Morocco knock Spain out on penalties to succeed in historic quarter-finals

Underdogs Morocco knocked out Spain and have become the primary Arab nation to succeed in the World Cup quarter-finals. 

The 2 groups performed out a draw after 120 minutes, with Spain having extra of the ball however Morocco creating the higher openings. till the Atlas Lions received 3-0 within the penalties. 

Walid Regragui’s aspect will face Portugal in what’s uncharted territory for them, with their earlier finest being a last-16 exit in 1986.

After objectives from Abdelhamid Sabiri and Hakim Ziyech, PSG defender Achraf Hakimi stepped up and scored the successful purpose with a pleasant chip.

Spain coach Luis Enrique had claimed his gamers ready by taking 1,000 penalties as homework however Pablo Sarabia, Carlos Soler and Sergio Busquets all missed from the spot and Madrid-born Hakimi dinked his house to the delight of Morocco’s raucous help.

Spain had been hoping they may repeat their 2010 World Cup triumph after reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2020, the place they have been additionally overwhelmed on penalties by Italy.

Morocco will subsequent face Portugal within the quarter-finals.

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