The popular reception given to the Atlas Lions after their brilliant performance at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 was “incredible”, national team coach Walid Regragui said on Tuesday in Rabat.
“The popular fervor was incredible, it allows the players to take the measure of the expectations of the people”, he said in a statement to the press, at the end of the audience that King Mohammed VI reserved for members of the National Football Team, stressing that“She will push the players to always give the maximum when they wear the jersey” of the selection.
“We are proud as Moroccans of the result achieved during the World Cup”, continued the national coach, assuring that the whole team gave the maximum and that it would have liked to offer more to the Moroccans. “We are also very happy to have been received by King Mohammed VI, whom I would like to thank for all he does for us and for the people”underlined the national coach, who was decorated by the Sovereign of Ouissam Al Arch 2nd class (Commander).
The Atlas Lions, authors of a historic journey during the Qatar 2022 World Cup, were treated to a triumphant welcome in Rabat on Tuesday by thousands of effervescent supporters, who came to cheer them and celebrate as it should be. their heroic performance which will go down in the annals of international football.
Subsequently, King Mohammed VI accompanied by Heir Moulay El Hassan and Prince Moulay Rachid, received at the Throne Room at the Royal Palace in Rabat, the members of the National Football Team.
This audience reflects the great solicitude with which His Majesty the King has never ceased to surround young people and the particular interest that the Sovereign grants to the sports sector in general and to football in particular.
It follows the historic and unprecedented feat achieved by the National Team which was able to reach the semi-finals, the first and most resounding success of the kind of Moroccan, Arab and African football, during the final stages of this sporting event. world.