Rabat – The Atlas lions have roared back for a 2-0 win to beat Ivory coast in Abidjan. The Moroccan football team has memorably defeated Ivory coast to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, finishing at the top of Group C ahead of the Ivorian team. The Moroccan footballers have fulfilled their vow and booked a ticket to the 2018 World Cup for the first time in 20 years. The first goal against Ivory Coast was netted by the Moroccan winger Nabil Dirar at the 26-minute mark. Moroccan players have showed great mentality and played a great defense in the decisive Morocco-Ivory Coast game. Despite the Ivorian elephants’ massive defense against the Moroccan team, Ivory had no escape from a second kick played through the Moroccan key defender Mehdi Benatia, who scored his fabulous goal just five minutes after Morocco’s first goal. There was an incredible harmony between the Moroccan players, who balanced between the run and the pass throughout the game. Moroccan goalkeeper Munir Mohanad Mohamedi has also played a key role in today’s decisive game against the Ivorian players as he succeeded to abort all their attempts to score.This qualification is long overdue for Moroccan millennials who have never watch their national team play in a World Cup. The last time Morocco qualified to the World Cup was in France 1998. At the time, Achraf Hakimi, Morocco’s right back and Real Madrid player was still not born. This is the fifth time the Atlas Lions qualify for the world Cup following the editions of 1970, 1986, 1994 and 1998.Morocco has the best defense in the world, as it is the only national team did not concede any goal during the World Cup qualifiers. read more