Thousands of Morocco supporters on the Champs-Elysées in Paris

Several thousand Moroccan supporters flocked to the Champs-Elysées on Tuesday evening to celebrate the historic qualification of the Atlas Lions for the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Qatar at the expense of Spain.

Brandishing the national flag or made up in red and green colors, the supporters gathered near the Arc de Triomphe, in the middle of smoke bombs and under the surveillance of numerous police officers. The crowd grew as the evening progressed.

Horn blocked, cars mingled with the celebrations on the famous avenue, the usual gathering place for supporters of the France team.

Despite the striking cold, the sidewalks, part of the roadway and even the adjacent streets were roamed by supporters, in a good-natured atmosphere.

“It’s an indescribable joy, we came as a family with a wife and child, it’s an incredible achievement, Spain is not a small team,” said Mohammed Rhezrani, 55, teacher. It is a national holiday for us. »

“We are proud of our country, we believe in the final, the road is beautiful and long. We have already beaten some very good teams,” said Nawel Mchich, an 18-year-old student.

Morocco took out Spain on penalties on Tuesday (3 pens to 0, 0-0 ap) to afford the first World Cup quarter-final in its history.

Previous Post Next Post