World Cup2022: Morocco Finish 4th in the Global Soccer Tournament

World Cup2022: Morocco Finish 4th in the Global Soccer Tournament

Morocco finished 4th in the world soccer cup 2022 after losing 2-1 to Croatia in their last play-off game played Saturday at Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan.

Josko Gvardiola opened the score for Croatia in 7th minute. Morocco’s Achraf Dari equalized with a header two minutes later in the first half, making the score 1-1. But Croatia’s Mislav Oršić netted the game-winner in the 42nd minute.

he Atlas Lions topped their pool, beating heavyweight Belgium and Canada while drawing with Croatia in their opening match. In the Round of 16, Morocco knocked out Spain before ousting Portugal to advance to the world cup semi-finals which they lost to defending champions Les Bleus.

Walid Regragui’s team made history by becoming the first African and Arab country to make it this far, and ranking among the best world four in the planet.

Morocco’s unparalleled journey in the Qatar 2022 World Cup ended, however, if they lost the match and could not reach the final and bring back home the cup, they gained the love of the whole world and made Africa and the Arab world proud.

International media and millions of people around the world have expressed admiration for the prowess of the North African team that reflects an image of a country that is willing to compete at the global stage with the elite at all levels.

And if Moroccan players have enchanted the world by their skill and tirelessness as well as by the insight of their national coach, Walid Regragui, Moroccan fans in the stadiums impressed with their passion for the national team and for football as they gave a taste to the whole world of Moroccan chants and support till the last minute for the Atlas Lions game. The FIFA, impressed by the Moroccan fans, named them the number one player, not the twelfth as they are usually called.

The Atlas Lions stunning and historic performance will surely inspire African and Arab teams to follow suit, making them believe that nothing is impossible.


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