The dream of Morocco has no limits. There isn’t any ceiling for this choice. What was the enjoyment for the meritorious group stage of the ultimate part of the World Cup in Qatar has turn out to be the good feat of the championship.
The ‘lions of the Atlas’, the workforce from probably the most humble and long-suffering nation, the workforce insulted as a multinational, the workforce from there and from right here, that of Achraf Hakimi and the hug of his mom within the stands, that of the large goalkeeper Bono , that of the exalted En-Nesyri, that of the thousands and thousands of Moroccans in Europe, that of your complete Maghreb, from Morocco to Libya, and the Arab world as an entire, the African one, is within the semifinals. On their very own deserves, they’ve left the Portuguese workforce behind on this Saturday of glory, which has crashed time and again in opposition to the wall of the Moroccan gamers. History. Happiness.
As it’s an unpublished script, we have no idea what can proceed to be written in what stays of the World Cup, nor do we all know, with out even anticipating Wednesday, on this December Saturday evening that appears infinite. The rain, which was missing in Morocco – and continues to take action – has not stopped falling all week however has taken pity on the afternoon, and the clear skies of Rabat additionally rejoice the glory of the nationwide workforce.
The middle of Rabat, like that of Marrakech, like these of Tangier, Fez, Oujda, Dakhla, Tetouan or Casablanca, is a human tide that sings and dances like by no means earlier than. No, it isn’t that Moroccans go downtown to rejoice, it is that they take every part, the road is all theirs. The drones have given us as of late stamps for historical past in all these locations of Arab, mountainous, Majzenian, Berber, Riffian, coastal, Saharawi Morocco. Five soccer matches which have executed extra for the unity of the nation than sixty years of independence.
No grudges or violence; there was no hint in these lands of the episodes of vandalism which were registered in vacation spot cities of Maghreb emigration in Belgium, France or the Netherlands. Just 4 days in the past, the King of Morocco, Mohamed VI, stunned everybody by taking to the streets of downtown Rabat wearing a crimson Moroccan workforce shirt, to the shock and delight of the residents. Will he shock him once more tonight?
“Tonight historical past has been made. And this isn’t the tip of the dream. Our goals have solely simply begun. We are not the helpless workforce with out potentialities. We have proven that we’re a soccer nation and that we should win the soccer World Cup like every other workforce. The unimaginable just isn’t for Morocco and we’re already within the semifinals”, the director of the Moroccan digital Morocco World News Adnane Bennis proudly affirms. “With the identical self-discipline, endurance, resilience and religion in ourselves, the Moroccan workforce can now beat every other this yr. We have reached soccer maturity: now we have now the capability to win and never simply to have a very good time. We symbolize African and Arab nations. We are able to make historical past”, concludes the Moroccan journalist from the middle of Rabat.
“We are going to win this World Cup”, dares Fouad, a younger Rabatí, to precede this medium. There aren’t any limits for this workforce, which has already left the 2 Iberian neighbors behind within the knockout part, and, a priori, superior powers in soccer, Spain and Portugal. Interestingly, Morocco has been beating, soccer paradoxes, the nationwide groups of the international locations that obtain probably the most emigrants from this nation, similar to Canada, Belgium or Spain, placing many kids on each shores with the issue of selecting a mom or father. “I’m very, very joyful, it’s a historic classification. I’m pleased with this workforce and its coach. We wanted this victory and this pleasure. Right now, every part is already doable”, the sports activities journalist Souad el Kamari, who loved this historic afternoon in Fez, instructed NIUS.
The Spanish additionally rejoice
Having overcome the unhealthy style of the elimination of La Roja final Tuesday, the Spanish residents in Rabat, who aren’t few, rejoice Morocco’s victory tonight just like the others. Sincerely and heartfelt. “All of Africa was with Morocco, and naturally the Spanish, at the least most of them, too,” says Alberto Hernández, a professor on the Cervantes Institute of Morocco in Rabat who lives within the neighboring metropolis of Kenitra. Like him, there was no scarcity of Spaniards who’ve adopted the conflict between Morocco and Portugal this Saturday, and so they principally went with the North Africans, in cafes and bars within the metropolis.
Omar, who just isn’t Spanish however expresses himself in a really dignified Castilian, factors out to NIUS the keys to this pleasure: “I’m nonetheless processing it, I do not imagine it. The Moroccans wanted it. The individuals of Morocco wanted a second like this. This is why soccer is so cherished right here. For his means to carry happiness to individuals like this”.
The get together will proceed for at the least 4 extra days. Of course, Saturday’s has solely simply begun. Croatia, France. What distinction does it make. Popular and Arabic songs sound within the bars, too
latinas. The crimson and inexperienced of the colours of Morocco is claimed on shirts and faces. The get together can also be dotted with the crimson and black and inexperienced of the Palestinian flags. “There is one factor I like about soccer in Morocco and that’s that different issues are mentioned and claimed within the stadiums that Moroccans on the road don’t dare to ask for,” a journalist from our nation admits to this medium.
Deep down we imagine that the Moroccan individuals hope that this ephemeral sporting glory will serve to enhance issues, and bettering issues signifies that their day-to-day life within the coming winter, within the spring that can flourish later, will probably be higher than the arduous and unsure current. Because the issues of this nation will persist tomorrow Sunday and Wednesday if even the ‘lions’ obtain the insanity of the move to the ultimate. No one dares to place limits on this workforce of courageous males within the unusual and stunning soccer World Cup in Qatar. The Maghreb, Africa, the Arab world, no matter these forgotten areas of the planet are, impatiently await the referee’s whistle on Wednesday.