World Cup 2022: Heartwarming Moment Morocco Fan Joins Senegal Fans to Cheer the Lions of Teranga vs Ecuador

World Cup 2022: Heartwarming Moment Morocco Fan Joins Senegal Fans to Cheer the Lions of Teranga vs Ecuador

  • A Morocco football fan has gone viral after he was spotted amongst Senegal supporters cheering on the Lions of Teranga
  • Senegal were coming up against Ecuador in their final Group A clash of the World Cup at the Khalifa International Stadium
  • The yet-to-be-identified Atlas Lions fan decided to join his Senegalese counterparts in the stands to cheer on Aliou Cisse's men

The Ecuador vs Senegal Group A World Cup clash was marked with a heartwarming scene, after a Morocco fan joined Senegal supporters to cheer on the Lions of Teranga.

The cracker on Tuesday evening, November 29, meant everything for both teams, who were keen to secure maximum points to reach the round of 16 of the tournament.

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Senegal players salute their fans during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group A match against Ecuador at the Khalifa International Stadium. Photo by Baptiste Fernandez.
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With Senegal needing all the three points to progress, they surely would not have minded having a 'rival' fan joining them in support.

And this is exactly what happened at the stands of the Khalifa International Stadium, where a Morocco fan joined those in support of Aliou Cisse's men.

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According to Sportbible, the camera panned to the crowd and captured the now-viral Morocco fan amongst the Senegal supporters.

In a video doing the rounds of social media, the Atlas Lions fan can be seen joining his Senegalese counterparts in a choreographed dance, in what was an absolutely wholesome moment.

Senegal reaches round of 16

The match ended in a 2-1 win for the reigning African champions, who subsequently booked a spot in the tournament's knockout round.

Ismaila Sarr opened the scoring for the Teranga Lions from the penalty spot moments before the break, before Moises Caicedo restored parity for Ecuador in the second half.

However, a moment of magic from Chelsea's Kalidou Koulibaly shortly after was enough to send the West African country to the last 16.

Cisse dedicates win to Mane

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Senegal boss Aliou Cisse has dedicate the win over Ecuador to Sadio Mane.

Mane was not part of the Lions of Teranga squad, which booked a last-16 spot at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The Bayern Munich star was ruled out of the 2022 edition of the Mundial due to an injury he picked up while playing for the Bundesliga side.