Moroccans Proud Despite Losing to France at World Cup
Moroccan community in Mississauga has expressed their pride over their national performance in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar despite their loss to France on Wednesday 2/0.
France will play Argentina in the 2022 World Cup final after the reigning champions defeated Morocco.
Theo Hernández scored on five minutes with an acrobatic finish, with substitute Randal Kolo Muani tapping home late on as France reached its fourth World Cup final just four years after winning in Russia.
Morocco became the first African team in World Cup history to reach the semifinals following a victory against Portugal last week.
“We have won already,” Mohamed Yassin told Media in Toronto. “Morocco leaves the competition knowing it has achieved more than just success on the pitch. We have reached to very far and we could we do more, but maybe next time”. He expressed pride and happiness over what the Atlas Lions have done in the tournament so far, noting that their fairy tale still going on as they have an important game next Saturday on the third place against Croatia.
And despite several close attempts by Morocco in the last minutes of the match, the Lions remained goalless at the final whistle, ending their dreams of a World Cup title and sending the defending champions to the finals against Argentina. Post-game statistics showed both teams took a roughly equal number of shots on and off goal, with Morocco dominating possession throughout the game.
Having captured the hearts and minds of the footballing world, it was a sad end to Morocco’s aspirations.