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World Cup Highlights: Morocco Wins Over Spain and Remembers Palestine

Morocco became the first Arab nation and fourth from Africa to reach the World Cup quarterfinals.


Achraf Hakimi celebrating with his mother after defeating Spain in the Round of 16.

The Moroccan team recites Surah Al Fatiha right before the penalty shootout with Spain.

Morocco raises the Palestine flag after their 2-1 victory over Canada in solidarity with Palestine.

Moroccans celebrating their team’s historic World Cup victory were joined by people across the Middle East and North Africa in what was seen as a win for the entire Arab world.

Thousands of Moroccans gathered in the capital, Rabat, to celebrate their country’s win over Spain.

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