–1 victory over Bolivia, knocking USA out of Copa America 2024

Latest News: Panama Advances to Copa America Quarterfinals for the First Time; Beats Bolivia 3-1

Panama Makes History by Advancing to Copa America Quarterfinals

In an exhilarating match, Panama secured a spot in the Copa America quarterfinals for the first time by defeating Bolivia 3-1. The victory propelled Panama to second place in Group C, setting them up for a showdown with the Group D winner, potentially Brazil or Colombia.

Jose Fajardo sparkled once again, scoring a crucial goal in the 22nd minute to give Panama the lead. However, Bruno Miranda equalized for Bolivia in the 69th minute, briefly dropping Panama to third place in the group standings.

Eduardo Guerrero and César Yanis then came to Panama’s rescue, with Guerrero putting his team ahead in the 79th minute and Yanis sealing the victory with a stoppage-time goal. The Danish coach Thomas Christiansen guided Panama through the tournament, marking their second appearance in the Copa America.

In a historic moment, the all-female officiating crew comprised of Brazilian referee Edina Alves, along with assistants Neuza Back and Mary Blanco, took charge of the match. Fajardo’s impressive goal and Miranda’s strike showcased the thrilling intensity of the game.

Guerrero’s diving header and Yanis’ clinical finishing ensured Panama’s triumph, despite missing Adalberto Carrasquilla due to a red card suspension. The team’s resilience and determination shone through as they overcame Bolivia’s challenge to write a new chapter in their Copa America journey.

As the tournament progresses, Panama’s remarkable performance has captured the attention of football fans worldwide, setting the stage for an exciting quarterfinal clash against a formidable opponent. Stay tuned for more thrilling action in the Copa America 2024.

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