MX23RW : Wednesday, July 18 07:09:56
Jun 18, 2018 at 4pm UK at ​Fisht Olympic Stadium
Attendance: 43,257
Belgium
3-0
PanamaPanama
Mertens (47'), Lukaku (69', 75')
Meunier (14'), Vertonghen (59'), De Bruyne (88')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Davis (18'), Barcenas (45'), Cooper (49'), Murillo (51'), Godoy (57')

Panama boss Hernan Dario Gomez: 'We played with dignity'

Gomez: 'Panama played with dignity'
© Reuters
Panama boss Hernan Dario Gomez says that his side "played with dignity" during their 3-0 defeat to Belgium at the World Cup finals.

Panama head coach Hernan Dario Gomez has insisted that his side can take some pride from their 3-0 defeat to Belgium at the World Cup finals.

The Los Canaleros boss admitted that their opponents could have scored more, but felt that his side did well to avoid losing by a landslide scoreline.

"It would have been terrible if they had scored more. Nobody likes losing but considering our opponents and our history it is a normal result and they could have scored more," BBC Sport quotes Gomez as saying.

"It is not a positive result, but they could have won by a landslide and there were people that thought we would lose by seven goals.

"I told them we played with dignity. We are not as fit as the European players. We will keep growing and learning."

Panama kept Belgium at bay during a goalless first half before Dries Mertens found the net in the second period and Romelu Lukaku added a brace to secure the points for the Red Devils.

Share this article now:
Harold Cummings in action for Panama in May 2016
Read Next:
Panama 'banned from sex during World Cup'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account