FIFA tries to censor footage of Hakimi blasting Infantino
Morocco

FIFA tries to censor footage of Hakimi blasting Infantino

FIFA is reportedly trying to cover up footage of Moroccan defender Acraf Hakimi confronting the governing body’s President Gianni Infantino after the third-place playoff against Croatia on Saturday evening at the Khalifa International stadium. Morocco were furious and were left frustrated with some of decision making from Qatari referee Abdulrahman Al-Jassim. FIFA, however, are trying […]

Morocco

/ 43 days ago

FIFA tries to censor footage of Hakimi blasting Infantino

FIFA is reportedly trying to cover up footage of Moroccan defender Acraf Hakimi confronting the governing body’s President Gianni Infantino after the third-place playoff against Croatia on Saturday evening at the Khalifa International stadium. Morocco were furious and were left frustrated with some of decision making from Qatari referee Abdulrahman Al-Jassim. FIFA, however, are trying […]

Croatia

/ 44 days ago

Croatia beat Morocco to seal third place finish

Croatia beat Morocco 2-1 to clinch third place in the World Cup as the European side saw off the tournament’s surprise package at the Khalifa International Stadium on Saturday evening. This was Croatia’s second third place finish, their first from the 1998 World Cup when they beat Netherlands by the same score line. Frantic Opening […]

France

/ 46 days ago

France-Morocco: Reaction from global media to France's win

We almost had a World Cup Final matchup that would have guaranteed a first-time winner. Instead we have two-time champion Argentina against two-time champion France in yet another Western European-Eastern South American showdown. France is now in back-to-back finals – the first nation to do so since Brazil in 1998 and 2002. And France is […]

Morocco

/ 47 days ago

Morocco puts together historic fairytale in 2022 World Cup

Morocco was drawn into a group that many labelled them underdogs in the 2022 World Cup. The first opponent was Croatia, the runner-up of the 2018 World Cup. Then, Belgium, with its 'golden generation,' was a popular pick to advance out of the group. Finally, a hungry Canadian team that finished atop CONCACAF World Cup […]

France

/ 47 days ago

France ends Morocco run, reaches World Cup Final

France booked a spot in the 2022 World Cup Final after defeating Morocco, 2-0. The victory provides France a chance to be the first repeat World Cup champions since Brazil in 1958 and 1962. As a result Morocco, goes down to the third-place game. Still, this is the best finish for an African side at […]

Morocco

/ 51 days ago

Morocco stun Portugal to reach World Cup semi final

Morocco became the first African nation in history to qualify for the World Cup semi final as they stunned Portugal 1-0 at the Al-Thumama Stadium on Saturday night. Youssef En-Nesyri scored a brilliant header in the 42nd minute following Yahia Attiyat Allah’s looping cross from the left wing to give Morocco the lead. The African […]

Africa

/ 51 days ago

Morocco represents all Africa in World Cup 2022 semifinal

It was evening in Doha, where 44,198 fans' hearts stopped. And for all the right reasons. Youssef En-Nesyri rose above a flailing Ruben Dias and past a helpless Diogo Costa to knock in a historic Morocco goal. Morocco knocked Portugal out of the World Cup and endangered Cristiano Ronaldo's chances of winning a World Cup. […]

Morocco

/ 55 days ago

Hakimi panenka puts Morocco in the quarterfinals

Riots in Rabat. Celebrations in Casablanca. Tears of joy in Tangier. Morocco has advanced to the quarterfinals of the World Cup for the first time in its long-lived history. It would not be possible without the Herculean heroics of one Yassine Bounou. The Sevilla stopper kept multiple shots out of the Moroccan net, but it […]

Canada

/ 60 days ago

Morocco advance after solid win against Canada

Morocco moves on to play to Spain in knockout round thanks to clutch win Morocco entered Al Thumama Stadium knowing a draw against Canada would clinch a round of 16 spot. A win would give them first-place in a tight, highly-contested group. It was only natural Morocco came hunting for their three points. Canada looked […]

Belgium

/ 64 days ago

Morocco looks potent in 2-0 win over Belgium

Morocco’s surprising win over Belgium was not the biggest upset of the World Cup. In fact, it might not even be the biggest upset of the day. Yet, it figures to be one of the biggest upsets in Morocco history. It may also be one of the most influential ones as well. Morocco’s two second-half […]

Croatia

/ 68 days ago

Morocco holds for draw against Croatia in World Cup

In the first half, things seemed at least somewhat even between Morocco and Croatia in their World Cup opener. Croatia threatened Morocco keeper Yassine Bounou from long range as usual. Luka Modric had to be tightly marked several yards away from the goal, and his midfield partner Ivan Perisic's outside-the-box screamer cleared the crossbar by […]