Rabat – According to Fifa’s statistics, Moroccan fans have flooded into Russia for the 2018 World Cup.
If they Win or lose, the Atlas Lions will always remember the unconditional love of the 42,000 Moroccan fans who supported their country at the match in St.Petersburg.
The Moroccan supporters who predominantly arrived two days before the meeting, according to Arabic outlet Al Akhbar, are the largest foreign audience present in Russia. They have fired up the country, chanting and raising the Moroccan flag on the streets.
Through their love and support, Moroccans want to give the Atlas Lions the motivation to go far in the competition.
Despite the defeat of the Atlas Lions in the first game to Iran (1-0), a new wave of Moroccans are expected to arrive in Moscow for the second decisive match against Portugal on Wednesday, June 20.
Hundreds of offers issued by travel agencies have made Moroccan fans trip possible. For example, Royal Air Maroc partnered with the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, and arranged a program of flights between Casablanca, Tangiers, Oujda, Marrakech and the Russian cities of Saint Petersburg, Moscow and Kaliningrad
In addition to those from Morocco, a significant number of Moroccans living abroad have journeyed to Russia to encourage the Atlas Lions.
Moreover, the Moroccan Embassy in Moscow is facilitating a smoother experience at the World Cup. The embassy has published a comprehensive guide to help provide better conditions for the duration of supporters’ time in Russia.The embassy’s guide contains important information on the host cities, communication tools, transportation, cultural sites, and Russian laws.