Coach Botana’s goal is to get Panama national team into the top 8 at soccer World Cup

The Panamanians will debut on September 13 against the Czech Republic, three days later they will face Vietnam and will close the group round against Brazil on September 19.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Venezuelan coach in charge of Panama's national football team, José Manuel Botana, said Thursday that his objectives in the World Cup are still to achieve the best participation of the Central American country and to get into the top 8 in the world.

"The group is motivated and prepared to make the best presentation of Panama in a World Cup. We are focused and, why not say it, ready to be among the 8 best in the world," said the Panamanian team coach.

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