World Cup 2022: Morocco Join Super Eagles in Landing Prestigious Records

World Cup 2022: Morocco Join Super Eagles in Landing Prestigious Records

Morocco on Thursday night, 1 December, joined the Super Eagles of Nigeria as the two African nations who have topped their group at multiple FIFA World Cups.

The Atlas Lions achieved this success when they beat Canada in their last group game at the 2022 edition of the prestigious tournament going on in Qatar.

The 2-1 win for Morocco over Canada means they finished as leaders in group F with seven points and did not lose any game.

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World Cup: Morocco join Super Eagles of Nigeria in landing prestigious records. Photo by Natalia KOLESNIKOVA
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Last time Morocco topped their group in the World Cup was in the year 1986.

According to the report on Squawka, Super Eagles of Nigeria are the other African side who have topped their group two times at the World Cup.

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When was that?

Super Eagles of Nigeria topped their group at the 1994 World Cup in the United States and 1998 edition in France.

Nigeria did not qualify for the 2022 edition of the World Cup after losing the play-offs against Ghana.

The Black Stars will play their last group game in Qatar on Friday afternoon, December 2, against Uruguay and they must avoid defeat.

Morocco set incredible record

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Morocco have set an incredible record at the 2022 World Cup following their thrilling win over Canada on Thursday evening, December 1.

The African football giants humbled Canada 2-1 in their final Group F clash staged at Al Thumama Stadium to ink their name in history books.

The win saw the Atlas Lions finish as Group F winners with seven points, two points ahead of the 2018 World Cup finalists Croatia, who had to settle for a second-place finish.

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Morocco are now the first African team to win a World Cup group this century.

The Walid Regragui-tutored side needed just four minutes after the blow of the whistle to take the lead, with Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech netting the opener.

Achraf Hakimi and En-Nesyri combined for the second, with the latter latching on to the Paris St-Germain full-back's pin-point pass to double the lead.

Canada had to rely on an own goal from Nayef Aguerd to pull one back minutes before the break.

Source: Sports Brief News