#FIFAWC2022: Morocco’s second historic qualification to the round of 16

Morocco is the second African country after Nigeria to top a group at the World and second African country to sail through to the last 16 at the 2022 Qatar expedition. Interesting of all, the Atlas Lions of Morocco last qualifed in 1986  for the last round of 16.

The North African state overpowered 2018 semi finalist, Croatia and the world cup favourites Belgium in Group F to enjoy leadership with 7 points, Luka Modric’s side qualifies at second place with 6 points while Canada and Belgium bow out of the competition

Morocco kicked off the competitions with a goalless first group match against Croatia to seal an entry deal in Qatar with one point. The Red Devils fell off their hands in the second round set of games on a score of 2-0.

Indeed, Belgium one of the World favourites, ranked amongst the five best in the world of football was left wanting during the game, a situation that left football lovers and fans in Belgium angry.

Morocco’s qualification brings hope to the four other African ambassadors still in the tournament. The number of the teams to sail through to the round of 16 may be quite impressive this time around.

Senegal is already up the ladder with six points, the reigning African Champions clamped down host, Qatar and latin American side Ecuador but failed to outplay Netherlands at group games.

Ghana is up next against Uruguay in a very decisive match. A win or a draw for Ghana will see the Black Stars on her way to the round of 16. The boys of Otto Addo edged South Korea 3-2 in a very flaring game to grab three points after failing off the hands of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.

As it stands, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will have to defeat, the Selecao of Brazil in their day-3 outing at the 80.000 seater capacity Lusail stadium or bow out of the tournament.

Rigobert Song and his boys managed just a draw was Dragan Stojkovic’s boy to earn them spoils on both ends

Cameroon played a 1-0  game with Switzerland in their first Group G match at the Al Janoub stadium. The defeat cost them a lot as they will have win over Brazil or exit the 2022 World Cup

Benly Anchunda in Doha, Qatar

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