The Morocco national football team beat Spain on penalties in the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar. After beating Belgium in the group stage, Morocco eliminated one of the national teams considered favorites at this World Cup and qualified for the quarter-finals of a World Cup for the first time in its history (they had not played in the round of 16 since 1986).
Regulation time ended 0-0, with Spain largely in control of the game but not very effective in attack. Paradoxically, Morocco had more clear opportunities to score goals starting on the counterattack, but never managed to score. On penalties Spain missed every penalty they took, with Pablo Sarabia, Carlos Soler and Sergio Busquets. Morocco’s decisive penalty was instead scored with a “spoon” by former Inter full-back Achraf Hakimi.