MX23RW : Wednesday, November 21 10:46:38
Jun 18, 2018 at 4pm UK at ​Fisht Olympic Stadium
Attendance: 43,257
Belgium
3-0
PanamaPanama
Mertens (47'), Lukaku (69', 75')
FT(HT: 0-0)

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

Gomez: 'Panama played with dignity'
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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.


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