Wales are at home for the first time since their World Cup campaign ended in heartbreak with a 1-0 defeat to the Republic of Ireland.

Chris Coleman’s side lost 2-0 to France in a Paris friendly on Friday and now play World Cup-bound Panama at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Here Press Association Sport looks at some of the talking points ahead of the first meeting between the two countries

Coleman’s last stand?

Chris ColemanChris Coleman’s future as Wales boss is uncertain (David Davies/PA)

Chris Coleman has led Wales to unprecedented success since taking over in January 2011. But will this game – his 49th – be his final one in charge? Coleman resumes talks over a new contract after the Panama friendly and it remains to be seen whether the Football Association of Wales will accept certain guarantees he wants over his backroom staff. Despite missing out on the 2018 World Cup, players and fans want Coleman to stay and take Wales – semi-finalists at Euro 2016 – into the 2020 European Championship.

Bright young things

Wales saw a glimpse of their future in France when Ben Woodburn, Ethan Ampadu and David Brooks came on as second-half substitutes. All three impressed against star-studded opposition and are expected to start against Panama. Liverpool forward Woodburn won his fifth cap in Paris but has yet to start. He showed his finishing skills with a World Cup winner against Austria in September, while Sheffield United striker Brooks also has pace to burn. Ampadu only turned 17 in September, but the holding midfielder or centre-back has already made his Chelsea debut and looks a fantastic prospect.

Gunter’s special night

Chris Gunter Chris Gunter is set to win his 85th cap for Wales on Tuesday (Steven Paston/PA)

Chris Gunter will skipper Wales on the night he equals Gary Speed’s 85-cap record for an outfield player. Coleman always planned to rest senior players for the Panama fixture – but there was no chance that Gunter was going to sit out the game. The Reading right-back always turns up for his country, and his form on the pitch has been just as consistent. Gunter has played 64 consecutive internationals and missed only four games in 10 years. He described matching the late Speed’s mark as a “huge honour” and overtaking Neville Southall’s overall 92-cap record is firmly within his sights at the age of 28.

Wales need to regain momentum

Losing to the Republic and seeing their World Cup dream destroyed was a hammer blow for a team who have become used to the good times in recent years. Coleman said after the France defeat there was a “hangover” and that it would be there for some time. But Wales could do with a positive performance and result against Panama in their final game of 2017. Wales are off to the China Cup in March but there will be no serious action until September and, with plenty of spaces expected in the Cardiff stands on Tuesday, Coleman’s side must convince the Welsh public they are heading in the right direction before Euro 2020.

Can Panama make a World Cup impact?

Hernan Dario GomezHernan Dario Gomez’s Panama are heading to next year’s World Cup finals (Neil Tingle/Empics)

Panama made it to the World Cup finals for the first time after finishing third in the CONCACAF section. The Central Americans took advantage of the United States’ shock defeat to Trinidad and Tobago to claim the final automatic qualifying place. The question is now whether they can make an impact at Russia 2018. They certainly have an experienced coach in Hernan Dario Gomez, who has been at previous World Cups with his home nation Colombia (1998) and Ecuador (2002). Their visit to Wales might provide a few clues to whether they are capable of making an impression next summer.