Qatar is the first Arab country to host the FIFA World Cup and it has produced the Arab world’s first quarterfinalist: MOROCCO.
In the history of World Cup, Morocco became only the 4th African country to reach the quarterfinals at the biggest Football tournament in the world by surprisingly beating one of the most finest European football country, Spain, 3-0 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 draw all the way through the extra time.
The Moroccans has played only their second knockout game at a World Cup history. Other Arab nations that participated in this tournament were Qatar (the hosts), Saudi Arabia and Tunisia but all of them were eliminated in the group stages, even though Saudi Arabia began the tournament with one of the biggest upsets in history by defeating Maradona and Messi’s home country: ARGENTINA.
The game’s 120 minutes could not reveal the winner so the penalty shootout was ahead. To give the players motivation, Eminem‘s biggest hit, Oscar and Grammy-winning song “Lose Yourself” was played at the Education City Stadium.
“They are now playing Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” before the Spain vs Morocco penalty shootout. I wonder who Slim Shady would support.” wrote ESPN FC journalist Cesar Hernandez on his social media accounts.
Check the reactions below:
They’re now playing Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” before the Spain vs Morocco penalty shootout.
I wonder who Slim Shady would support
— Cesar Hernandez (@cesarhfutbol) December 6, 2022
Eminem’s Lose Yourself is being played right now in 1/8 final #WorldcupQatar2022 game between Spain and Morocco
— Yura (@avdeevu) December 6, 2022
they playing lose yourself during the penalty coin flip in this Spain v Morocco game. I find that hilarious.
— 🇭🇹🇺🇸Manny™ (3,3) (@mannythagreat) December 6, 2022
You can hear Lose Yourself’s couple of seconds in the video below: