Hundreds of thousands of Moroccans welcomed their country’s football team from Qatar, in the capital, Rabat, after finishing fourth in the World Cup.
According to the Anatolian correspondent, the citizens gathered along the streets through which the team’s bus passes to receive it.
And Mohammed V Street (where the parliament building) and Hassan II Street were filled with citizens carrying the Moroccan flag and the shirt of the national team, as well as the various streets linking the airport and the royal palace in Rabat, where they headed.
The players carried the Moroccan flag, chanting for their homeland, and saluting the citizens on the streets.
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The Rabat security prefecture has allocated more than 8,000 police and public forces to secure the roads and lanes that the Moroccan national team bus will take.
According to the Anatolia correspondent, quoting security sources, “the main task of these forces will be to provide a safe environment for the celebration in the best conditions, and to ensure smooth traffic and maintain the safety of citizens.”
The General Directorate of National Security said in a statement that it had “dedicated a security and safety protocol to secure the expected mass celebrations.”
Morocco succeeded in writing a new history for Arab and African football after qualifying for the semi-finals after defeating Portugal, one of the candidates to win the cup, with a goal scored by Youssef Al-Nusairi.
Morocco became the third team from outside Europe and South America to qualify for the semi-finals of the World Cup, after the United States in 1930 and South Korea in 2002.