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BREAKING NEWS: Spain-born Hakimi sends Morocco to World Cup quarter-finals

Achraf Hakimi scored the winning penalty goal for Morocco. Hakimi was born in Madrid, Spain to Moroccan parents but chose to represent Morocco instead of Spain at national level. He has made not only Morocco but Africa proud by stepping up in what can be said to be the biggest moment of his career so far, to give the African side the victory over Spain.

After a fierce 123 minutes of game time at the Education City Stadium in Qatar, Morocco did the impossible to defeat 2010 World Cup winners Spain 3-0 on penalties.

In a fabulous performance, Morocco’s goalkeeper, Yassine Bounou saved all three penalties from the Spanish side.

Morocco for the first time advance to a World Cup quarter final.

Achraf Hakimi scored the winning penalty goal for Morocco. Hakimi was born in Madrid, Spain to Moroccan parents but chose to represent Morocco instead of Spain at national level. He has made not only Morocco but Africa proud by stepping up in what can be said to be the biggest moment of his career so far, to give the African side the victory over Spain.

Abdelhamid Sabiri and Hakim Ziyech also found the back of the net as they scored their penalties as well.

Morocco also finished top of  Group F over European giants Belgium and Croatia as well as Canada, with seven points.

History has once again been made at the FIFA World Cup.

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