THE Moroccan Football Federation has announced it will give 13,000 free tickets to fans for Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final against France.
Morocco have been the surprise package of the winter tournament.
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They topped a group consisting of 2018 finalists Croatia, Belgium’s golden generation an an impressive Canadian side.
One-time World Cup winners, Spain, were then put to the sword in the round of 16 on penalties.
And a 1-0 win over Portugal in the quarters made Morocco the first African country to reach the last four.
Morocco boast an impressive defensive record, and are yet to concede a goal at the hands of an opposition player.
They have conceded just one goal at this year’s edition of the World Cup, and it was an own goal by Nayef Aguerd.
The West Ham defender steered the ball into the back of his own net against Canada in the group stages.
They will now square off with current world champions, France, on Wednesday for a spot in Sundays final, where Argentina await.
And according to the BBC, Morocco’s Football Federation has announced it will give 13,000 free tickets to fans to roar the team on.
Morocco has been one of the most supported teams in Qatar, with thousands making the trip.
The tickets are expected to be distributed by the Moroccan embassy in Qatar.
Moroccan fans have also travelled on 30 promotional flights operated by Royal Air Maroc.
The state carrier had put on seven additional flights to allow fans to attend the quarter-final with Portugal last week, which paid off.
Royal Air Maroc said in a statement: “In order to allow the many Moroccans wanting to support the national team at its peak and experience the emotion of the World Cup semi-final, Royal Air Maroc has set up an air bridge between Casablanca and Doha.
“The exceptional and heroic performance of the national team during the 2022 World Cup will forever be engraved in the memory of Moroccans.
“A performance achieved thanks, in particular, to the fervour of the Moroccan public, the 12th man.”
Moroccans are set to take up a third of the Al Bayt Stadium’s 68,895 capacity.