World Cup: “Who would have believed it!”, When Moroccan newspapers salute the feat of their Lions

In the streets, in the houses and, of course, in the newspapers, Moroccans savor as it should be the feat of their Atlas Lions, who fell Spain after 120 marathon minutes and a session of shots on goal brilliantly managed (0-0, 3-0 on pens). On the front page of the Arabic-speaking and French-speaking press, these are the same words, the same marks of recognition, respect and, also, ambition.

” Next ! “, thus titles the daily Morocco today, with a little witticism in mind: “the Atlas Lions have subdued El Matador”. ” Who would’ve believed that ! “, raves the daily in its columns, welcoming the selflessness and defensive rigor of Achraf Hakimi’s teammates. “Ready to leave the ball to the men of Luis Enrique, those of Walid Regragui showed unfailing stoicism and exemplary concentration to push their opponent to silence. Regragui opts for a bolt with Moroccan flavor to thwart all the designs of La Roja. »

“Bounou sends the Spaniards home”

For the other French daily The morning, Morocco enters “in the elite of the best teams in the world”. “Arrived in Qatar with the status of little thumb, the Atlas Lions defied the forecasts and succeeded in their World Cup beyond all expectations”, they believe. “With this unprecedented feat, the Atlas Lions have enabled Moroccans to experience unforgettable scenes of collective jubilation”, marked in particular by the images, relayed en masse by the local media and on social networks, of a Mohammed VI euphoric in the streets of Rabat at the wheel of his car.

The Arabic-language daily Al-Ittihad puts goalkeeper Yacine Bounou in the spotlight, carried in triumph by his teammates after his two saved shots on goal and roughly displaying the score of the penalty shootout: 0-3. In the Moroccan online media, we also salute the one who was elected man of the match. “Bounou, the nightmare of the Spaniards”, title as follows L’Opinionwhereas The 360° Sports title of an article: “Bounou sends the Spaniards home”.

Now, place following the competition. The Arabic-language daily Al-Alam wants to be optimistic, with an ambitious “Yes, we can”, in English in the front page of its edition of the day. In its online edition, The morning welcomes the future adversary of the Moroccans with the following promise: “After Spain, the Lions direct their claws towards Portugal”.


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