Morocco 0-Spain (3-0 on penalties): Resilient Moroccans stir up excitement at World Cup in quarter-finals

SPAIN are eliminated from the World Cup after losing to Morocco on penalties.

The 2010 champions struggled to crush the last remaining African nation in Qatar.

Morocco defeated Spain in a dramatic round of 16 on penalties

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Morocco defeated Spain in a dramatic round of 16 on penaltiesPhoto credit: Getty
Achraf Hakimi scored the decisive penalty with a cheeky lob

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Achraf Hakimi scored the decisive penalty with a cheeky lobPhoto credit: Reuters
Bounou produced the goods with two parades

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Bounou produced the goods with two paradesPhoto credit: Reuters
Sergio Busquets was the third Spanish player to miss

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Sergio Busquets was the third Spanish player to missPhoto credit: Reuters
It was heartache for the 2010 Spanish champions

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It was heartache for the 2010 Spanish championsPhoto credit: Reuters

On the other hand, Walid Cheddira will feel like he could have had an upset win in regulation time but missed three big chances.

After a scoreless 90 minutes, this tense duel went into extra time where Spain made the most of the race, looking for a last-second winner.

Pablo Sarabia’s volley hit the post in the third minute of added time as the game went to penalties.

The late substitute then hit the post with Spain’s first try on penalties before Carlos Soler saw his try saved.

Sergio Busquets also missed before the Spaniard Achraf Hakimi sealed the 3-0 with a dink.

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It was a hard-fought duel with both sides looking for a breakthrough

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It was a hard-fought duel with both sides looking for a breakthroughPhoto credit: AFP
Achraf Hakimi went just over with a free kick

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Achraf Hakimi went just over with a free kickCredit: AP
Gavi was somehow thwarted by a nice save before the offside flag went up

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Gavi was somehow thwarted by a nice save before the offside flag went upPhoto credit: Rex
Sergio Busquets and Marcos Llorente had to double against Sofiane Boufal

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Sergio Busquets and Marcos Llorente had to double against Sofiane BoufalPhoto credit: Getty
The Atlas Lions had massive support in Qatar

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The Atlas Lions had massive support in QatarPhoto credit: Getty
Spain turned to Alvaro Morata to try and break the impasse

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Spain turned to Alvaro Morata to try and break the impassePhoto credit: Getty
Nico Williams had a glorious chance to win it in regulation time

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Nico Williams had a glorious chance to win it in regulation timeCredit: AP
It was difficult for Luis Enrique in the dugout

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It was difficult for Luis Enrique in the dugoutPhoto credit: Getty
Unai Simon made a decisive save against Walid Cheddira

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Unai Simon made a decisive save against Walid CheddiraPhoto credit: Getty

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