Morocco upset Spain to continue dream run


Morocco have ousted former champions Spain to continue their dream run in the FIFA World Cup.

The North African side reached the quarter-finals, beating Spain on penalties in their last-16 clash, following a 0-0 draw over 120 minutes.

Spanish-born Achraf Hakimi scored the decisive spot-kick after Spain squandered all three of their attempts.

Hakimi, a product of the Real Madrid youth system, calmly slotted his penalty past Unai Simon in Spain's goal to seal Morocco's 3-0 win in the shootout.

During the 90 minutes plus extra time, Spain dominated possession but failed to create many clear chances against Morocco’s stubborn defence.

Morocco advanced to a quarter-final clash with either Portugal or Switzerland who meet later on Tuesday.

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