The epic of the Atlas Lions during the Qatar 2022 World Cup continues to arouse the interest of the international media. In Italy, Eurosport-Italia highlighted the football renaissance in Morocco, made possible by the enlightened royal vision.
Returning to the historic feat of the Atlas Lions at the Qatari World Cup, the Italian media explained that this is the fruit of a commitment of several years, noting that the feat of Morocco in Qatar, which n t is other than the culmination of a series of investments and far-sighted management of emerging talent, has been a consecration to this great national passion.
“Morocco’s football renaissance began earlier and is not yet over,” he said, recalling that the adventure really began with the inauguration of the Mohammed VI Football Academy, born of a strong royal ambition to propel the sector.
According to the specialized site, the Academy has revived Moroccan football by identifying and training some of the best young players in the country, including Youssef En-Nesyri, Azzedine Ounahi and Nayef Aguerd.
“A few years later, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) deployed to unearth the best Moroccan talents present all over the world, especially in Europe”, he continued, citing, in this regard Soufiane Amrabat, Hakim Ziyech and Abdelhamid Sabiri.
The sports news site, which devoted a photographic report to this Moroccan passion, described the company’s attachment to football, “a center of aggregation and life”.
“In the street, in cafes, in small shops… football is breathed everywhere,” he observes.
Football and daily life in Morocco are “inextricably linked”, writes the portal, shining the spotlight, through shots taken in Casablanca and Fez, on this social reality which unites all Moroccans around the noble values of sport.
Elsewhere, the portal hailed the “insight” of coach Walid Regragui, who believed, among other things, in Walid Cheddira, who was fighting to become Serie B’s top scorer with Bari, and young goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, author of a heroic performance against Spain and with Sevilla.
As a reminder, Morocco reached the semi-finals of the Qatar World Cup 2022, eliminating Spain and Portugal respectively in the eighth and quarter-finals.