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World Cup statistics for Morocco

Morocco will play Portugal in the World Cup quarterfinal on Saturday with the goal of becoming the first African country to advance to the semifinals.

They have already done the continent proud, and it has been a fantastic run. We total the figures for their campaign thus far in Qatar.

At this point in the World Cup, Morocco has not been scored upon by any rival players. Defender Nayef Aguerd put his own goal into his own net in their lone loss to Canada in their last pool game.

1 – Walid Regragui is the first African tactician to guide a team to the World Cup quarterfinals. Three African nations—Cameroon (1990), Senegal (2002), and Ghana (2010)—all had foreign coaches in charge.

1 – Morocco is the first Arab country of any kind and the first team from North Africa to make it to the World Cup quarterfinals. It

Yassine Bounou made history by stopping a penalty shot in a shootout during the knockout stages of the match against Spain in the round of 16.

Youssef En-Nesyri, a striker, currently has two goals to tie Abderrazak Khairi (1986), Salaheddine Bassir (1998), and Abdeljalil Hadda for the joint-most goals scored by Morocco at a World Cup (1998).

3 – Morocco will face Portugal in the quarterfinal of the world championships, marking its third encounter with the European team. In 1986, the African country triumphed 3-1, but four years ago, it fell to Russia 1-0. The group stages were where both games were.

3 – Less than one corner per game, Morocco has only had three throughout the World Cup.

4 – Romain Sass, Zakaria Aboukhlal, Youssef En-Nesyri, and Hakim Ziyech are all separate players that scored Morocco’s four goals in Qatar.

5 – Morocco has won two and lost three of their World Cup games without losing, breaking their previous record of four games set in the 1970 and 1986 tournaments.

Morocco is the first African team to win seven points in a World Cup group stage after defeating Belgium 2-0, Canada 2-1, and drawing Croatia (0-0).

Seven – Right-back In terms of how many games each player has played for Morocco at a World Cup, Achraf Hakimi and playmaker Hakim Ziyech are now tied for first place. Each one has appeared in seven.

8 – Morocco has scored eight goals out of eight attempts per game in Qatar.

16 – In their four games, Morocco have attempted 32 goals, including 16 from inside and outside of the penalty area.

Right-back, age 17 At the World Cup in Qatar, Achraf Hakimi has made more tackles than any other player. Moussair Mazraoui of Morocco and Frenchman Ibrahima Konate, who are tied for third with 13 points each, are four back after him.

23 – Despite having only 23% of the ball against Spain in the round of 16, Morocco maintained their defensive positioning, as they have throughout the competition.

Morocco has averaged 346 passes per game during this World Cup. That is a low estimate.

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