Morocco National Team gets heroic welcome by thousands of fans in Rabat upon return to Morocco. Players went for an open bus parade in the city after ending up fourth in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
It ended up fourth in the tournament. The team received humongous support from across the Muslim world. It became the first Muslim and African nation to reach the semi-final of the FIFA World Cup. The team was greeted by thousands of fans standing in the streets.
Even King Muhammad also joined the fans in celebrating the victory on the streets. Moroccan National Team was presented with officer status, the third-highest award. King Muhammad was seen wearing the team’s jersey.
Croatia had beaten Morocco to get third place in the tournament. The coach of the Moroccan National Football team Regragui said that he is proud of his team. ‘Before the tournament, we were given a 0.01 percent chance of doing this, and we got to the last four,’ Regragui said.
Morocco’s World Cup heroes arrive home after making history as the first African team to reach the semifinals 🎆 pic.twitter.com/Ih4IpuOLbr
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Morocco receives a hero's welcome in Rabat, becoming the first African team to reach Semifinals at the World Cup 🇲🇦 🏆 pic.twitter.com/26127F2mU0
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The Morocco 🇲🇦 team returns home to a hero’s welcome. pic.twitter.com/YyMeIYSSwo
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‘We are now one of the top four teams in the world, and if you had told me that before the tournament I would have taken it. I would not have changed anything,’ he added.
Karima Al Khannous, mother of Bilal El Khannous said that King had asked that mothers should be present at the reception. “Normally we would be home by now, but the King insisted that the players’ mothers should also be present at the ceremony,” she said to the Belgian newspaper.
Karima said that they will fly back home on Tuesday. “It is about time because we have been away from home for a month now.”
“Bilal is supposed to fly with us so that he can join KRC Genk again on Tuesday,” she added. “Who knows, maybe he will even play against Anderlecht on Wednesday.”