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Morocco beat Spain 3-0 to reach World Cup quarterfinals

Morocco have qualified for the World Cup quarterfinal becoming the first African nation to do so since Ghana in 2010.

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Morocco frustrated Spain to the spot kicks holding off the possession and dominant offensive from the 2010 world champions.

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Spain dominated possession but did not manage to cause too many problems with it. They hit the post through Olmo, but it was offside, and Ferran Torres has had a few sighters too. Not clinical enough from Luis Enrique's men.

It was lack of clinical finishing from both sides as Morocco, too h had opportunities through Ziyech, Aguerd, Mazraoui and Sofiane Boufal to make the difference but the breakthrough did not come through.

Penalty a game of double lottery settled the matter between the two hard fought sides determined for nothing less than victory. Morocco were clinical from 12 yards as they won 3-0 on penalties, with their goalkeeper Bono making two saves on a historic night.

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