Moroccan Fans Celebrate Historic Win In World Cup 2022
Moroccan fans celebrate historic win in World Cup 2022. At the Al Thumama stadium, there was a deafening noise that was a combination of elation and disbelief, tears, hugs, and smiles.
Fans in Morocco had long imagined that they would witness something like this, but few anticipated that it would actually take place.
Their team is the first Arab and African side to make it to the semi-finals of the World Cup, so they have made history with that accomplishment. They were victorious over yet another preseason favorite, Portugal.
A moment of tremendous significance for the continent and the region.
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Both on the field and in the stands, the tension could be felt to a great degree. When their team scored, the supporters of Morocco shouted "seer," which means "go ahead" in Arabic, and let out a massive cheer.
Soufiane Megrini told:
This is a night that I'm going to tell my children and grandchildren about. Morocco made us proud. We're proud of our team and our coach.
- Soufiane Megrini
Soufiane expressed how moved he was by the overwhelming support shown by the Arab community for his team.
He said that some spectators from other Arab countries had wanted to take part in the chants, even though they found the Moroccan dialect difficult to understand, and they had asked how to pronounce the words.
They were standing next to us... they were singing Moroccan songs.
- Soufiane Megrini
The history of Morocco's participation in the World Cup is told in large part through its flags.
The tall building outside is emitting a red glow, and in the center is a green star. Fans carried flags from a variety of countries in addition to the red and green of Morocco, including Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Egypt, Palestine, Qatar, and Jordan.
Doha is currently hosting thousands of fans who have traveled from all over the Arab world to be here.
Many people have told us that they have switched their tickets each time Morocco has come out on top. There is a possibility that some people will have to switch them once more in order to see their team compete in another historic match.
The day before the game, Zineb Aklikm and her husband Aziz Benyahya traveled all the way to Doha from their home in Morocco. They didn't bring their two-month-old baby with them when they left the house.
As a mother, I feel guilty. But I'll tell him about tonight. I don't think we actually realize what just happened. We were witnessing history.
- Zineb Aklikm
Mohammed Rizki was beaming from ear to ear as he animatedly spoke, the fringes of his traditional Moroccan hat moving in rhythm with his words.
I can't really describe it. It's a mix of feelings. We're so happy about the win and excited for what's coming.
- Mohammed Rizki
This is a monumental occasion in Moroccan athletic history. It is the best performance in the history of this team, but its significance extends far beyond the sport of football. This is a moment that an entire continent and a whole region desperately needed to feel collective joy and pride.
More importantly, this is a moment that has shifted the way Arab and African teams are viewed not only in the eyes of European and South American squads but also in the eyes of their own crowds. This is a moment that has shifted the way that Arab and African teams are viewed.
Aside from the video of Morocco's team celebrating after the game, the video of Cristiano Ronaldo crying as Portugal was eliminated from the competition was one of the videos that went viral after the game.
Morocco World Cup History
In the years 1970, 1986, 1994, 1998, 2018, and 2022, Morocco will compete in the final round of the FIFA World Cup, making this the country's sixth appearance in the tournament's latter stages.
Their best performance to date has been at the World Cup in 2022, where they made it all the way to the semifinals.
After claiming victory over Portugal on the 10th of December 2022, Morocco became the first African national team to advance to the semifinals of the World Cup. Portugal was Morocco's opponent in the match.
What we want now is the cup. We're not here just to be in the competition. We're here to win.
- Mohammed Rizki
One of the spectators stated that this is a moment of "confidence" because it enables them to compete on an equal level with the titans of this game and establish themselves as genuine contenders and a formidable force.