The ranking was done by British outlet the Telegraph, which, explaining that national symbols are part and parcel of the World Cup, said that it made the assessment in terms of the “biggest tune,” “most powerful effect on players,” and “silliest trumps.”
The British outlet described Morocco’s national anthem as having an “excellent opening bit” that is “very cinematic” and “sounds like the beginning of an epic battle.”
After the “excellent opening bit” come lots of “cutlery, evocative chromatics, and a powerful sense of being somewhere quite hot.” It all finally “seemed to juice the Morocco team up nicely.”
National colors and national anthems constitute an essential part of the World Cup, as each country sends players with the mindset of soldiers or national representatives dreaming of conquest and triumph.
More than a show of technical skills and athletic energy, the tournament is essentially about each player’s determination to show the world a positive representation of their countries.
The anthems of the other African countries did not fare as well in the Telegraph’s rankings. Senegal and Egypt came in 19th and 20th respectively, whereas Nigeria came in 22nd, followed by Tunisia in 23rd.
Only the anthems of France (1st), Colombia (2nd), Mexico (3rd), and Brazil (4th) beat the Moroccan national fervor during the group phase of this year’s World Cup.