the disappointment of the modest participation in World Cup 1994 in USA, The
atlas lions came back to world cup in 1998 with a burning desire to overcome and
make better, to honor their country and the hole the black continent.
Although given as an outsider in a group of giants, Morocco sent a clear sign to
its group challengers by making a 2-2 draw in the opening match against Norway,
Moroccans tenaciously battled against the athletic Norwegian players, considered
favorites by the international book-makers, and deserved the victory, but some
mistakes in the defense made them miss the 3 wining points.
In their second game the Moroccans were confident to conquer the Brazilians
team, but despite high-quality game given by Moroccans, the supremacy of the
best team in the history of football was respected, and the lions lost.
But Morocco was confident to pass to the next stage. In their third game they
dominated Scotland easily with a large victory of 3-0, and all they have to do
is to wait for a draw or a victory of the great Brazil against Norway. But the
unbelievable happened, and Brazil lost.
The continent was in tears denouncing the unfair of Brazilians who could win
easily if they needed it. But in the same time, saluting the courage of the
brave lions Hadji, Bassir, Camacho, and the others who gave the world a good
image of Arab and African football.