The Panama soccer team closed the year 2018 in the 71st place in the FIFA world rankings, in a table that did not show notable changes in the top 80 places.
The Red adds 1326 points, one less than El Salvador, which occupies the 70th place but ends a year in which although there was a joy for its first participation in a World Cup, the results have not accompanied the national team.
Panama, which has not won at home for a year, lost its three commitments at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and from there has added four losses and one draw, to close a year in which it lost 11 of 13 games and could only win to Trinidad and Tobago in the month of April.
In addition, he has passed through the resignation of the head coach who achieved the historic classification, the Colombian Hernan Dario "Bolillo" Gomez, and keeps interim coach Gary Stempel until next January 27, when the national team faces a friendly match against the United States in Arizona,
Despite this record, the national team remains in seventh place in Concacaf, behind Mexico, the United States, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Honduras, and El Salvador.
The world ranking maintains in the top ten the selections of Belgium, France, Brazil, Croatia, England, Portugal, Uruguay, Switzerland, Spain, and Denmark.