Walid Regragui, the coach of Morocco, says the team will fight to reach its "crazy" World Cup goal

Soccer news Dec 13, 2022

Morocco will struggle to fulfill their "crazy" aim of making it to the World Cup final, according to Walid Regragui.

Morocco has already achieved history as the first African team to reach the last four by upsetting Belgium, Spain, and Portugal on their way here.

The Atlas Lions will be put to the greatest test on Wednesday when they take on the current world champions, France, but coach Regragui says they will not be happy with a semifinal berth.

Games get more challenging as you go. When asked about the opposition, he remarked, "We are facing the world champions with world-class players and a very excellent, perhaps the finest coach in the world."

But we'll play with a ton of heart and attempt to pull off the upset. That's why you should play in the World Cup final.

Our participation in this competition aims to inspire a cultural shift on our continent. I'm afraid I have to disagree if we settle for a runner-up finish and declare the semifinals the final round.

We're not happy with making history as the first African squad to reach the semifinals. More progress is what we want.

It's a winner-take-all competition, and if you put in the effort and have the fans' backing, you may come out on top.

We have defeated some really good teams. Most of our opponents have written us off before each game, yet we keep winning. Since we are so near, now is the time to fight for what we want.

We're one of the top four teams in the world right now, and we're determined to make it to the championship game. Brazil, the tournament's top squad, has been eliminated.

"We need to eat. Even if it doesn't work, our goal is for Africa to be number one. I'm aware that we're not the odds-on favorite but be assured that we're still quite capable.

"That seems insane to you, but a little crazy never hurt anyone."

Nayef Aguero, the West Ham central defender, and Romain Saiss, the ex-Wolves defender, are both questionable with injuries, which might derail Morocco's hopes of making it to the final.

Regragui said, "As everyone knows, we have many injuries, but we have a wonderful medical team working very hard and coming in with positive news daily.

Currently, there are no confirmed admissions or dismissals. We're going to show our finest face.

The Al Bayt Stadium will be flooded with around 20,000 Moroccan supporters.

Ilias Chair, the winger for QPR, once stated, "It's a real honor to play for these people and make them proud. Their support is unparalleled, and they have the finest supporters in the world. We are competing to achieve excellence.

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