Morocco have been one of the biggest surprises of the 2022 World Cup.
Although ranked only 22nd in the world, they’ve reached the semi finals
and eliminated European heavyweights Spain and Portugal along the way.
London is home to a fairly sizeable Moroccan population, with its
traditional heartland being in Golborne Road. But, as the final African
team, final Arab team, final Muslim team, and greatest underdog team
left in the competition they’ve attracted a broad base of non-Moroccan
On 10 December 2022, Morocco beat Portugal 1-0 to reach the semi finals
of the competition. Fans celebrated after the game in Trafalgar Square.