World Cup 2022: Morocco Fans Enjoy Wild Street Celebrations After Beating Spain

World Cup 2022: Morocco Fans Enjoy Wild Street Celebrations After Beating Spain

  • Morocco became the only African side to reach the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup
  • The Atlas Lions knocked out 2010 champions Spain after victory in a penalty shootout
  • The win sent fans in the country's capital into a frenzy as they rejoiced on the streets

The city of Rabat was overwhelmed by excited supporters of Morocco, following their historic World Cup win over Spain in the last 16 on Tuesday.

The Atlas Lions became the first African nation to win on penalty shootouts in the history of the tournament.

The Walid Regragui-tutored side achieved this long-awaited milestone by beating La Roja 3-0 on penalties, after a nerve-shredding 90 minutes plus 30 minutes of extra time.

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Morocco fans took to the streets of the capital to celebrate their historic World Cup win over Spain in the last 16 on Tuesday. Credit: @brfootball
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Goalkeeper Yassine Bounou was Morocco's hero after saving two kicks, with Achraf Hakimi putting the icing on the cake with an expertly-taken penalty.

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After the game, fans took to the streets to show their pride at reaching the final eight of the tournament in Qatar.

Morocco remembers Abdelhak Nouri

Players of Morocco celebrated their victory over Spain at the World Cup in Qatar, while also paying tribute to Abdelhak Nouri.

Nouri suffered cardiac arrest in 2017 while playing for Ajax, in a pre-season friendly against Werder Bremen.

The midfielder was revived on the pitch and rushed to the hospital, but it was later revealed he had suffered serious and permanent brain damage. The former Ajax player spent over a year in coma.

The Moroccan players, led by former teammate Hakim Ziyech, dedicated the victory to the bedridden player.

Samuel Eto'o congratulates Morocco

Sports Brief earlier reported that President of the Cameroonian Football Federation, Samuel Eto'o has congratulated Morocco for becoming only the fourth African country to reach the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup.

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The Atlas Lions stunned 2010 champions Spain to reach the last eight, after a penalty shootout victory after extra time on Tuesday.

Goalkeeper Yassine Bounou was Morocco's hero after saving two penalty attempts, with Achraf Hakimi putting the icing on the cake with an expert shot from the spot.

Source: SportsBrief.com