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Hamas congratulated Morocco: "an Arab sporting achievement worthy of appreciation" | Israel today


After a dramatic victory in penalties, the Atlas Lions became the first Arab team ever to qualify for the last eight of the World Cup • The Egyptian press went out of their way: "The pride of the Arabs, Morocco eliminated Spain" • Watch the big celebrations in Marrakech

The Cinderella of the World Cup.

The Spanish team, which was marked as one of the favorites to win the World Cup in Qatar, was eliminated from the World Cup this evening (Tuesday) after a penalty shoot-out against Morocco, which recorded a historic qualification for the quarter-finals after 0:0 after 120 minutes.

"La Roja" did not score even once from the penalty spot and the Atlas Lions became the first Arab team ever to qualify for the last eight of the World Cup.

What a big surprise.

Morocco celebrates qualifying for the quarter-finals, tonight, photo: Reuters

Immediately after the end of the game, the Arab world began to congratulate the happy Morocco on the achievement.

A Hamas spokesman said: "An Arab sporting achievement is worthy of appreciation."

The Egyptian press defined the historic achievement of the first promotion of an Arab team to the quarter-finals as "the pride of the Arabs, Morocco eliminated Spain".

Morocco celebrates, photo: AP

In addition, the Emir of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Al-Maktoum, tweeted: "The impossible is neither Moroccan nor Arab. Lions of the Atlas of Morocco, we are proud of you."

The Minister of Civil Affairs in the Palestinian Authority, Hussein al-Sheikh, also congratulated: "A historic Arab achievement for Morocco in its victory over Spain and advancement to the quarter-finals. Blessed for Morocco, blessed for the Arabs."

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Source: israelhayom

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