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Morocco makes history, advances at Women’s World Cup

The Atlas Lionesses are the first team from the Arab World to play in the soccer tournament.
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Morocco defeated Colombia on Thursday, advancing to the round of 16 for the first time at a FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Morocco beat Colombia 1-0 while Germany and South Korea tied 1-1, allowing Morocco to advance out of Group H into the next round.

Germany crushed Morocco 6-0 in the Atlas Lionesses’ first match, but the squad bounced back to defeat South Korea 1-0 in the next one. The latter was Morocco’s first-ever victory at the quadrennial soccer tournament. 

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