World Cup 2022: Amrabat Goes Viral for Incredible Tackle on Mbappe

World Cup 2022: Amrabat Goes Viral for Incredible Tackle on Mbappe

Rene Otinga
  • Morocco’s fairytale at the World Cup came to an end as they lost 2-0 to France on Wednesday, December 14
  • Despite the defeat, the Atlas Lions could still afford to head home with pride after taking the World Cup by storm
  • Midfielder Sofyan Amrabat stole the show during the game with a sensational tackle on Kylian Mbappe

Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat was responsible for arguably the most brutal tackle of the Qatar World Cup on Wednesday.

The Atlas Lions came up against France in the World Cup semis hoping to pull off another upset on the day.

But it was not meant to be, as France went through to the final thanks to a comprehensive 2-0 victory.

Amrabat, Mbappe, France, Morocco
Kylian Mbappe of France competes for the ball with Sofyan Amrabat of Morocco ,during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semi final match between France and Morocco.Photo by MB Media.
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During the game, there was an interesting moment involving Kylian Mbappe and Amrabat, who brutally took down the pacey Paris Saint Germain star, per SportBible.

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Throughout the tournament, Amrabat has earned loads of admirers for his displays in midfield, particularly against Spain in the round of 16.

On Wednesday, he came up against Mbappe, who was kept quiet in the previous clash against England and was looking to add to his four goals in the tournament.

When the pair came up against each other, Mbappe typically outpaced Amrabat, but the Fiorentina midfielder was not willing to give up the duel that fast.

He ended up sprinting back in and issued what was a nasty-looking tackle on Mbappe, but the referee adjudged him to have gotten enough of the ball.

Typically, fans on social media were full of admiration for Amrabat for what they termed as an incredible work rate from the midfielder to track back against a very quick Kylian Mbappe.

Mbappe’s message to Hakimi

Sports Brief also reported on Mbappe’s brilliant message to his club teammate Hakimi after France saw off Morocco.

The showdown between Mbappe and Achraf Hakimi was hyped in the build-up to the game, and it did not disappoint.

Hakimi did well against the rapid France winger. However, Mbappe was instrumental in both of France's goals, which shows how important he is to his country.