12/6/2022, 6:47 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Morocco surprises Spain, moves into World Cup QF

Morocco beat Spain 3-0 in a penalty shootout in a surprising win to reach the quarter-final stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, following a goalless full-time that saw Luis Enrique's side struggling to live up to its reputation, and the North African team failing to cash in on multiple counterattacks.

Spain established possession early in the game, but Morocco kept finding their way through La Roja's traditional tiki-taka playing style in the first half, with Morocco's Anass Zaroury threatening the Spanish goal just minutes after Pablo Martín Páez Gavira hit the post on the other side. As the 90th minute drew closer, both teams unsuccessfully tried to bring the match to a close.

Spain missed all of their penalties, allowing Achraf Hakimi to set the final score. On December 10 Morocco will meet the winner of the Portugal v. Switzerland match that will be played later today.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / MX