Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Mordovia Aleksey Merkushkin helped a fourth-grade pupil from the republic's capital of Saransk, German Vybornov, get the autograph of Panama defender and captain Roman Torres.
Merkushkin helped the boy meet Torres and get his autograph when the team was walking around the city.
"The World Cup is a great festival for Saransk… Today my dream has finally come true. I have finally got an autograph of the famous football player," Vybornov told journalists.
Panama lost all three group-stage games. Before the 2-1 defeat to Tunisia on Thursday, Panama had lost 3-0 to Belgium and 6-1 to England.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the matches being played in 11 cities across Russia.