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Morocco created the sensation of the round of 16 by eliminating Spain on penalties. A victory therefore synonymous with qualification for the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup and which is partly due to the coach of Morocco, Walid Regragui who was at the microphone of “Europe 1 Sport”.
The history of African football is written in Qatar! Morocco became, Tuesday, December 6, the fourth African selection to join the quarter-finals of the World Cup by winning after a long fight against Spain, in sterile domination for 120 minutes ( 0-0, table 3-0).
At the microphone of Europe 1 Sport (every evening from 7:15 p.m. to 8 p.m.), Atlas Lions coach Walid Regragui congratulated his players: “It’s historic for Morocco, it’s historic for Morocco. “Africa. We came to represent Africa, to say that our level had increased. Today tactically I think we were huge, we left nothing to the Spaniards.”
4th African selection in the quarterfinals of a World Cup
Thanks to this qualification for the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup, the Atlas Lions become the fourth African selection to reach the quarter-finals of a World Cup. But no African nation has succeeded in moving beyond this stage.
In 1990, Cameroon lost (3-2) in extra time against England. Twelve years later, in 2002, it was Senegal’s turn to fail at this stage of the competition, eliminated after a 1-0 defeat after extra time against Turkey. Finally in 2010, Ghana came very close to creating the feat against Uruguay.
Anyway, the Atlas Lions first intend to savor this victory, and especially to congratulate Bounou, the goalkeeper of Morocco who stopped three shots on goal. The quarter-finals promise to be complicated at the physical level: “Many players are playing injured without giving their names. I can tell you that they are on the kneecaps but for the country they are ready to die”, ended by admitting Walid Regragui at the microphone ofEurope 1 Sports.