Morocco coach Walid Regragui stated his group “can do something” on the World Cup after their shock 2-0 victory over Belgium on Sunday. w. Late targets from Abdelhamid Sabiri and Zakaria Aboukhlal on the Al Thumama Stadium secured Morocco their first World Cup win in 24 years. “We all know if you happen to do not give one hundred pc it is unattainable to win,” Regragui instructed a press convention.
“However with these followers, with these gamers and this spirit we will do something.
“The competitors just isn’t over, we have now to get well shortly for the sport towards Canada. Hopefully we will get a superb end result for the qualification.”
All 5 African groups had been dumped out within the group stage in Russia 4 years in the past however Morocco joined Senegal in successful their second match in Qatar.
The Atlas Lions sit high of the group, having additionally held 2018 runners-up Croatia to a goalless draw.
“We will nonetheless be higher,” stated Regragui, who solely took over as coach from the sacked Vahid Halilhodzic in August.
“I am not proud of 4 factors, I would like greater than that. I need to qualify.
“In fact it is going to be harder if we get to the knockout stage however that is the extent I need to get to.
“We have matched two of the very best groups on the planet.”
The sport began in weird style for Morocco, with goalkeeper Yassine Bounou asking to be withdrawn from the group after the nationwide anthems.
Regragui stated the Sevilla stopper had suffered an harm in direction of the top of Croatia recreation and felt one thing within the warm-up.
Munir El Kajoui took his place and made some essential saves to maintain a clear sheet.
“Munir did a fantastic job. I’ve nice gamers. They take heed to the directions and so they battle with all of their coronary heart,” added Regragui.
“Preserve centered, hold constructive and we are going to get nice outcomes.”
Morocco had been roared on by the overwhelming majority of the group in Doha.
“The Moroccan public is unimaginable. It’s a individuals who love soccer,” stated midfielder Selim Amallah, who was born in Belgium and performs his membership soccer for Commonplace Liege.
“That is additionally why we play onerous. We play for our nation, we play for the Moroccan folks and we hope to make them proud.
“Within the second half, we acquired the higher of this Belgian group. We confirmed that we may play soccer too.”
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