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Morocco reaches World Cup quarter-finals

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 08:35, 7 December 2022  
Morocco reaches World Cup quarter-finals

Morocco has reached the FIFA 2022 World Cup quarter-finals after a 3-0 penalty win over Spain.

They will play with Portugal.

Tied at 0-0 after 120 minutes, the match needed to be decided on penalties where Morocco beat Spain 3-0 at Education City Stadium on Tuesday.

The game moved to 30 minutes of extra time and will proceed to a penalty shoot out if the teams fail to score in the stipulated additional time.

Pablo Sarabia, Carlos Soler, and Sergio Busquets were all denied by Yassine Bounou and it was left to Achraf Hakimi to convert the decisive kick for Walid Regragui's men.

Spain faced a similar situation in the 2018 World Cup when it was eliminated in the Round of 16 against Russia. Koke and Iago Aspas missed their spot kicks as the host won the shoot out 4-3.

Spain has seen its fate decided by penalties on three more occasions at the World Cup. The first one came in 1986 when it lost to Belgium in the quarter final.
 

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