Morocco Get Heroic Welcome After Jetting Home From 2022 World Cup

Morocco Get Heroic Welcome After Jetting Home From 2022 World Cup

Fred Kennedy
December 20, 2022 at 6:59 PM
  • Morocco national team arrived back in the country after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on Tuesday
  • The team was greeted by jubilant supporters in the streets of the capital Rabat to celebrate their success
  • The Atlas Lions became the first African team in history to reach the World Cup semis after beating Portugal in the quarters

The Morocco national football team has been accorded a heroic welcome after jetting back home from the 2022 World Cup.

The North Africans enjoyed a successful campaign during the global football showpiece as they became the first team in history from the continent to reach the semis.

Morocco, Rabat, Qatar 2022, World Cup.
Morocco fans light flares and cheer as Morocco's national football team arrives at the centre of the capital Rabat after the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Photo by Fadel Senna.
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Morocco made it to the semis after facing off against some of the best teams in the world, including Belgium, Croatia, and Portugal.

The Atlas Lions finished top of Group G with seven points, with their impressive finish helping them set up a crunch meeting with Spain in the round of 16.

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They went on to face Portugal in the quarter-final before battling France in the semis, who eventually eliminated them.

Walid Regragui's charges had a chance to end their tournament on an even higher note when they played Croatia in a third-place playoff but lost the tie 2-1.

Morocco gets heroic welcome

That notwithstanding Moroccan fans had every reason to accord the team a heroic reception after they jetted back home.

Photos shared by Football Tweet showed thousands of fans turning up in the streets to welcome the Atlas Lions.

The jubilant fans lit flares as they celebrated the team which snaked its way into the streets of the capital Rabat.

Morocco will now be shifting their focus to the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Morocco dedicate win to bedridden star

Sports Brief earlier reported that players of Morocco celebrated their victory over Spain at the World Cup in Qatar by paying tribute to Abdelhak Nouri.

The Atlas Lions beat the 2010 world champions on penalties to advance to the last eight of the tournament.

After the match, the players who were celebrating wildly took a moment to remember Dutch-born Moroccan Abdelhak Nouri.

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