Confederation of African football (CAF) has congratulated Morocco following their historic outing at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The Atlas Lions finished fourth in the competition after losing 2-1 in the third-place match to Croatia.
Josko Gvardiol put Croatia ahead with a header in the seventh minute.
Achraf Dari equalised for Morocco just two minutes later in a similar fashion to Croatia’s goal.
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However, Mislav Orsic scored the winner in the 42nd minute after some sloppy defending by Morocco.
CAF showered encomiums on the Moroccans on the social media after the game.
“Thank you Morocco They dared to dream and they absolutely delivered The best ever finish by an African Nation in the #FIFA World Cup,” they Tweeted.
The Atlas Lions had only ever played at the Round of 16 at the World Cup in 1986 and they lost 1-0 to West Germany at that stage of the tournament.
Source: Complete Sports