Rerakaki changes the concept of "avocado head"

Moroccan players carry Walid Regragui on their shoulders.


Opinions may differ about the avocado fruit, but now it is enough to mention it in Morocco to find everyone rushing to get it, and the reason is coach Walid Rekragui, who led Morocco to an unprecedented achievement by becoming the first Arab team to reach the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup.

And after the departure of the Bosnian Wahid Khalilozic, last August, the Moroccan Federation announced the contract with Regraki, who led Wydad to the league double and the CAF Champions League last season.

Some criticized Regragui's choice for this task, and he was ridiculed as "avocado head" to belittle him.

But the coach proved his potential not only on the field, but also off it.

Morocco presented an amazing defensive performance, and forced Spain to be content with useless passes without danger to the goal, to snatch the qualification card to the quarter-finals, by penalty kicks, where it will face Portugal.

However, Morocco stunned the second-placed team in the world rankings 2-0, to become one step away from the round of sixteen for the second time in its history after 1986.

The victory over Canada made up for Regraki for not participating in the World Cup before.

Regragui said that "God gave him a chance to make history" as a coach for Morocco, and asked proudly, "Why don't we dream of winning the cup?"

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