‘The whole world is proud’: France game a step too far for Morocco, says Regragui

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  • First African side in World Cup last four beaten 2-0
  • Head coach had ‘too many players at 60% or 70%’

No African team has ever got this far at a World Cup but the Morocco head coach, Walid Regragui, said his team could have made it all the way to the final on Sunday – when he will be supporting France.

The Atlas Lions are the first team from the continent to reach the semi‑final, where they were defeated by goals from Théo Hernandez and Randal Kolo Muani, with Regragui revealing that was the target he had set to continue as coach and insisting they must now always qualify for the competition. In the end, he said, this was a game too far for a team that were struggling physically.

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Written by Sid Lowe at Al Bayt Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/dec/14/france-semi-final-a-game-too-far-for-morocco-says-regragui under the title “‘The whole world is proud’: France game a step too far for Morocco, says Regragui”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.