Moroccan national football coach Walid Rekragui said, on Tuesday, that his team will play against France, to qualify for the final match in the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
This came in a press conference held by Regragui before the Moroccan national team’s match, “The Atlas Lions”, against its French counterpart, “The Cocks”, scheduled for Wednesday.
He added, “We played a number of matches and every time they expect us to be eliminated, but I am still here, and we dream of winning the World Cup.”
Rekragui described the match as “difficult against the defending champions and the best team and coach in the world.”
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And he added, “We will continue to play with ambition, trying to create a surprise again, and why not qualify for the final match.”
He pointed out, “There are many injured, but they are recovering.. We came here to change the mentality, especially on the continent, which is what I told the players about. Many say we have reached the semi-finals and we have had enough, and this is not our opinion.”
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 World Cup, with a goal scored by Youssef Al-Nusairi in the 42nd minute of the quarter-final match.
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.