Piers Morgan Extols Achraf Hakimi For Delivering Panenka Penalty in Morocco Win Over Spain

Piers Morgan Extols Achraf Hakimi For Delivering Panenka Penalty in Morocco Win Over Spain

  • Renowned journalist Piers Morgan has joined the praises for Morocco defender Achraf Hakimi
  • The Paris Saint German star delivered an audacious Panenka to win Morocco's game against Spain
  • Morocco progress to the quarterfinals of the World Cup after beating Spain on penalties

British broadcaster Piers Morgan is full of praise for Morocco's defender Achraf Hakimi after scoring the winning penalty against Spain.

Hakimi confidently delivered the Panenka penalty kick to crash Spain out of the World Cup in Qatar, with Morocco progressing to the quarter-final.

After Spain missed their first three spot kicks, the hopes of a whole continent were on the PSG right-back, but Hakimi opted for style.

Piers Morgan, Achraf Hakimi, Morocco, World Cup
Pier Morgan has praised Morocco defender Achraf Hakimi after scoring an audacious penalty against Spain. Credit: @FIFAcom @piersmorgan
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Morgan took to social media to shower praise on the player for boldly taking the winning penalty with skill.

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"To pull a panenka at that moment, under that pressure… wow… coolest dude in world football," wrote the popular journalist on Twitter.

Morocco became the fourth African country to reach the quarter-final of the World Cup after Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002 and Ghana in 2010.

The Atlas Lions will next face Portugal for a place in the last four of the tournament in Qatar.

The former African champions could make history by becoming the first team from the continent to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup if they beat Portugal.

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Achraf Hakimi delighted after Morocco win

Achraf Hakimi has described Morocco's victory over Spain in the round of 16 of the World Cup as unbelievable.

The Paris Saint Germain right-back scored the winning penalty to send the North Africans into the last eight of the tournament in Qatar.

Hakimi took to social media to express his feelings following the heroic performance of the Atlas Lions.

Source: Sports Brief News