fifa world cup 2022

Morocco beats Spain on penalties to advance to quarterfinals

20 Comments
By TALES AZZONI

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.

©2023 GPlusMedia Inc.


20 Comments
Login to comment

Gotta say, Morocco is on my placed to visit in the world after seeing that game and their fans.

They planned hard, missed a few shots. Spain had many more tools and should have won.

My DVR of the match got everything, including the both 15min overtimes, but not the penalty shots! The recording ended just after the 2nd overtime period ended. Denied!

Ok, just watched it from a fan recording in the stands.

I never liked shootouts to determine a winner. Don't know that this "fair", but it isn't like 2 hrs of play didn't happen first.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Looks like another European country fails at this World Cup. This might be the last chance for a European team to win. From now on Asian teams and African teams will win.

-19 ( +0 / -19 )

Great win for Morocco. Good to see a side from outside of Europe and South America in the quarters.

I never liked shootouts to determine a winner. Don't know that this "fair", but it isn't like 2 hrs of play didn't happen first

I see it as fair. Taking pens is a skill.

Every team in the World Cup should have players who’ve practiced pens.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Hakimi's panenka to win it for the Moroccans was outrageous, what nerve it must take to do that. Football is the best, there's nothing to beat it.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Outstanding game by the Atlas Lions! To manage to get past this brilliant Spain team shows they are ready to step up and compete for honors. Portugal will be a tough test, but on watching that performance, I cannot go past Morocco.

Morocco's goalie Bono, must surely rate as the best at this WC so far!

-7 ( +2 / -9 )

Another shock result. We now have the quarter-final teams.

   Netherlands vs Argentina

   Croatia vs Brazil

   England vs France

   Morocco vs Portugal

3 ( +4 / -1 )

JapantimeToday  07:53 am JST

Looks like another European country fails at this World Cup. This might be the last chance for a European team to win. From now on Asian teams and African teams will win.

Asian teams do not have what it takes to win. Too much senpai, kouhai stuff

1 ( +5 / -4 )

Morocco had a plan (& skills) for the PK including a paneka.

If you just observe the body language and run up - 90% of the time - you can tell if he is going to score or miss.

some teams just stroke the ball on the left or the right & expect the goalie to jump to the wrong side.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

this brilliant Spain team

Nope. Far from it. Nowhere near it.

Excellent against a poor Costa Rica but then didn’t win a game after that.

All credit to Morocco but a brilliant team would have put Morocco away comfortably.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

I'm not an expert on soccer but I thought Spain had a patchy tournament. They only played 1 good game up against a weak opposition. I tip Portugual to make the final.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Japantime

Looks like another European country fails at this World Cup. This might be the last chance for a European team to win. From now on Asian teams and African teams will win.

You must be a little confused.

Five of the eight teams in the quarter-finals are European.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

Yes, Europe finally given some respect by African and Asian teams! Where are those that said Spain lost to Japan on purpose?!

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

Spain are a mediocre squad as evidenced by this game and performance against Japan

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

All in on Morocco the rest of the way. If they get to the final four, I just may pony up the 10800yen to buy their jersey lol

2 ( +4 / -2 )

In the NFL ,in the playoff it sudden death,they play on until you score a touchdown

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

Well,as football history tells us from the Italy 1990 world cup there is always one African team performing well in the tournament.

I still remember back in 1990 as a young teen Roger Milla playing amazingly well for his team and now Morocco is honouring it's continent.

As a European myself I was sympathizing for Spain but in the end Morocco well deserved to pass the round as they played it fair and square,so congratulations to them.

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

Great African team! where did they learned to play?

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Teams like La Furya Roja or the Samurai Blue need to finish the game in normal playing time. Winning from the spot require other skills, temperament, weight, and height. The Atlas Lions were better equipped for their onward pilgrimage. Congratulations.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Spain put together over 1100 passes.

unfortunately, only about 50 of those were forward.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites