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Morocco optimistic about qualifying for the FIFA World Cup ultimate

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Morocco head coach Walid Regragui mentioned on Tuesday that ‘The Atlas Lions’ haven’t made the final 4 at Qatar 2022 accidentally and that they intend to go all the best way to the ultimate once they tackle reigning champions France on the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor on Wednesday.

“You would possibly suppose I am loopy, however we need to get to the ultimate of the World Cup,” he mentioned. “We aren’t happy with reaching the semi-final and of being the primary African group to try this. We’re prepared to present every little thing to drag off an upset, as we did towards Belgium, Croatia, Spain and Portugal.”

47-year-old Regragui, who solely took over the lead teaching function with the nationwide aspect in August, is beneath no illusions in regards to the job forward, going through the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Greizmann, however is equally sure that Morocco have a terrific likelihood within the sport.

“We’re going through the most effective group on the planet,” he mentioned. ” However it is a cup match in any case. It is a knockout sport. And when you may have need, dedication and the help of your crowd, then you’ll be able to win it.”////

Morocco’s Ilias Chair might have talked his approach into Walid Regragui’s beginning XI for Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final towards France after delivering a beneficiant tribute to the top coach at their eve-of-game press convention.

The 25-year-old midfielder has been an unused substitute thus far in ‘The Atlas Lions” improbable run at Qatar 2022, however could also be an early candidate for any ‘golden tongue’ award after elevating his probabilities of getting onto the pitch significantly.

“I feel he’s the very best man to take us so far as attainable.” Chair mentioned. “He teaches us a variety of issues outdoors of soccer. All of us want him the most effective as a result of he actually deserves the most effective.”

The person in cost seemed to be impressed.

“Wow! I feel tomorrow he performs,” Regragui mentioned, because the pair laughed collectively.