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Graham Cornwell on why Morocco’s World Cup run means so much

For Morocco, a World Cup run that transcends the sport

By Graham Cornwell

December 13, 2022

This World Cup is a reminder that colonialism is hardly a distant memory. On Wednesday, Morocco will play in the World Cup semifinals. After shocking Spain and Portugal, two of its former colonizers, Morocco will face France — which ruled Morocco from 1912 to 1956. It’s a perfect anti-colonial trifecta, surely one of the most compelling narrative twists in World Cup history.

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