Ibtissam Jraidi, a forward representing the Saudi club Al-Ahli, etched her name in the annals of women’s football history on Sunday.
During Morocco’s first-ever appearance in the Women’s World Cup, Jraidi scored a decisive goal in the 6th minute of the match, securing her nation’s inaugural victory in the prestigious tournament with a 1-0 win.
The momentous goal made Jraidi the first Moroccan and Arab player to score in a Women’s World Cup match, garnering international acclaim and recognition. FIFA honored her exceptional performance by naming her the best player of the match.
Following their victory against South Korea, Morocco rose to third place in their group with 3 points, trailing behind Germany and Colombia.
The thrilling achievement has sparked pride among Moroccans as their national team makes a significant mark on the global stage.