The streets of the Moroccan capital, Rabat, are preparing to receive the Moroccan national football team, which is expected to make a big tour to greet thousands of fans, rejoicing at the historic achievement of the "Atlas Lions" in the recent World Cup finals that were held in Qatar.

⛔️ The streets of Rabat, an hour and a quarter before the arrival of the Moroccan national team's plane to Rabat-Salé Airport, coming from Doha

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The streets of the capital witnessed an unusual movement since the early hours of Tuesday morning, when a set of measures were imposed in order to perfectly organize the upcoming tour of the stars of the Moroccan national team.

Pictures from the streets of Rabat, where crowds flock to celebrate the Atlas Lions # Morocco_Qatar_2022

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And the municipality of the city of Rabat had issued a notice yesterday evening, Monday, to the residents, asking them not to park their cars in all the streets and squares that are expected to be included in the tour of the Moroccan national team’s bus, in order to allow it to pass smoothly, in addition to avoiding the great overcrowding due to the expected attendance of tens of thousands of fans.

Preventing standing and stopping in some of the streets of Rabat in preparation for receiving the Moroccan team

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In the same context, Moroccan media sources reported that more than 8,000 Moroccan security personnel were recruited to secure this tour.

The open bus in which the Atlas Lions will roam the streets of Rabat, to celebrate the achievement of the World Cup with the Moroccan people 🇲🇦🔥🦁# Rabat #Football #Moroccan_Team

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The pioneers of social networking also circulated pictures showing the Director General of National Security, Abdel Latif Hammouchi, as he was following the progress of preparations in the streets, which will be included in the upcoming tour of the Atlas Lions.


Reception of the Atlas Lions: The Director General of National Security and National Soil Monitoring, Mr. Abdellatif Hammouchi, accompanied by senior officials of the General Directorate of National Security, is conducting a field visit to review the security and safety cooperation protocol to secure this great popular celebration

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In addition, the city's municipality started cleaning the streets and public facilities, as well as placing iron barriers on the areas through which the bus will pass.

On Monday evening, the Moroccan Ministry of Royal Palaces, Ceremonies and Decorations announced, "With royal directives, the national football team will be allocated, tomorrow, Tuesday, a reception at the level of the brilliant path it achieved during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar."

In a statement issued by the aforementioned ministry, it was stated that "in this context, the national team will receive a large public and public reception, since its arrival at Rabat-Salé Airport, at around five o'clock in the evening, passing through Hassan II Street, November 16 Square, Chellah Square, King Hussein Square and then Mohammed Street." Fifth, Post Square, Mohammed V Square, January 11 Square, Moulay El Hassan Street, Bab As Sufara, all the way to the Royal Palace, where the members of the national team will receive a sublime royal reception in celebration and appreciation of this great historical achievement.

Moroccan national team star Sofiane Boufal dances with his mother with joy after the victory over Portugal (Reuters)

It is noteworthy that, along with the players, the Moroccan king decided to dedicate a special tribute to their mothers, after they stole the spotlight in this great football event.

And the Moroccan national team achieved the best Arab and African achievement ever in the World Cup competitions that were held in Qatar, after it reached the semi-finals of the competition before being eliminated by France in the semi-finals 0-2, and the “Atlas Lions” had expelled from its path European teams that are strong in Similar to Belgium, Spain and Portugal.