9 records for Morocco after historic qualification for the 2022 World Cup
After beating Portugal with an unanswered goal at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar today, Saturday, the Moroccan national team achieved a series of records that accompanied their historic achievement in reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup.
Here we review a list of the most important records achieved by the “Atlas Lions” through their distinguished career in the World Cup in Qatar so far:
- 1 – Morocco became the first Arab and African team to qualify for the semi-finals of the World Cup.
2 –The Moroccan national team was the first African team to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup since 2010. It is also the fourth African team to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup, after Cameroon 1990, Senegal 2002 and Ghana. 2010.
3 –The Moroccan national team has the strongest defense at the World Cup in Qatar, according to statistics from the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA), as they have conceded only one goal since the start of the tournament.
4 – It is also the Arab team that has scored the most goals in World Cup history, with 19 goals so far.
5 – As for the coach of the Moroccan national team, Walid Rekragui, he became the first Arab and African coach to reach the semi-finals.
6 – In the Qatar 2022 World Cup, Morocco became the first Arab team to top its group twice in the World Cup, and achieved two victories in the group stage of the World Cup for the first time, and the first Arab country to obtain 7 points in the group stage.
7 – Moroccan national team player Hakim Ziyech has become the first Arab player to play 9 full World Cup matches, and has the fastest goal and the furthest goal for Arab teams (3 minutes and 30 seconds and a distance of 30.66 meters), thus becoming Morocco's third historic goalscorer.
8 – Youssef Al-Nusairi (scorer of the winning goal against Portugal) is also the first Moroccan player to score in two editions of the World Cup.
9 – Moroccan national team goalkeeper Yassin Bounou has become the first Arab goalkeeper to save two penalties in World Cup history.