How did Morocco qualify for the FIFA World Cup?

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Morocco will compete in the World Cup finals for the second time in a row in Qatar 2022. Many of the disqualified African teams such as Egypt, Nigeria and Algeria were dreaming of the fate of the “comfortable” road prepared for the Moroccan national team.

Achraf Hakimi from Morocco
© Fran Santiago/Getty ImagesAchraf Hakimi from Morocco

Morocco He will play at six world Cup in Qatar 2022. After missing the final stage of the tournament for 20 years (1998 to 2018), they will participate for the second time in a row. Morocco It has the historical distinction of being the first African country to win a game in world Cup. It happened in 1986 in Mexico when they were defeated Portugal (3-1) at the Estadio Tres de Marzo in Zapopan.

The black atlas best performance in world Cup That was exactly 1986. Surprisingly, Morocco Won Group F against three European enemies: EnglandPoland and Portugal. In the round of 16, they were eliminated 1-0 by West Germany in Monterey. In the remainder of the World Cup finals they played, Morocco did not make it past the group stage.

to me World Cup 2022 in QatarWalid Rekraki’s team is part of F . group with BelgiumCanada and Croatia. They will have a really tough task ahead of them in order to secure a place in the Round of 16. Domestically, although many are expecting more titles, Morocco won in African Nations Cup Only once: 1976.

How Morocco qualified for Qatar 2022?

Given their FIFA World Ranking, Morocco He avoided the first stage of the playoffs and had a lot of luck in the second round draw. The Moroccan national team won easily F . group Against Guinea-Bissau, Guinea and Sudan. There was absolutely no problem at that point. Six wins in six games, 20 goals scored and only one goal given that the opponents were very weak.

In the third and final round, Morocco We got lucky again in the lottery. While the other four series were really tough competitions, Morocco had no problems sending Democratic Republic of the Congo. The aggregate score was 5-2 after losing 4-1 in the second leg, which was held in Casablanca.

though Morocco They got their ticket to Qatar 2022 Fair and square, it is also true that they may have obtained the easiest path to world Cup In the entire qualification process in Africa. Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo represent a path that has eliminated teams like EgyptAlgeria, Nigeria Or Ivory Coast will sign in a minute.

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