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Moroccans celebrate national team’s World Cup victory over Spain

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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: Moroccan supporters celebrate victory as Morocco qualified for 2022 FIFA World Cup quarterfinals after beating Spain on penalties during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Round of 16 match between Morocco and Spain at Mercator Square in Amsterdam, Netherlands on December 06, 2022. (Selman Aksünger - Anadolu Agency)
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Dec 07, 2022 - 08:56 AM

ANKARA (AA) – Moroccans took to the streets as their country qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup quarterfinals after beating Spain 3-0 on penalties Tuesday night.

Thousands of people poured into the streets of the capital Rabat and other cities across the country including Casablanca, Marrakesh, Fes and Agadir and celebrated the national team’s victory over Spain.

Moroccan fans who came to the Qatari capital Doha to support their national team organized victory celebrations, chanting for their squad and singing the national anthem.

Neither team was able to break the deadlock for the first 45 minutes at Education City Stadium.

Despite efforts by both sides in the second half, neither national team was able to produce a goal and the match went to extra time.

The Round of 16 match finished 0-0 after extra time, so a penalty shootout decided the winning team.

Morocco will face the winner of the Portugal vs. Switzerland match in the next stage.

Meanwhile, Moroccan King Mohammed VI congratulated the members of the national team for their historic qualification to the quarterfinals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, according to the national news agency MAP.

King Mohammed spoke on the phone with the President of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, Fouzi Lekjaa, and the head coach of the national team, Walid Regragui, and expressed his sincere congratulations to the players and technical and administrative staff, the agency added.

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