FIFA World Cup 2022: Morocco coach Walid Regragui was over the moon after his staff beat Spain 3-0 on penalties and superior to the quarterfinals.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Dec 7, 2022 01:23 IST
FIFA WC 2022: They didn’t impose any hazard, says Morocco coach after beating Spain. Courtesy: AP
By India Today Web Desk: Morocco coach Walid Regragui stated that his staff was conscious of Spain’s game-plan of placing strain on the opposition by means of ball possession. On Tuesday, December 6, Morocco beat Spain 3-0 on penalties in an exciting Round of 16 match at Education Stadium.
It additionally occurred to be the primary time that Morocco went by means of to the final eight within the historical past of the FIFA World Cup. Abdelhamid Sabiri, Hakim Ziyech and Achraf Hakimi scored within the penalty shootout to take Morocco previous the end line.
Badr Benoun missed for Morocco, however it didn’t make a lot of a distinction. Yassine Bounou additionally starred for Morocco as he saved three targets within the shootout from Sergio Busquets, Carlos Soler and Pablo Sarabia.
“We fought and made the Moroccan people happy, we made history and Morocco deserve it, Moroccan people made us united on the pitch,” Regragui was quoted as saying to Bein Sports.
“We honoured the Arab and African football, coach Regragui gave us the confidence that we needed in this game, a big boost in morale,” he stated.
“We knew that Spain depend on their ball possession and we played with that in mind. They didn’t impose any danger,” Regragui added.
Morocco at the moment are scheduled to lock horns with both Switzerland or Portugal within the quarterfinal. Earlier, Morocco superior to solely their second World Cup quarters after the primary method again in 1986. They are additionally the one African and Arab staff which is alive within the multi-nation mega occasion in Qatar.
Dec 7, 2022