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WC 2022: Showers of Love, Praise Pouring on Morocco Despite Defeat

They may have fallen short of breaking another record and reaching the final of the World Cup, but the Moroccan team have been widely praised and showered with love for their remarkable journey at Qatar 2022

Morocco’s campaign came to a painful end on Wednesday following their defeat to the defending champion, France.

English YouTuber Chunkz and Mesut Ozil, the German footballer, also spoke of the pride the Atlas Lions had given so many.

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Morocco no doubt have made history and generated an outpouring of pride among Arab and African nations.

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Abdel, who travelled form Morocco to watch this game told The Wire, “the Arab world has never been more united, the compassion and togetherness has never been seen in history. Everyone wanted us to win.”

“I’m from Jordan and I travelled over from Dubai to cheer for Morocco. It has united all the countries in the Arab region,” Reema, a Jordanian fan, added.

Ali, another fan from Egypt, said “because we are Muslim and Arab we must support each other. It doesn’t matter that they didn’t win. Thank you Morocco!”

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United States website Bleacher Report, United Kingdom-based Goal magazine, and ESPN spoke for many when reflecting on events after the game.

Morocco will be back in action on Saturday in the third-place playoff before they head home.