Panama manager Hernan Dario Gomez feels that their appearance at the World Cup has made history for the nation and is hopeful that it will inspire future generations
Los Canaleros will meet Tunisia at the Mordovia Arena today in their final game of the tournament having already been eliminated after two defeats and they will be keen to end their maiden campaign on a high with a victory to avoid finishing bottom of Group G.
Although Panama have conceded the most goals at the World Cup following heavy defeats to both Belgium and England last Sunday with a total of nine so far, Gomez feels that overall things have gone well for them at Russia.
“I’ve really enjoyed watching the games at this World Cup and been very, very happy to be here. It’s just such a pity that we’ve been knocked out,” said Gomez, according to Fox Sport Asia.
“We are making history. We can be an example. We can leave a legacy for Panama in the future. It’s pivotal to be at a World Cup. It’s one of the most wonderful things that can happen in your career.”
Panama will meet with Tunisia at 20:00 (GMT +2) as they hope to avoid becoming the first nation to lose their first three World Cup games in their history since Togo and Serbia in 2006.