Morocco eliminated Spain in the biggest surprise of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Read here to find out Sofyan Amrabat controversial comments on social media after the historic victory in the Round of 16.
Sofyan Amrabat took the world by storm after an outstanding performance in the round of 16 match against Spain at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Morocco have never reached the quarter-finals of the tournament but now have a chance to reach the semi-finals when they face Portugal.
The best participation in the World Cup for Morocco was in Mexico 1986, when the African team reached the round of 16. But he was eliminated by West Germany (1:0) in the match played on the Monterrey field. Qatar 2022 is their sixth World Cup overall and only the second where they will reach the knockout stage.
Sofyan Amrabat is 26 years old and currently plays for Fiorentina in Serie A. He was a very solid player in Italy but the truth is that there was no buzz around him until he took care of the midfield. in the game between Spain and Morocco. Then, after this amazing triumph, he took to social media and attacked Spanish players like Pedri, Gavi and Sergio Busquets
What happened with Sofyan Amrabat on social media?
Though Sofyan Amrabat was born in the Netherlands, he decided to play for Morocco (his parents are Moroccan). At the club level, the midfielder started his career at FC Utrecht in the Eredivisie in 2014 and, just three years later, Amrabat was signed by Feyenoord, one of the top-teams in that country.
One year later, Sofyan Amrabat went to Belgium and played for Brugge. Then, in 2019, he was loaned to Hellas Verona in Italy before arriving to Fiorentina in 2020. In the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the midfielder started the three games at the group stage (Croatia, Belgium and Canada). However, the breakthrough performance for him was in the Round of 16 against Spain.
After dominating the Spanish midfield, Sofyan Amrabat made fun of players like Pedri, Gavi and Sergio Busquets with some memes on social media. The controversial images and references were extremely criticized worldwide and some of them were taken down by the player after the scandal.