Morocco made history on Tuesday, becoming the first African team to reach the knockout stage of the Women’s World Cup. The Atlas Lionesses defeated Canada 2-1 in a thrilling match in Rabat, Morocco.
The Moroccans got off to a dream start, taking the lead in the 18th minute through Ghizlane Chebbak. Canada equalized in the 67th minute through Julia Grosso, but Morocco scored the winner in the 83rd minute through Fatima Tagnaouti.
The win means that Morocco will now face Norway in the round of 16. Norway is one of the favorites to win the tournament, but Morocco will be confident of causing an upset.
This is a historic achievement for Moroccan football. The team has been on an incredible journey, and they have inspired people all over the country. This is a moment to celebrate, and it is a sign of things to come for Moroccan women’s football.
Here are some additional details about the match:
- The match was played at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, Morocco.
- The attendance was 45,000.
- The match was refereed by Stéphanie Frappart of France.
Here are some quotes from the players:
- “This is a dream come true,” said Chebbak. “We have worked so hard for this, and we are so proud to have made history.”
- “We are not finished yet,” said Tagnaouti. “We want to go further in the tournament.”
- “This is a great day for Moroccan football,” said Morocco coach Reynald Pedros. “We have made the country proud.”