Ukpono Anietie, PH
Morocco have qualified to the quarter-finals after winning Spain 3-0 on penalty in round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup.
Morocco become the fourth African Nation to make it to the quarter-finals after Cameroun, Senegal and Ghana did so in 1990, 2002, and 2010 respectively.
Spain dominated the game, but Morocco was well grounded to see that the match went to extra time.
Both teams had chances to kill the game in extra time.
Morocco’s Walid Cheddira spurned a big chance to score in the extra, but the strike could only hit the Unai Simon’s leg.
Sarabia gave Spain a golden chance in the second half of extra time to win the match but his effort struck the post.
In the shootout, Morroco’s goalkeeper, Bono saved all three penalties by Spain before Hakimi scored the deciding penalty to send the Atlas Lion of Morocco to their first ever quarter finals of the FIFA World Cup.
Morocco plays the winner of Switzerland or Portugal in the quarter finals of the FIFA World Cup.
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