Hosts Morocco have become the first African team to qualify for the FIFA World Cup as well as the FIFA Women’s World Cup in the same year.
What a fairy tale as they will be making a debut at the Women’s World Cup for the first time.
They progressed to the semi-finals of the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations also for the first time in the country’s history after overcoming an exciting Botswana side 2-1 on Wednesday night.
The victory also ensured that the Atlas Lionesses also secured the country’s maiden place at the Women’s World Cup as they qualified for next year”s competition in Australia and New Zealand following the quarter-final victory in Rabat.
The win of the Maghrebians over the Mares was thoroughly deserved even though the crowd buoyed the home side with vociferous support at Prince Moulay Abdallah Stadium.