Panama Women's National Team arrive at Japan ahead of International Friendly Match against Nadeshiko Japan【4/11＠Japan National Stadium】
09 April 2021
On Thursday 8 April, the Panama Women's National Team arrived in Japan ahead of their international friendly match against the Nadeshiko Japan (Japan Women's National Team) at Japan National Stadium.
In order to prioritise the safety of all players, staffs, and people involved, strict measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 were implemented, as the players were permitted entry after receiving negative results from tests taken 72 hours prior to their departure, followed by another test taken at the Japanese airport.
The team held a training session at Ajinomoto Field Nishigaoka after stopping by at their hotel.
The international friendly match between the Nadeshiko Japan and Panama Women's National Team will kick off at 13:30 on Sunday 11 April.
Coach and Players’ Comments
Ignacio QUINTANA, Coach
We may not be able to explore Japan because of the travel restriction, but I am getting the impression that Japan is a well organised country. I also felt that the Japanese people are very kind. Regarding the Japan Women’s National Team, I have the impression that they are a very strong team. In order for us to achieve future success, they are a team we must learn from. Our strength lies on our ability to fight until the end. This match gives us a great opportunity to raise the level of the team. We hope to showcase a match that can deliver dreams to the children in Panama. I’d like to thank Japan for inviting us. We will give our best efforts to showcase a spectacular match tomorrow.
MF #10 Marta COX (LD Alajuelense/Costa Rica)
The Japan Women’s National Team is very fast and attack-minded. They are one of the top teams in the world. The Panama Women’s National Team consists of both strength and technique. We will be playing against a world class team, so we are hoping to make the most of this match to improve ourselves. I would like to thank Japan for inviting us for this friendly match, thank you very much.
FW #15 Diana PON (Prime FC/USA)
I have seen a few matches played by the Japan Women’s National Team, and I have the impression that they have great skills and speed. This friendly match will give us a valuable opportunity to face a world class team. We will give our utmost efforts on the pitch, so please look forward for our match.
Panama Women's National Team Squad
12 NADIA DUCREUX (Club Deportivo Sol del Este)
1 YENITH BAILEY (Tauro FC)
5 YERENIS DE LEON (CD Pozoalbense/Spain)
2 KATHERINE CASTILLO (UAI Urquiza/Argentina)
16 YOMIRA PINZON (Club Deportivo Sol del Este)
14 ELIDIA GONZALEZ (AD Dimas Escazu/Costa Rica)
4 ROSARIO VARGAS (Valencia CF/Spain)
3 HILARY JAEN (Tauro FC)
11 NATALIA MILLS (Cordoba CF/Spain)
20 SCHIANDRA GONZALEZ (SUVA Sports/Costa Rica)
13 SUSY CASSINOVA (SUVA Sports/Costa Rica)
10 MARTA COX (LD Alajuelense/Costa Rica)
8 MARIA GUEVARA (CD Plaza Amador)
6 ALDRITH QUINTERO (Real Union de Tenerife Tacuense/Spain)
18 AMARELIS DE MERA (Tauro FC)
9 KARLA RILEY (CD Pozoalbense/Spain)
17 ERIKA HERNANDEZ (UAI Urquiza/Argentina)
19 LINETH CEDENO (Tauro FC)
7 YANIXA BATISTA (CD Plaza Amador)
15 DIANA PON (Prime FC/USA)
International Friendly Match
Nadeshiko Japan vs Panama Women's National Team
Date: Sun. 11 April 2021 [13:30]
Venue: Japan National Stadium (Tokyo)
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