The Moroccans, led by their coach Walid Rekragui (passed by TFC between 1999 and 2001) and in their ranks, Violet striker Zakaria Abu Khalal, dreamed of dropping the Portuguese from Cristiano Ronaldo, who is still on the bench. They achieved the feat, winning 1-0.
It was a historic day for Morocco. Moroccan football players played on Saturday (December 10th) in the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the first World Cup quarter-final in their history.
Opponent: Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo. The quintuple Ballon d’Or, as in the round of 16 against Switzerland, was benched at kick-off.
These players from Morocco dream of reviving football history a little more. Coach Walid Regragui’s men, who passed through TFC between 1999 and 2001, achieved the feat of eliminating Spain in the Round of 16 (on penalties) after finishing first in their qualifying group.
A meeting, contested only four days before, during which much of the refugee influx left. Their physical fatigue may be great this Saturday.
The Portuguese also played on Tuesday, but his qualification was much calmer, as he dominated Switzerland with 6 goals to 1. The meeting during which Cristiano Ronaldo was put on the bench by the coach was like this on Saturday.