From Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Twitter owner Elon Musk, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Google CEO Jack Dorsey: many personalities hailed Morocco’s qualification for the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup on 10 December. A great first place for an African team.
“I congratulate from the bottom of my heart the Moroccan national team, which is the first African team to achieve the feat of reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup”. A tweet signed by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, a big football fan, who added: “I also congratulate all our Moroccan brothers for this achievement”.
On December 10, 2022 in Doha, the Moroccans made football history and attracted attention far beyond sports. Even the billionaire Elon Musk shared a short greeting on the social network of which he became the owner: “Congratulations Morocco! He was also imitated by the former co-founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey: “Wow Morocco. The CEO of Google was not left out: “See on the stages of Marrakech (one of the most beautiful cities I’ve been to), it’s incredible. Historic moment (first African country to qualify for the semi-finals). Congratulations to Morocco! “Launches Sundar Pichai on his twitter account.
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The Senegalese president, a supporter of the Atlas Lions since their qualification in the round of 16, whom he had congratulated, has done it again. “Historic! and amazing! Atlas Lions have qualified for the semi-finals of the World Cup! Well done Morocco,” he wrote on his Twitter account.
His Chadian counterpart also tweeted to congratulate the Moroccan selection. “The qualification for the Atlas Lions for the semi-finals at the 2022 World Cup is all of Africa”, writes General Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno.
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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also took the opportunity to congratulate the Atlas Lions on the eve of the US-Africa summit. “Africa is making history and leading the way on and off the pitch. On the eve of the US-Africa summit, I congratulate the Moroccan national team on their victory today, becoming the first African and Arab team to reach the semi-finals of a FIFA World Cup. DimaMaghrib,” he wrote.
The world of football obviously had a field day, as did Didier Drogba. “That’s what they did. Congratulations to Morocco for this achievement. Long live Africa. Walid Regragui, my brother, I’m so happy for you,” the Ivorian tweeted.