Morocco fans shut down the streets of Rusholme while celebrating remarkable win against Spain

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 7th December 2022

Morocco fans living in Manchester were understandably ecstatic following their incredible win over Spain in the World Cup and their celebrations ended up spilling onto the streets of Rusholme.

The North African nation who currently sit as the world no. 22 in the FIFA ranking stunned almost everyone watching their round of 16 tie against Spain, who for many were considered among the favourites to win the tournament, as they beat them 3-0 on penalties.

After some serious heroics from the keeper commonly known as ‘Bono’, Spanish-born wingback Achraf Hakimi sealed the win with an audacious Panenka penalty to send Morocco into the quarters.

And this is how those on the streets of Rusholme reacted:

As you can see, large stretches of the Curry Mile were brought to a standstill as Morocco fans danced in the streets, sounding out chants and waving flags following their historic victory.


Besides beating the same team who smacked Costa Rica for seven just a couple of games prior, they also became the first Arab nation to ever make it to the final eight of the World Cup. Record-breakers.

Although the scenes were obviously joyous, the jubilation did lead to a series of impromptu roadblocks.


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As you can see in the images above, the roaming fans caused some significant delays and it took some time for traffic in the area to normalise.

Morocco will now play Portugal in the quarter-finals on Friday, 9 December. Could we be in for another shock result against another night’s high-scoring side?

As for the Three Lions, their game against France kicks off at 7pm on Saturday. Here are a fair few places you can watch it:


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