Morocco booked a place at the U17 FIFA World Cup finals after defeating on Wednesday in Constantine hosts Algeria 3-0 in the quarter finals of U17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
With their stunning victory in a fully packed stadium over Algeria, the Atlas Cubs make it to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations. Despite the huge support from local fans and officials filling the 30.000 seater Chahid Hamlaoui stadium, the Algerian team failed to score and were crushed before a tactically disciplined squad.
Moroccan player Zakaria Ouazane opened the score in the 28 minute with a header. The goal gave the Atlas Cubs more confidence, keeping possession and moving up and down the field as a block. In the second half, Ouazane netted his second goal in the 57th minute, leaving the Algerian team in a state shock. They could not do much with their star Anatouf kept in close guard by Abdelhamid Ait Boudlal.
Adam Chakir scored the 3rd goal for Morocco in the 86 minute, sending Algerian fans into a meltdown and a pin-drop silence and bitter disappointment.
Source: North Africa Post