Ashraf Hakimi kisses the forehead of his mother at the Al-Thumama Stadium in Doha. AFP
Syed Shayaan Bakht, Gulf Today
In the group match, Morocco defeated Belgium 2-0, Belgium is second in FIFA world ranking while Morocco is 22nd.
Moroccan players prostrated themselves on the ground after defeating the world’s number two team Belgium, but it was Moroccan defender Ashraf Hakimi celebrated in a unique way.
Ashraf Hakimi went to his mother in the spectator stand, took off his shirt and gave it to her and hugged her and kissed her forehead.
The mother kissed the son and congratulated him.
On the other hand, the house of the former coach of the Moroccan national team, Bosnian Vahid Halilhodžić, was robbed in France, according to a source in the French police confirmed on Monday.
The source said that the thieves stormed through a window in the back of the house located in Lovecen, and then seized the safe, which contained money, jewelry and luxury watches.
While the stolen goods were estimated at 80,000 euros, the judicial police opened an investigation into the theft, which was discovered at the end of the day.
Halilhodžić was dismissed from his post as coach of the Moroccan national team last August.
Halilhodžić previously coached Paris Saint-Germain, Lille, Rennes and Nantes in France, and the national teams of Algeria, Ivory Coast and Japan.