on penalties to advance to the quarter-finals of the
after a 0-0 draw at the Education City Stadium.
's side defended spectacularly for 120 minutes, although Spain offered very little cutting edge in the final third, and it was a similar story from the spot for the 2010 champions.
Spain did not score a single penalty in the shootout, as
made the big call to drop
- who scored three goals in three group stage games - from the starting lineup, and the decision did not bear fruit early on.
Against all odds, Morocco’s national team became the first Arab country to make it this far in the World Cup.
Morocco beat Spain on penalties to reach the World Cup quarter-finals. It was quite a journey bringing you the football and the euphoria that followed Morocco’s win.
A day full of emotions and pure happiness. Full of hugs and congratulations. A coach and his dedicated team have brought all Moroccan people together as one.