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World Cup 2022 Will Morocco bring the cup to the African continent

World Cup 2022 Will Morocco bring the cup to the African continent

World Cup 2022 Will Morocco bring the cup to the African continent The Education City Stadium in Doha witnessed the largest celebration in the world, on Tuesday evening, when Morocco beat Spain in the round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar and qualified for the quarter-finals.

Emotions overwhelmed more than 44,000 spectators who were in the match stadium, and joy exploded after Moroccan defender Ashraf Hakimi scored the last penalty shootout, announcing Morocco’s victory in the match.

 

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World Cup 2022 Will Morocco bring the cup to the African continent

World Cup 2022 Will Morocco bring the cup to the African continent?
World Cup 2022 Will Morocco bring the cup to the African continent

In Morocco, crowds poured into the streets of Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakesh, and practically every capital in Western Europe had celebrations.

World Cup 2022 Will Morocco bring the cup to the African continent After the players danced, embraced each other and cried with joy in the dressing room, coach Walid Regragui made a very important statement in his post-match press conference.

 

“At some point in Africa we have to be ambitious and why not win the World Cup, even if it will be difficult,” he said.

The announcement marked a paradigm shift in how African countries approach the World Cup, and it is fitting that it came from Regragui, who represents a paradigm shift in African coaching.

 

World Cup 2022 Will Morocco bring the cup to the African continent

The Moroccan coach’s training was not limited to the continent of Africa, where he spent his formative years coaching local football in Morocco, but he is also part of the recipients of the CAF Pro License certificate from the African Union CAF in 2018, the first group of coaches to obtain the highest coaching diploma. in football in the continent.

He represents everything that is true about African football: he is young, competent, international, fearless and has African at heart.

 

Other examples of the new African training model include Aliou Cisse, Senegalese and Algerian Djamel Belmadi, Tunisian Radhi Jaidi, and South African Benny McCarthy.

 

It is no coincidence that, for the first time, the 2022 World Cup will feature African coaches for all five African teams participating in the tournament.

 

The question now is Rerakaki right? Should Africa ask itself if it can win the World Cup?

 

As an African soccer journalist, I often dread the week before the World Cup because at least one Western reporter will ask me about Pele’s false prediction in the mid-1970s that an African team would win the tournament before 2000.

 

In the past, I would ignore the situation and answer that Pele said a lot of things that don’t necessarily mean much, and I’ll stop there. But this year I have reconsidered my no.

 

Most successful tournament ever

World Cup 2022 Will Morocco bring the cup to the African continent?
World Cup 2022 Will Morocco bring the cup to the African continent

Three Asian teams qualified for the knockout stages this year, and the World Cup in Qatar was by far the most successful tournament ever for African countries on the pitch, according to results.

 

The five African teams played 15 matches in the group stage (each team played three matches) and scored a combined 24 points, thus breaking the previous record of no more than 15 points scored by the five teams from the group stage in the 2002 World Cup.

World Cup 2022 Will Morocco bring the cup to the African continent

We have now seen Cameroon become the first African team to beat Brazil in the World Cup, Tunisia also defeat world champions France, and Morocco also become the first African team to pass the group stage with seven points.

 

Watching large numbers of Saudi, Moroccan and Tunisian fans cheer their teams to historic victories was heartening.

 

The big surprise will be on top of the “World Cup full of surprises” if Morocco can put Regragui’s words into practice and win the tournament.

 

When thinking about how strong they are in defense and how good their goalkeeper Yassine Bounou is, they will always have a chance to play in the tournament.

 

Morocco thinks they are 270 minutes away from being world champions. Maybe it’s time we believed them, too.

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Rahaf Ibrahim

A multi-disciplined content writer with a long period of work in English and Arabic content and holds a master's degree in television media.

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