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Heartbroken AFCON Star Breaks Silence After Egypt Defeat At Quarter Final Stage
- Morocco star Achraf Hakimi has reacted to the Atlas Lions' defeat to North African rivals Egypt at the quarter finals stage of AFCON
- The right-back has urged his teammates and country to put the defeat behind them while they look forward to the World Cup qualifiers play-offs
- Morocco have been drawn against the Democratic Republic of Congo in the final round of World Cup qualifiers
Achraf Hakimi, Morocco's brightest spot at the Africa Cup of Nations, has finally spoken after his side's elimination from the tournament in Egypt.
Morocco threw away a seventh minute lead to lose 2-1 in extra time to North Africans rivals Egypt in the quarter finals.
"Very proud of the team's fight in the African Cup. It's hard to be eliminated like that, but we will continue fighting as always to achieve great goals with our national team. Now more than ever we need your support to qualify for the World Cup Qatar in March," the Paris Saint Germain player wrote on Twitter.
Hakimi excelled at the tournament, scoring two sensational freekick as Morocco made it to the last eight.
And in the quarter finals against Egypt, he won the penalty which was converted by Sofian Boufal for the Atlas Lions.
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Earlier, SportsBrief.com reported that, Egypt are through to the semi-final of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Pharaohs sealed qualification to the last four after they stunned Morocco 2-1 in the quarter-finals on Sunday, January 30, in Yaounde.
Egypt set up a north African derby with the Atlas Lions after overcoming a gruelling clash with the Ivory Coast in the last 16.
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Achraf Hakimi is having a fantastic Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, and last night scored the winner as Morocco progressed to the last eight of the tournament.
Mbappe, who was watching the competition, quickly took to Social Media to react after seeing Hakimi whip in a spectacular freekick to give the Atlas Lions the lead against Malawi.