Watch moment Moroccan steward breaks down in tears as his nation defeat Spain – after he had his back to the game

THIS is the heartwarming moment a Moroccan steward broke down in tears at the World Cup – despite having their back to the action.

Morocco became the first ever African country to reach the semi-finals when they knocked out Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal on Saturday.

The real hero was this Moroccan man. He works as a security in the stadium. His home country was playing a historic game and yet he gave the pitch his back to fulfill his duties of keeping us safe. You can see the emotions on his face when Morocco won.


— Mohammed Fahad Kamal (@mfk600) December 7, 2022

ReutersAchraf Hakimi scored the winning penalty against Spain[/caption]

Their historic run to the semis also included a last-16 penalty shootout victory over Spain.

And the victory over the 2010 World Cup champions proved to be too much for one steward.

Footage that has gone viral on Twitter shows the steward, reported to be Moroccan, strictly sticking to their duties despite the occasion.

The clip shows the security guard facing the crowd with their back to the game while the action unfolded on to the pitch.

Even when it went to a nerve-shredding penalty shootout they kept their eyes trained on the game.

But when Achraf Hakimi cheekily chipped in the winning penalty, the steward allowed themselves a moment to drink it all in.

They put their hands to their face as they were overcome with emotion, before quickly turning to look at the Morocco fans celebrating.

Then it was quickly back to business as they composed themselves and trained their eyes back on the crowd.


And fans were left gushing over the heartwarming reaction.

One wrote on Twitter: “This right here is emotional.”

Another said: “He was tempted that must’ve been torture for him.”

A third gushed: “My heart! His reaction.”

And a fourth commented: “Bless him that’s so cute.”

Underdogs Morocco then beat Portugal in the quarter-finals to set up a semi-final meeting with France.

The winner of that game will face the winners of Argentina vs Croatia in Sunday’s final.