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25 June 2018, 16:05
These Panama TV commentators crying at the sound of their national anthem is the purest display of national pride you’ll ever see.
It isn’t unfair to say that Panama haven’t been doing too well in the World Cup so far.
Their first two games against Belgium and England saw them lose 3-0 and 6-1 respectively, and they have now officially been eliminated from the race, ahead of their final game against Tunisia this Thursday.
Since their loss against England, a video has emerged on Twitter of two Panama TV presenters reacting to hearing their national anthem sung at a World Cup for the first time.
Wow. Panama commentators reaction off air while they listen for the first time the Panama anthem at the World Cup.— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) June 24, 2018
I totally, totally understand them pic.twitter.com/dusriPyXkB
As the players sing ‘Himno Istmeño’ (lit. Isthmian Hymn), the presenters punch the air with joy, before bursting into tears and hugging each other.
Twitter user Obinna Dickson said: "It was never about winning but hearing your country's national anthem at the World Cup for the first time."