Blinken, Déby, Macky, Drogba, Shakira… celebrate Morocco’s victory

The Morocco
The Morocco

Morocco achieved one of the greatest feats in the history of football. Facing Portugal, yesterday Saturday, the band of Yassine Bounou beat Portugal, with the score of a goal to nil. Victory of the Moroccans synonymous with qualification for the semi-finals of the World Cup in Qatar. Something to make a whole continent proud and even beyond. Antony Blinken, Macky Sall, Idriss Déby, Shakira, Didider Drogba, reacted to the victory.

The Atlas Lions won at the end of the match counting for the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Morocco advances to the semi-finals of this 2022 World Cup, which is being played in Qatar. A first in the history of the competition for an African nation. A few moments after this feat by Morocco, which wrote a beautiful page in African history in Doha, it was a shower of reactions.

Antony Blinken, Idriss Déby and Macky Sall congratulate Morocco

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken congratulated the Atlas Lions on the eve of the US-Africa Summit. “Africa makes history and leads on and off the pitch. On the eve of the USA-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,” he said. writes the head of American diplomacy.

The Senegalese head of state, who is also the current president of the African Union, Macky Sall, congratulated Morocco via his Twitter account. “Historical and fantastic! The Atlas Lions have qualified for the semi-finals of the World Cup! Congratulations to Morocco », wrote the leader. His Chadian counterpart, General Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, also tweeted to congratulate the Moroccan selection. “The qualification of the Atlas Lions for the semi-final of the 2022 World Cup is that of all of Africa”, wrote the Chadian leader.

Drogba, Shakira, Sundar Pichai and Elon Musk too

“That’s it, they did it. Congratulations to Morocco for this achievement. Long live Africa. Walid Regragui, my brother, I’m so happy for you,” tweeted former Ivorian international Didier Drogba. Even Shakira, who performed a song for the World Cup in Africa in 2010, was not left out. The singer has indeed dedicated her title “Waka Waka” to Moroccan players. On Twitter, Shakira writes: “This time for Africa”.

South African billionaire Elon Musk split a message. “Congratulations Morocco! “, he wrote. Jack Dorsey, the former co-founder of Twitter, wrote: “Wow Morocco”. “Look at the scenes in Marrakech (one of the most beautiful cities I’ve been to), it’s amazing. Historic moment (first African country to qualify for the semi-finals). Congratulations to Morocco! “, for his part, indicated Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google.

Royal Air Maroc invites itself into the game

Royal Maroc was also part of the party. Benefits offered to those who had already purchased their return tickets, and wish to attend the semi-final played by Morocco. “Royal Air Maroc exceptionally grants them facilities to rearrange their return dates. They will thus have the possibility of changing the return date, without cost or penalty, on flights which will be scheduled for December 19, 20 and 21,” the airline wrote.

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