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Morocco-Portugal match ticket sales exceed expectations




According to the Morocco World News, the support  for the Morocco Atlas Lions’ today’smatchwith Portugal  will not only come from Moroccans but also from Arabs and Africans worldwide, with a surge in ticket sales that has exceeded expectations ahead of the game.

According to ticket marketplace, Ticombo only 364 tickets were left for the Morocco vs Portugal match, while 1,009 tickets were still available hours before the Netherlands vs Argentina game which the South Americans eventually won on penalties.

Additionally, at that time, 898 tickets were available for the Croatia vs Brazil match and 679 tickets are available for the France vs England match.

Morocco’s national carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has also launched a new program of special flights for Moroccan supporters traveling to Doha to cheer on the Atlas Lions in their upcoming match

Morocco will face Portugal on Saturday December 10 as part of the World Cup’s quarter-final at 16:00 Moroccan time.


Hopes are high for the Atlas Lions as their journey in the World Cup so far has been marked by a series of victories starting with a win over both Belgium (2-0) and Canada (2-1), and a penalty shootout victory over Spain (3-0). The team’s first match was neither a win or loss ending the game against Croatia 0-0.

This year’s FIFA World Cup has witnessed unprecedented waves of Arab support and unity.

“What unites us is greater than what divides us. We are one big tribe and the Earth is our tent. Together we can make the call for everyone to unite,” said Morgan Freeman at the FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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