How Morocco’s dreamers have defied expectations and broken down barriers by becoming the first African country to reach the World Cup semi-finals.
The masterplan behind Morocco’s dreaming
Morocco goalkeeper Yassine Bounou leant back in his chair, shook his head and said: “Pinch me, I’m dreaming.”
Yes, Morocco really are in the World Cup semi-finals.
Before arriving in Qatar, the north African nation had only ever won two of their previous 16 matches at the World Cup.
The team’s coach had been in position for just four months. Their players were talented but battling a culture of under-achievement by the country at major soccer tournaments.