The president of Panama has declared Wednesday to be a national holiday after the country qualified for the World Cup for the first time ever.
Juan Carlos Varela said on Twitter: “The voice of the people has been heard… Tomorrow will be a national holiday.”
The national team beat Costa Rica 2-1 in Panama City on Tuesday evening.
The president said public and private workers could take the day off, and school classes would also be cancelled.
In a series of excited tweets, he shared a picture of himself signing the decree, adding “You deserve it”.
Panamanians celebrated long into the night after the victory.
However, there has been some dispute over whether the team’s first goal crossed the line.