Morocco went into the historical books in the WC competition after they turned into the only African country to make it to the semi finals of the competition. Other African teams which came near this brilliance are Ghana and Cameroon who were knocked out at the quarter finals. The Atlas Lions anyway were sufficiently courageous to deal with Spain in the last sixteen phase before they managed Portugal in the quarter finals in a sensational match which saw the them sending Cristiano Ronaldo out of the competition in frustration. They likewise demonstrated an extraordinary team work and potential against France in the semi finals by creating several threatening opportunities for themselves. Anyway it was France who genuinely took advantage of their opportunities to win by two goals.
In spite of the exit at the semi finals the Moroccan team as kept numerous vital moments on the WC competition in Qatar 2022. Some of which stay to be mind blowing.
1. First Position In Their Group
Morocco had given the indications before in the group stages. While every one of the African teams that have gone past the group stage have done as such by qualifying as number two, Morocco led their group.
In a group made of experienced teams, for example, Croatia and Belgium it was expected that Morocco wouldn't go through the group stage. Anyway they led the group compelling Croatia to settle as number two while Belgium and Canada left the competition at the group stage.
2. Finished Belgium's Group Stage Winning Series
Before the defeat against Morocco, Belgium had a record of eight matches unbeaten in the group stage.
The Atlas Lions astonished the Red Devils in the second match of the group stage. The VAR precluded a goal by Ziyech which might have made it three for the Atlas Lions.
3. Knocked Out Strong Teams Without Conceding
In the round of sixteen Morocco confronted Spain who have been among the top teams expected to win the trophy. The 2010 World Cup winners were a mix of gifted players in Qatar and it was so particularly undeniable that they would knock out Morocco without any difficult. Morocco anyway arose the victors in penalty shoot out after a defensive match where Spain were pushing for a win all in vain.
In the quarter finals Morocco confronted another strong team, Portugal. With Cristiano Ronaldo anxiously planning to win the trophy before his anticipated retirement from national football, it was exceptionally expected Portugal would continue to the semis. Anyway the history making team disheartened the Portuguese by beating them one nil.
In store the African team is supposed to take Croatia to check whether they can be the first African team to get the third position on the WC competition. Regardless of whether they win against Croatia, actually being number four will be history as well.
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