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Atlas Lions edged out Spain on penalties to book a place in the quarter-finals, with either Portugal or Switzerland awaiting next.

Morocco have booked their place in the World Cup quarterfinals after a sensational penalty shootout victory against Spain.

Achraf Hakimi, the Atlas Lions’ Spanish-born superstar full-back, opened the curtain on Tuesday’s round of 16 game at Education City Stadium, scoring the game-winner from the penalty spot to make it 3-0 in penalties and sending the tens of thousands of raucous Moroccan fans in attendance into ecstasy.

Morocco will face either Portugal or Switzerland in the quarterfinals on Saturday.

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