Moroccan Goalkeeper’s Miraculous Performance Enables His Team To Set World Record In FIFA Cup 2022:
Moroccan Goalkeeper’s Miraculous Performance Enables His Team To Set World Record In FIFA Cup 2022
The goalkeeper of Morocco Yassine Bounou has outperformed in a crucial match against Portugal, enabling his team to set one more world record in FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. For the first time, Morocco qualified for the semi-final in the World Cup after defeating Ronaldo’s team _ a stunning victory that was celebrated throughout the Arab world.
On Wednesday, Morocco and France are facing each other in the semi-final match and once again football fans are optimistic about the miraculous performance of Bounou that can empower his team defeat France though it seems to be very tough to defeat defending champion _ France.
Morocco defeated Portugal in the quarter-finals, leaving Ronaldo and his team in tears.
A crucial moment that enabled these scenes of euphoria came in the 84th minute, with Portugal pressing hard for an equalizer.
Meanwhile, according to Al-Jazeera, Joao Felix was teed up by Cristiano Ronaldo and the curling left-footed strike he unleashed seemed destined for the top corner of Morocco’s goal. But Yassine Bounou had other ideas. The goalkeeper tipped the ball behind for a corner, leaving Felix with an expression of disbelief. It was a moment that passed by in a split second but one that Moroccan football will relive for decades.
It is among a string of such epic saves by Bounou at the World Cup in Qatar that helped his side create a history while also propelling him into the global limelight.
Rumours are swirling of top European clubs, from Real Madrid to Manchester United, taking interest in the Moroccan goalkeeper, who is also known as Bono – the name he wears on his jersey.
Albeit protected by an able defence, Bounou has kept three clean sheets so far in the World Cup, the joint-best in the tournament. It is a feat no African goalkeeper has ever achieved before.