Morocco make history with shock World Cup win over Spain


Atlas Lions edge past Spain on penalties to book a quarter-finals spot, with Portugal or Switzerland awaiting next.

DOHA – Morocco have booked their place in the World Cup’s quarter-finals after a sensational penalty shootout win against Spain.

The Atlas Lions’ Spanish-born superstar wing-back Achraf Hakimi brought the curtain down on Tuesday’s last-16 clash at the Education City Stadium, notching the winner from the spot to make it 3-0 on penalties and sending the tens of thousands of raucous Moroccan fans in attendance into rapture.

Morocco will next face either Portugal or Switzerland in the quarter-finals on Saturday.