National holiday as team qualify
– Panama President Juan Carlos Varela declared a national holiday in celebration at the central American country’s first ever qualification for the World Cup.
“It’s a historic day for the country. Tomorrow (yesterday) will be a national holiday for public and private sector workers,” Varela said on Twitter on Wednesday.
Panama came from behind to beat Costa Rica 2-1 on Tuesday night and book their ticket to Russia 2018. – AFP