Los marroquíes, tristes pero orgullosos tras caer ante Francia

Rabat, 14th December (EFE).- It is sad that the marooned streets were defeated by the elimination of Marruecos in front of France 0-1 in the semifinals of the Mundial de Catar, several marroquis went up to the streets to celebrate this selección in sign of respect and pride for having been connected more than any other African.

After leaving the party and taking the lluvia, some Moroccans rushed into the streets of Rabat honking their horns to show their respect in the game of the “lions of the Atlas”.

Others gathered in the cafés in Rabat clambered to applaud each other after the party, weighed on the sad beaks and the tears of some of them.

“We respect and mucho a nuestro team y al entrenador Walid Regragui. Su llegada a las semifinales no fue por suerte o surprise, until porque jugaron muy bien y tuvieron una buena táctica”, Said, a young Moroccan who follows the party from the a café in the Moroccan capital.

The miserable opinion of Nuhaila, another young man who listened to the café with his friend to follow the match: “Teníamos la esperanza de llegar a la final, ma no pasa nada. Tenemos un gran equipo y semper lo respectemos”. “Salen con la cabeza alta, han jugado bien”, afirma cerca de ella su amiga di lei Manar di lei.

The match of these miercoles has a different flavor from the other duels that Marruecos have played in the world. Not only to meditate with the 2018 world campaign, up to the historical load that supports the país galo, the ancient colonizing power and the país with what it currently maintains a silent diplomatic crisis.

“Marruecos encarna casi a su pesar el combate de David contra Goliat, el del sur contra el norte, el de los dominados contra los dominants. Es un combate que supera el fútbol”, posteó el reputado periodicista marroquí Abdellah Tourabi.

The performance of the Marroquí team in the championship captured the past days of conversations in the clubs, cafés and clubs. “Dirou niya (tened fe)”, is the phrase that is repeated in unison los marroquíes retomando the phrase of the seleccionador, who pidió at the beginning of the world to the Maghreb public holds confidence in its combination.

IMPRESSIVE PRESENCE OF LAS MUJERES

Other men unheard of in this world in Marruecos have the commanding presence of women in cafes, customarily a quintessential men’s space to follow football matches.

From all years, with their children or in groups of friends, many of them were in the first row moving their seats to the cafés or going to school in the areas where the parties were projected in giant pants. Much dressed in the camiseta of the Moroccan selection, with the flag pinned to the sides and wrapped in the national flag.

Y tras los partidos, se echaban en la calle para festejar con cornetas, ululeos de alegría e invocaciones a Alá, mientras otras lo hacían asomándose desde sus coches.

TODA ÁFRICA Y EL MUNDO ÁRABE DETRÁS DE LOS LEONES

The hazaña de los “leones del Atlas” in Catar not only sold the presence of the hinchada femenina, until it unified los africanos y los árabes. After each Moroccan victory, the euphoric images of thousands of Arab enthusiasts in Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon or Palestine went viral.

Las fotos de Soufiane Boufale bailando con sua madre desde el estadio tras la victoria contra Portugal o las de Achraf Hakimi besando alla suya desde la tribuna tras superar a Bélgica se volvieron virales en las redes árabes, que seidentificaban culturally.

“Hoy somos todos marroquíes” is the phrase that is repeated in the Arab and African redes before each match. Las celebraciones se extendieron hasta Túnez y Argelia, países en diplomatic crisis with Rabat.

Programas de cadenas árabes en Egipto, Jordania o Arabia Saudí dedicaron programas especiales a las hazañas del equipo, con presentedores vestidos a veces con la camiseta marroquí. En su portal, la cadena catarí Al Jazzera resumía: “El camino hacia la gloria o cómo Marruecos ha resucitado el sueño árabe”.

Fatima Zohra Bouaziz

c) EFE Agency

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