Moroccan King Mohammed VI extended an official invitation to all the mothers of the Moroccan national team players, in order to participate in the honoring ceremony, which he will dedicate - tomorrow, Tuesday - to the "Atlas Lions" players, in celebration of their great achievement in the World Cup in Qatar, and their fourth place in the World Cup.
The Moroccan national team achieved the best participation in the history of Arab and African football in the history of the World Cup, by reaching the semi-finals and defeating France 0-2, after they won the previous stations against giant European teams, starting with Belgium in the first round, then Spain and Portugal in the knockout rounds.
Mama Karima, the mother of the Moroccan player Bilal Al-Khanous, a professional in the ranks of the Belgian team Khink, revealed that she, along with the mothers of the Moroccan national team players, will be guests of the royal palace during the ceremony that will be held in Rabat, in honor of the "Lions" elements.
Moroccan national team star Ashraf Hakimi kisses his mother's head after the victory over Spain (French)
In a statement to the Belgian website (hbvl), Karima said: "We were supposed to be in Belgium now after the Moroccan participation in the World Cup ended, but King Mohammed VI insisted that we, the mothers of the players, also attend on this occasion."
The spokeswoman herself expressed her great happiness with this gesture on the part of the Moroccan monarch, and said: "The involvement of the players' mothers in this ceremony is a wonderful gesture on the part of the king. I am very happy."
The statement of the player’s mother, Bilal Al-Khanous, comes at a time when the pioneers of social networking sites in Morocco circulated a video clip showing the mother of Moroccan star Hakim Ziyech, the English Chelsea player, as she toured the capital, Rabat, waiting for her son to come from Qatar, and her participation in the aforementioned ceremony.
This morning, Bab Al Hadd in the Moroccan city of Rabat..
🛑 The mother of the Moroccan lion, Hakim Ziyash.
- HASSAN 🇲🇦 (@HMeghribi) December 19, 2022
And Ziyash's mother - who resides in the Netherlands - appeared surrounded by three members of the Moroccan security forces - (the Auxiliary Forces) - while many passers-by tried to take pictures with her, and she also received greetings from the Moroccans who praised her son's level in this tournament.
The mothers of the Moroccan players caught the eye in the World Cup in Qatar, after they appeared on more than one occasion after each match and a Moroccan victory, starting with Hakimi's famous kiss to his mother after the Portugal match, and ending with the dance of joy that gathered Sofiane Boufal with his mother on the field after the Portugal match.
In the same context, the Ministry of Royal Palaces, Ceremonies and Decorations announced the Royal Palace's readiness to allocate a reception worthy of the team's achievement in the "World Cup Qatar", based on instructions from King Mohammed VI.
And a statement by the ministry said, "In this context, the national team will enjoy a great popular and public reception, since its arrival at Rabat-Salé Airport, at around five o'clock in the evening, passing through Hassan II Street, November 16 Square, Chellah Square, King Hussein Square and then Mohammed V Street." Al-Barid Square, Mohammed V Square, January 11 Square, Moulay El Hassan Street, Bab Al-Sufara, all the way to the Royal Palace, where the members of the national team will receive a royal high reception, in celebration and appreciation of this great historical achievement.
The Moroccan national team made history in the Qatar World Cup (Reuters)
It is noteworthy that immediately after the third-place match against Croatia, the King of Morocco sent a telegram of congratulations to the members of the Moroccan national football team, on the occasion of the "unprecedented historic achievement in the 2022 Qatar World Cup," according to a communiqué from the Royal Moroccan Court.
And the royal message stated, “We followed with great pleasure and joy your brilliant path in the 2022 FIFA World Cup competitions in the sisterly State of Qatar, where you deservedly managed to reach the semi-finals, in the first and most splendid brilliance of its kind for Moroccan, Arab and African football, in the finals of this event.” global sports.