Panama gets national holiday due to WC

November 16, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgWC Qualification CONCACAF Panama president declares national holiday after historic World Cup qualification Nicholas McGee Last updated 2 years ago 16:27 10/11/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) RomanTorres-Cropped Getty Images WC Qualification CONCACAF Panama Panama v Costa Rica Costa Rica The celebrations of World Cup qualification will last long into Wednesday in Panama after the president declared a national holiday Panama’s president has declared Wednesday a national holiday after the country secured World Cup qualification for the first time in their history.WC outright odds hereHernan Dario Gomez’s men looked set to miss out on even an intercontinental play-off spot as they were level 1-1 with Costa Rica in Panama City, the hosts having equalised as Gabriel Torres’ close-range effort cancelled out Johan Venegas’ opener for Costa Rica. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. That effort proved controversial as the ball looked to have failed to cross the line, but it appeared it would be inconsequential with the draw not enough to overhaul United States and Honduras beating Mexico 3-2.But, three minutes from time, Roman Torres sent Estadio Rommel Fernandez into delirium, the defender bursting on to a header forward and lashing the ball home to make history for Panama at the expense of USA, who lost 2-1 to Trinidad and Tobago.Panama progress to the finals, while Honduras’ victory sends them into a play-off with Australia, and president Juan Carlos Varela has elected to let the country celebrate the historic moment for a further 24 hours.¡Celebra Panamá, esta es tu victoria! #RUSIA2018 #VamosPanamá— Juan Carlos Varela (@JC_Varela) October 11, 2017Juan Carlos Varela posted on Twitter: “The voice of the people has been heard; celebrate this historic day for Panama. Tomorrow [Wednesday] is a national holiday.”It is a historic day for the country. Tomorrow will be free for the public and private sector workers.”On a national holiday, also classes are suspended at the country’s private and public schools, celebrate family.”last_img read more