Thousands of Moroccan fans, wearing the national team's kit and waving flags, gathered in Rabat to welcome their heroes and cheer them as the first African-Arab team to reach the World Cup semi-final.
Led by captain Lionel Messi and coach Lionel Scaloni, the football stars landed in Buenos Aires as thousands of fans gathered to greet the winners of Qatar 2022.
Qatar’s World Cup 2022 has ended with a night of drama on the pitch for both Argentina and France, providing one of the all-time grand finals to crown a fantastic tournament.
Supporters of fan-favourite Lionel Messi say it could be his last chance to take the trophy home. But can France’s Mbappe score a consecutive win after taking home the 2018 cup?
"With nine participants, we're going to learn. In 15, 20 years, I'm sure an African team will win the World Cup because we'll have learned," says Walid Regragui whose Atlas Lions became the first African World Cup semi-finalists in history.
Walid Regragui's history-making team — the first African and Arab nation to reach the World Cup semi-final — will play Croatia at Khalifa International Stadium.
More than 120 people, including some members of far-right groups, were arrested in different cities of the European nation.
Fans across Middle East and Africa hail Atlas Lions for their incredible journey in the World Cup but also rue defeat against France in Qatar semi-final.
Leaders, football legends, celebrities congratulate Morocco after a tactical masterclass sent Atlas Lions into their first-ever semi-finals — also a first for any African or Arab country — with a gritty 1-0 victory over Portugal.
The Qatar 2022 World Cup will be remembered for years to come as the host country offered a unique experience to football players, fans and millions of viewers around the world.
Brazil seek to be the first team to reach the semi-final after their game with Croatia while Argentina hope to beat the Dutch in 90 minutes for the first time in the World Cup.
Cheers go up in Amman, Tunis, Beirut, Baghdad, Ramallah and other cities while Arab leaders rejoice at largely unexpected Moroccan win over highly fancied Spain.
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