Morocco advance to World Cup quarter-finals, beat Spain on penalties
Abdelhamid Sabiri, Hakim Ziyech, Achraf Hakimi convert spot kicks
ISTANBUL – Morocco qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals after beating Spain 3-0 on penalties yesterday, Anadolu Agency reported. Neither team was able to break the deadlock for the first 45 minutes at Doha’s Education City Stadium.
Despite several efforts from both sides in the second half, neither team was able to produce a goal as the match went to extra time. The extra time in the Round of 16 match was 0-0. Thus, the penalty shootout decided the winning team.
Abdelhamid Sabiri, Hakim Ziyech, and Achraf Hakimi converted their spot kicks against Spain during the penalty shootout. Badr Benoun missed his penalty for the Atlas Lions.
Spain’s Pablo Sarabia, Carlos Soler, and Sergio Busquets failed to convert from the penalty spot.
– Bernama, December 7, 2022