FIFAWWC: Morocco Secure First World Cup Win Against South Korea

Morocco earned a surprise victory over South Korea on Sunday (Today) to secure the country’s first win at a Women’s World Cup in a match where Nouhaila Benzina also made history.

Striker Ibtissam Jraidi scored the only goal of the match in a 1-0 victory as Morocco became the third debutants to win a game at this tournament.

Jraidi’s sixth-minute header was also Morocco’s first ever goal in the tournament.

The Atlas Lionesses entered the clash in Adelaide as heavy underdogs against opponents ranked over 50 places higher in the world rankings.

The match was filled with significant landmarks with Defender Benzina who started for Morocco becoming the first player to wear a hijab at a senior-level Women’s World Cup.

Despite two defeats in two games, South Korea has yet to be eliminated as Germany suffered a shock 2-1 loss to Colombia in Group H’s later match. South Korea will play Germany on August 3 in their final group stage match while Morocco battle Colombia for a slot in the knockout stage of the competition.

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