Morocco-Brazil: International press amazed by the Lions’ performance against the Seleção
The Atlas Lions’ performance against the Seleção in a friendly match on Saturday night was more than remarkable. Morocco made history once again, becoming the first Arab country to beat Brazil, the top-ranked team in the FIFA rankings.
This victory was celebrated by the Atlas Lions with about 65,000 Moroccan fans, most of whom traveled to Tangier to attend the first match of the Moroccan selection since the World Cup, which has completed Morocco’s achievement in the semi-finals of the world in Qatar 2022.
And the international press has not failed to react to this achievement. The French daily L’Equipe headlined: “Morocco offers a gala victory against Brazil”, while the sports newspaper Foot Mercato, focused on the performance of Azzedine Ounahi, with the headline: “Morocco-Brazil: Azzedine Ounahi still impresses”.
In its article, the Spanish sports newspaper AS, entitled “Morocco extends its dream”, talked about “the comfort felt by the Atlas Lions against one of the strongest football teams in the world”, in particular the trio of Azzedine Ounahi, Hakim Ziyech, and Sofiane Boufal, underlining that from the start of the match, Morocco showed that it was ready to face any type of match and opponent.
Also, the Spanish newspaper underlined that the Moroccan selection had no difficulty in maintaining its superiority against the Seleção, which tried to break the Atlas Lions’ defense without succeeding, except for some actions of Vinicius and Rodrigo.
The British press also did not miss this great football event. The British Daily Mail declared, in interaction with the results of the Moroccan-Brazilian friendly, that “the specialists of the surprise at the World Cup in Qatar always maintain their level”, noting that Sofiane Boufal and Abdelhamid Sabiri, spoiled Casemiro’s joy of playing for the first time as a captain of the Brazilian team, the newspaper pointed out.
As for the Arabic website Kooora, it stated that the Moroccan national team “guided by Walid Regragui, managed to break the Brazilian complex that accompanied the Lions after the two defeats and 5 goals scored in the history of the two teams, as he managed in the third game to score his first goal against Brazil before Abdelhamid Sabri concluded with a second goal.