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Morocco's FIFA Run Unites The Arab World

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world

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US / wɜ:ld /

UK / wɜrld /

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  • noun
  • All the humans, events, activities on the earth
  • Political division due to some kind of similarity

quarterfinal

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  • adjecitve
  • Tournament games for the final 8 teams or players

end

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UK / ɛnd /

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  • noun
  • The point where a process or activity stops
  • A point that marks the limit of something; finish
  • Goal or desired result
  • The tip, edge or limit of something
  • verb
  • To be the last part of something

madrid

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  • proper noun
  • The capital of Spain; population 3,213,271 (2008). Situated on a high plateau in the center of the c

his

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  • pronoun
  • Something belonging to a male person

with

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  • preposition
  • As an employee of a certain company
  • Against something or someone
  • By using something as a means
  • Due to; because of
  • Including
  • Possessing as a feature
  • Related to
  • (Of the manner/attitude by which you do something)
  • Used to express that people or things are together

could

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  • other
  • Past form of 'can' to mean have ability
  • Used to ask for something politely, or to offer

next

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  • adverb
  • The one that follows another in time or order
  • At a time or place directly after the present one
  • noun
  • The one that follows after
  • adjecitve
  • Immediately after the previous one
  • First occurrence after the present one

shootout

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  • noun
  • Fight with guns, e.g. between police and gang

have

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  • verb
  • To drink, smoke, eat or use something
  • To experience the effects of something
  • To organize an event, or join in an activity
  • To own, possess, or hold something
  • To cause to happen or produce a particular effect

know

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  • verb
  • To be familiar with a person or place, thing
  • To feel sure or be convinced about something
  • To discover or be aware of something
  • To be able to distinguish
  • To have knowledge of things

where

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  • conjunction
  • At or in the place which
  • In whatever place
  • pronoun
  • Word you use to ask the location of something

and

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US / ənd /

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  • conjunction
  • Used to refer to two or more things
  • Plus; in addition; on top of that
  • Used to introduce an action that follows another

only

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US / ˈəunli /

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  • adverb
  • Just one; just that amount or thing; not more than
  • Not very important or serious
  • Just that type of thing, person
  • Short time ago; not before a certain time
  • conjunction
  • Except; but

far

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  • adjecitve
  • A long way away
  • Being a long way away
  • adverb
  • To a large degree or extent

match

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US / mætʃ /

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  • noun
  • Something that is equal to or the same as another
  • Small stick you strike to light a fire candle etc.
  • A sports competition between two people or teams
  • Person or thing that goes well with another
  • verb
  • To equal or be as good as something else
  • To work well or look good with something else

over

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  • adverb
  • Finished; no longer happening
  • Towards the ground/away from a standing position
  • noun
  • A set of six consecutive balls bowled in cricket
  • other
  • Finished
  • preposition
  • Showing the relation when a thing is above another
  • On or covering something
  • Above or across something
  • More than you need
  • From one side to the other
  • In the direction of; toward

national

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning a nation as a whole
  • noun
  • A person of a particular country

neighbourhood

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  • noun
  • Area of a town or city that people live in

beyond

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  • adverb
  • On or to the farther side
  • In addition to
  • preposition
  • Later in time than
  • Out of the limits of

east

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  • noun
  • Direction where the sun rises
  • Geographic area including India, China, Japan etc.

culture

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  • noun
  • Beliefs and customs of a particular group

clean

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  • adjecitve
  • Not marked in any way; blank
  • Done according to the rules or standards; fair
  • Free from disease or sickness
  • Being free from dirt or marks; washed
  • Behaving well; not breaking any rules; legal
  • adverb
  • Completely; entirely
  • verb
  • To make free from dirt or marks; washed
  • To make neat and orderly e.g. a room
  • To remove the inner parts of an animal

for

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  • preposition
  • Used to show the purpose, or need of something

nation

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  • noun
  • Area or region controlled by a government and army

middle

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  • adjecitve
  • Equal distance from extremes
  • noun
  • Place that is halfway between two things

well

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  • adjecitve
  • Being in a fortunate, good condition or state
  • Healthy and in good condition
  • adverb
  • In an acceptable, proper, or successful manner
  • In a complete, total, or full manner
  • A great and considerable degree
  • In a successful way, in a good or satisfactory way
  • exclamation
  • Used to begin or continue a particular statement
  • Used to show you want to start saying something
  • Used to express that you are waiting for a reply
  • You say this to change the topic of a conversation
  • Used to indicate you are making a final remark
  • noun
  • Long deep hole in the ground to get water
  • verb
  • To cause your eyes to fill with tears

everybody

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  • pronoun
  • Every person; everyone

street

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  • noun
  • Road in a city with buildings and places to walk

arabic

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  • noun
  • A spirited graceful and intelligent riding horse native to Arabia
  • The Semitic language of the Arabs; spoken in a variety of dialects

victory

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  • noun
  • Defeating or beating someone or something

dramatic

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  • adjecitve
  • Gripping the attention; causing an effect
  • (Of an event) sudden and extreme

just

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  • adjecitve
  • Proper or appropriate; as is deserved
  • Doing or being what is right or fair
  • Legally correct; having enough evidence
  • adverb
  • Almost; nearly
  • Exactly at the time of
  • Exactly (the same as, like)

score

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  • noun
  • A sharp mark or cut in the surface of something
  • Current number of points given in a game, contest
  • The written notes and parts of a piece of music
  • An achievement of success
  • Number of points on a test
  • verb
  • To mark or cut something with a sharp object
  • To get or give points in a game, contest, or test
  • To achieve success with something
  • To get points in a test

grow

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  • verb
  • To get bigger and more mature; make plants do this
  • To improve; to develop better skills over time
  • To develop and become bigger or taller over time

send

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  • verb
  • To cause to behave or respond in a particular way
  • To cause mail or packages to go to another place
  • To move something quickly in a particular way
  • To give information or greetings to someone

talent

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  • noun
  • Natural ability of a person to do something well
  • Person with a strong natural ability in something

winner

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  • noun
  • Person or thing that wins a contest or race
  • A hit; something successful

portugal

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  • other
  • A republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in th

visit

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  • noun
  • Trip to a place for a time, usually for a reason
  • verb
  • To go to a place for a time, usually for a reason

actually

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  • adverb
  • Used to add new (often different) information

penalty

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  • noun
  • Negative effect resulting from your actions
  • Punishment for committing a crime or offense
  • A punishment for breaking the rules of the game

team

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  • noun
  • Group of people working on a task together
  • Group of people playing a sport together

should

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  • other
  • Used to indicate what is proper or reasonable

previous

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  • adjecitve
  • Existing or happening before the present time

ever

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  • adverb
  • At any time; at all times in the future

try

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  • noun
  • Act of putting the ball over the rugby goal line
  • verb
  • To make an effort, to attempt to do something
  • To examine someone or something in a court of law
  • To test to see if it is good or you like it
  • To make a person go through hardship; test
  • To examine something to see if it works

use

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  • noun
  • Ability to employ something
  • Need to enable it to work
  • Permission to do something with something
  • Act of spending money
  • Operation of a machine for its function
  • verb
  • To have; to eat, drink, consume etc.
  • To need to operate or work
  • To operate a machine, e.g. a computer
  • To treat a person badly
  • To do something with, for a task or purpose

too

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  • adverb
  • In addition, also; with emphasis
  • Say that something is more than you want

very

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning a large degree or amount
  • adverb
  • A lot; much; many
  • Used to stress or emphasize a noun

african

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the culture and people of Africa
  • noun
  • Person from Africa

fourth

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  • noun
  • 4th

who

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  • pronoun
  • Which person
  • Used to introduce information about people

shocking

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  • adjecitve
  • Very upsetting due to some unexpected event
  • verb
  • To affect someone with an electrical current
  • To cause great surprise, horror, or anger

country

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  • noun
  • An area of land that is controlled by a government
  • Open land that is away from towns and cities

cup

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  • noun
  • Small round container used for drinking
  • Silver trophy teams compete to win
  • Unit of measurement for foods or liquids
  • verb
  • To make the shape of a bowl with your hands

spark

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  • noun
  • Small piece of burning material produced by fire
  • Tiny, brief bit of light caused by electric energy
  • First small part of an idea or feeling
  • verb
  • To make tiny, brief bits of light
  • To start something new; To set in motion, activate

all

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  • adverb
  • Completely; totally
  • determiner
  • Being every one of something
  • pronoun
  • 100% of something; the complete amount

semifinal

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  • other
  • One of the two competitions in the next to the last round of an elimination tournament

change

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  • noun
  • Exchange of one set of clothes for another
  • Money in the form of coins instead of paper
  • Money returned after giving too much
  • Act of making or becoming something else
  • verb
  • To exchange one set of clothes for another
  • To exchange one kind of money for another
  • To replace something with another thing
  • To make or become something else
  • To go from one train, bus, etc. and go to another

pressure

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  • noun
  • Anxiety caused by difficult problems
  • Force, weight when pressing against a thing
  • Strong persuasion to do something
  • verb
  • To apply force to something
  • To persuade or force someone to do something

continent

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  • noun
  • Very large piece of land, e.g. Africa or Asia

big

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US / bɪɡ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Popular
  • Serious
  • Large

than

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US / ðən /

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  • conjunction
  • Used to compare two things that are not equal

spanish

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the culture and people of Spain

one

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  • pronoun
  • You; we; people in general; someone
  • The thing or person previously referred to
  • adjecitve
  • Used to refer to people generally
  • Being a strong example of (something mentioned)
  • number
  • Number 1

entire

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  • adjecitve
  • Complete or full; with no part left out; whole

stunner

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  • noun
  • Something or somebody amazing, e.g. beautiful girl

favourite

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  • adjecitve
  • Best liked or most enjoyed
  • noun
  • A thing that someone likes best or enjoys most

the

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  • article
  • Used to refer to something already mentioned
  • Used to show there is only one of something
  • determiner
  • Used to describe all of a family

into

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  • preposition
  • Moving or going inside something
  • In the same direction as; in the direction of
  • So as to become; taking the state of

make

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  • noun
  • Product made by a particular company; brand
  • verb
  • To arrange or prepare something e.g. dinner
  • To get to (a place) on time
  • To gain the status of (teacher, lawyer, etc.)
  • To create something by putting things together
  • To earn a certain amount of money at a job
  • To cause or force a person to do something
  • To cause something to happen or be formed

goal

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  • noun
  • Something you try to do or achieve; an aim
  • (Sports) net into which you put a ball to score
  • (Sports) act of scoring by putting a ball in a net

capital

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  • adjecitve
  • Main, or major
  • noun
  • Writing the first letter of a word in big letters
  • Official main city of a country, province or state
  • Collective name for money, shares, and assets
  • Money that is used for a business

this

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  • adjecitve
  • Used to indicate something already been discussed
  • Used to indicate something happening around now
  • adverb
  • An indication by a physical motion or gesture
  • A specific amount of
  • determiner
  • Person, thing, or idea near you
  • pronoun
  • Person, thing that has already been discussed

spain

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  • proper noun
  • A country in southwestern Europe, occupying the greater part of the Iberian peninsula; population 46

across

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  • adverb
  • Distance from one side to another
  • (Go) from one side to the other of something

you

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  • pronoun
  • Person someone is speaking or writing to
  • Person or people in general

advance

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  • noun
  • Forward movement by an army
  • An attempt to seduce someone
  • verb
  • (Of an army) to move forward
  • To change or improve
  • To increase in price or value
  • To move forward in a certain direction
  • To try to seduce someone

that

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  • adjecitve
  • The person or thing being talked about
  • Used to identify something both the speakers know
  • adverb
  • Used to reinforce adjectives and adverbs
  • To such a degree
  • conjunction
  • Used to connect a noun clause
  • Used to introduce an adverbial clause
  • Used to introduce a noun clause
  • determiner
  • Used as a noun to refer to something
  • pronoun
  • Referring an object far away
  • Used to refer to the relative pronoun ‘which’

win

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  • noun
  • Success in beating the other team or competitors
  • Success in a game or contest
  • verb
  • To get something as a prize because of a success
  • To gain something you want because of your efforts
  • To succeed in a game or contest

first

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  • adjecitve
  • 1st; Coming before all others in time or place
  • noun
  • Something that has not happened before
  • Position of the winner of a competition

house

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  • noun
  • Place where a specific activity or business occurs
  • Building in which a family, person lives
  • verb
  • To give someone a place to live
  • To contain or store something

tell

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  • verb
  • To (strongly) advise a person to do something
  • To be able to guess
  • To say or communicate information to someone
  • To inform, but without speaking; indicate
  • To have a negative effect on someone
  • To order someone to do something; command
  • To recognize something based on certain signs
  • To report something to an authority
  • To explain something or teach someone something

accomplish

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  • verb
  • To succeed in doing; complete successfully

africa

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  • noun
  • Continent between the Atlantic and Indian oceans

video

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  • adjecitve
  • Of a moving film, with sound
  • noun
  • Recording capturing action with sound
  • verb
  • To make a moving film of, with sound

especially

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  • adverb
  • More than usual; extremely

achieve

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  • verb
  • To succeed in doing good, usually by working hard

north

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  • adjecitve
  • Coming from the opposite direction to the south
  • noun
  • Direction to your left when facing the rising sun

represent

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  • verb
  • To depict art objects, figures, scenes; to portray
  • To show or describe something in a particular way
  • To act on behalf of others in government
  • To act or speak for another person or other people

mother

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  • noun
  • Female who has a child or children; female parent
  • verb
  • To take care of someone as if they were your child

can

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  • noun
  • A metal container for storing food
  • other
  • Able to; have the skill to; have the time to
  • verb
  • To have permission to
  • To be possible to do
  • To preserve food by sealing it in a metal container

against

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  • preposition
  • In physical contact with, as for support; next to
  • In opposition to; disagreeing with

support

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  • noun
  • Assistance or advice given to someone
  • Evidence that helps prove something is true
  • A thing to hold up or prevent from falling down
  • verb
  • To give assistance or advice to someone
  • To help prove or show that something is true
  • To hold up or prevent from falling down

morocco

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  • other
  • A kingdom (constitutional monarchy) in northwestern Africa with a largely Muslim population; achieve
  • A soft pebble-grained leather made from goatskin; used for shoes and book bindings etc.

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  • Introduction to Video Content
  • Morocco's FIFA Run Unites The Arab WorldMorocco's unexpected victory in the FIFA World Cup has brought unity and celebration to the Arab world. The North African nation shocked the world with a penalty shootout win over previous World Cup winners, Spain. The match winner, Akraf Hakimi, who grew up in Madrid, scored the winning goal, which led to widespread jubilation not only in Morocco but also across Africa, the Middle East, and Arabic neighborhoods worldwide.Morocco's next challenge is a quarterfinal match against Portugal, who are considered the favorites to advance. This historic achievement makes Morocco only the fourth African country to reach this stage in the World Cup and the first Arab one. However, no African or Arab country has ever made it to the semifinals before.The pressure on Morocco is immense as they carry the hopes of the entire Arab world and African teams. This support should serve as an advantage for their national team. Morocco's success becomes more than just a sporting achievement; it represents an entire culture and continent. Africans aim to prove to the world that they possess talents far beyond the realm of football. They strive to demonstrate their abilities and go on to achieve greater things.The momentum generated by Morocco's FIFA run extends beyond the football field. It serves as a reminder that Africans have immense talent and potential. This success story is an opportunity for Africans to showcase their skills and abilities on a global stage, challenging stereotypes and breaking barriers.Morocco's journey in the World Cup unites not only the Arab world but also the entire continent of Africa. The support and celebration from Africans highlight the significance of this accomplishment. It emphasizes the need to recognize and celebrate Africa's rich pool of talent and its contribution to various fields.Morocco's achievements in the World Cup symbolize resilience, determination, and the power of unity. They demonstrate that through hard work, dedication, and support, barriers can be broken, and dreams can be achieved. By representing an entire culture and continent, Morocco is inspiring millions and reinforcing the belief that Africa and its people are capable of achieving remarkable things. This historic FIFA run is a testament to the indomitable spirit of Africans and the strength of collaboration and solidarity among nations.As Africa's triumph in the World Cup unfolds, the message is clear: Africans are not just skilled footballers, but they are also talented individuals across various disciplines. This success story challenges stereotypes and misconceptions and paves the way for future generations to dream big and aim high. Morocco's impact goes beyond football and serves as a powerful representation of the Arab world and Africa as a whole.In conclusion, Morocco's surprising FIFA victory has brought joy, unity, and inspiration to the Arab world and Africa. It is a reminder that Africans possess immense talent and potential, extending far beyond the football field. This achievement challenges stereotypes, breaks barriers, and affirms the belief that Africa and its people are capable of achieving great things. Morocco's journey in the World Cup unites nations and highlights the need to recognize and celebrate Africa's contributions. It serves as a powerful symbol of resilience, determination, and the strength of unity.
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  • It was the World Cup stunner that sent Morocco into a frenzy, A penalty shootout victory for the North African nation, shocking the world with a dramatic win over previous World Cup winners, Spain.
  • The match winner scored by Akraf Hakimi, who actually grew up in Madrid, where his mother used to clean houses in the Spanish capital.
  • His goal sparked celebrations not only on the streets of Morocco, but across Africa, the Middle East, and Arabic neighborhoods around the world.
  • Up Next for Morocco is a quarterfinal matchup against Portugal, who are the favorites to advance.
  • Morocco is only the fourth African country to make it this far, and the first Arab one.
  • None has ever made it to the semifinals.
  • Tomorrow, that could all change.
  • There is a big pressure, you know, because everybody is supporting us, especially the Arab world and African teams, you know, African countries too.
  • And this should be an advantage for our national team.
  • Morocco ends up representing an entire culture, an entire continent, not only in Africa, in the Arab world as well.
  • We as Africans, we are trying to accomplish far beyond just football.
  • We are trying to tell the world that Africans have talents.
  • We are very talented.
  • We can go for better things than we can achieve.
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