Sheikh Mohammed, Sheikh Hamdan praise Morocco for World Cup perfomance


By Web Desk

Published: Sat 10 Dec 2022, 9:08 PM

Last updated: Sat 17 Dec 2022, 3:59 PM

As soon as the Morocco-Croatia third place match ended on Saturday, the Ruler of Dubai and the emirate's Crown Prince tweeted their congratulatory messages.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said: "XXX"

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, said, "XXX"

The Arab world has been rooting for the brave North African team ever since their first match in footballs biggest tournament. Supporters across the UAE and around the globe have been ecstatic over their historic achievement.

Talk of the town

Before the World Cup in Qatar kicked off, not many Moroccan fans would have thought that their team would go on to become the talk of the town. Yet, here they are, basking in the glory of their champions who have made the impossible look easy.

There has been many a dream run in football: Croatia in the 1998 World Cup, South Korea and Turkey in the 2002 World Cup (they faced each other for the third place, with Turkey emerging victorious), and Greece in the 2004 Euro (which they won in a stunning outcome), among others.

Morocco's success, too, is one for the ages. For their story is not only about footballing prowess but also about the emotions they have stirred across the African continent and the Arab world.


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