Morocco’s women soccer team qualifying for FIFA Women’s World Cup’sc(FIFAWWC) round of 16 will go down in soccer history as the first team to progress beyond the group stage in its first appearance at a World Cup, according to Spain’s Teledeporte.
Earlier in the day, Morocco’s national team had secured a 1-0 victory against Colombia on Group H’s 3rd Matchday in Perth, Australia.
Described as a “heroic, tough, and well-organized team,” Morocco’s triumph has been hailed as one of the World Cup’s great surprises, beating Colombia and driving out Germany, a two-time World Cup champion, from the competition, the same source commented.
Following a rocky start, Moroccan women’s football team demonstrated their resilience with an impressive comeback, after losing to Germany by 6 goals, securing victories against South Korea (1-0) and Colombia by the same scoreline.
Spanish sports television acknowledges their “richly deserved” qualification for the next stage of the World Cup, which adds to the remarkable achievements of Moroccan football on the global stage this year.
“The Moroccan team has a clear head. It takes advantage of its technical capabilities and the potential of its players to dominate its opponents,” emphasized Teledeporte, highlighting the team’s fighting spirit and strong sense of solidarity among the national eleven.
National head coach Reynald Pedros has succeeded in putting together a “homogeneous team with players from abroad and local players, a group that works as a whole,” underlined the spanish media.
Morocco, thus, is the first Arab team to take part in a Women’s World Cup finals, after qualifying second in Group H behind Colombia (6 points each) thanks to goal-average.