The qualification of the Atlas Lions in the semi-finals of the Qatar 2022 World Cup continues to arouse reactions. For the American Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, “Africa is making history”.
“On the eve of the 2022 USA-Africa Leaders’ Summit (scheduled for next week in Washington, Editor’s note), I congratulate the Atlas Lions on their victory today”, becoming the first African and Arab team to reach the semis. -World Cup finals, wrote the head of American diplomacy on his Twitter account.
Africa making history and leading on and off the field. On the eve of the the #USAfricaLeadersSummit22I congratulate @In Moroccotea #AtlasLionson their win today and becoming the first African and Arab team to ever reach the semi-finals of the @FIFAWorldCup. #DimaMaghrib
—Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) December 10, 2022
He further indicated that Africa is making history on the ground and beyond.
Note that the men of Walid Regragui qualified for the semi-finals of the football high mass by beating Portugal by 1 goal to 0, Saturday at the al-Thumama stadium.
The winning goal for the Atlas Lions was scored by Youssef En-Nesyri in the 42′.
The Moroccan selection will face France for a place in the final on Wednesday December 14 at 8:00 p.m. at Stade al-Bayt.