Morocco’s win over Belgium at the Qatar world cup 2022 on Sunday has been noted as the first win of a north African country since the 1998 match against Scotland. The match was fired with moroccos surprise strike of 2-0 which guaranteed a place for the team in the last 16. It was the second-half goals from Abdelhamid Sabiri and Zakaria Aboukhlal that changed the course of the game leading the north Africans to the group F with four points.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum the ruler of Dubai celebrated this extraordinary and historic win along with the crowned prince and his beloved son Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum. Monarch, vice president and prime minister of Dubai his highness sheikh Muhammed bespoken this win as ‘Arab joy’ and ‘pride of all Arabs.
Moroccos win Against Belgium
Not only the monarch but the crown prince sheikh Hamdan praised the achievement of the team members as heroic and even twittered calling them the appellation ‘atlas lions’. He open-heartedly congratulated saying that they made all Arabs happy with the outcome and that they earn this victory. The Al Thumama stadium in Doha, Qatar witnessed a tremendous game after Saudi Arabia and Japan match.
This match is marked in history since they left the 2018 tournament with a single point. Their first win at a world cup after a span of 24 years was much celebrated by the Moroccan fans inside the Al Thumama stadium. At the end of the match, the Moroccan fans greeted the prince of Dubai for his interaction and they celebrated the goals of Aabiri and Aboukhlal. Both the ruler sheikh Muhammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and price Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed al Maktoum tweeted their joy that fueled the spirits of Moroccan fans.
During the first half, the Moroccan team seemed delighted and was surrounded by the applause of their fans. However, they were under great pressure which led them to establish perfect game strategies and counterattacks focusing on one of the main threats in the Belgium team Hakim Ziyech. Team morocco was looking safe when Eden Hazard became feeble. The free kick fired by Ziycch rebounded past the keeper during halftime clearly led to the defeat of Kevin De Bruyn of Belgium.
Throughout the match, The Moroccan team was extremely wise in using their chances. Belgium players were caught between the chaos and Martinez replaced Youri Tielemans and Dries Mertens with Amadou Onana and Eden Hazard. All in all the match went out of expectations and the whole world was stunned watching the performance of the Moroccan players that even caught the attention of the Dubai rulers. The public appreciation they received from the rulers has now become the talk of the town and created a lot of traffic on the social media platform namely Twitter.
Furthermore, the Moroccan football team have been ranked as the 22 nd best national team in the world as per the latest surveys. Their 2-0 win against Belgium is a remarkable breakthrough in the history of Moroccan football and in the FIFA World Cup of 2022. Considering the players, the heated atmosphere inside the Al Thumama stadium pushed the Moroccan players to showcase their finest skills. Moroccan coach Walid Regragui and Morocco team captain Romain Saiss both worked together to boost up the team members which led to the ultimate accomplishment. The re-entering of the Moroccan team after the turbulence is truly credited to the team coach Walid who was appointed just three months prior to the world cup. Within a short pace, he managed to mould the team according to his unbroken game plans.