Panama head coach Hernan Dario Gomez said on Thursday that his team was not the worst team at the World Cup in Russia.
Panama lost 2-1 to Tunisia in their final match at the tournament.
"This match [against Tunisia] was more evenly matched than the previous two games [against Belgium and England]. Do you think we are the worst team at the World Cup? Maybe we are the youngest [team]? Perhaps if you look at the standings we are the worst but taking into the account different aspects we are not the worst. We are not a bad team. We are learning and moving forward," Gomez said.
Panama, who made their first-ever World Cup appearance, lost all three group-stage games. Before the defeat to Tunisia, Panama had lost 3-0 to Belgium and 6-1 to England.