On October 10, the focus was on the last game the National Soccer Team played against Costa Rica at the Rommel Fernández stadium. Being in the 2018 World Cup in Russia was a dream. In the final game the teams led by Hernán Dario Gómez occupied the fourth place. If they stayed in that place on the table the next step was the playoff against Australia. Until that moment, Mexico, Costa Rica and the United States qualified for the World Cup.
The red tide overflowed the stands of Rommel Fernández. There was still confidence in the team that days ago fell defeated 4-0 against the United States. The classification or the repechage not only depended on the result at home, it was necessary to know the end of the Mexico-Honduras and Trinidad and Tobago-United States duels. For 90 minutes Panama suffered and finally celebrated. In the 87th minute Román Torres broke a 1-1 they had with the Ticos. Not only winning the game, but knowing the defeat of the United States and knowing that the 2-1 against Costa Rica was the key to enter Russia. Panama finished third in the final game and took the team of the stars and stripes out of the World Cup. October 10 became the date of one of the greatest sporting feats in Panamanian sport.