Africa celebrates as Morocco dumps out Spain


Morocco sensationally dumped Spain out of the World Cup in a last-16 penalty shootout on Tuesday.

Spanish-born Paris St-Germain right-back Achraf Hakimi scored the decisive spot-kick at Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar after Spain squandered all three of their attempts, following a 0-0 draw over 120 minutes.

Hakimi, a product of the Real Madrid youth system, calmly slotted his penalty past Unai Simon in Spain's goal to seal Morocco's 3-0 win in the shootout.

Atlas Lions goalkeeper Yassine Bounou was the real hero of the shootout, though, saving three of Spain's spot-kicks.

During the 90 minutes plus extra time, Spain dominated possession but failed to create many clear chances against Morocco’s stubborn defence.

Morocco advanced to a quarterfinal clash with either Portugal or Switzerland who meet later on Tuesday night.