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France’s Mbappe and Morocco’s Hakimi swap shirts in FIFA Worldcup Semi-Final

Morocco’s excellent performance throughout the world’s biggest tournament won them the hearts of football fans everywhere, even if they did not qualify for the Qatar World Cup 2022 final.

The Atlas Lions, the first African nation to qualify for the semi-finals on football’s grandest stage, lost 0-2 to defending champions France, bringing their dream run to a crashing end.

However, Kylian Mbappe’s gesture of rushing towards his Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) teammate Achraf Hakimi won the hearts of enthusiasts globally, as most fans applauded how the two youngsters kept their friendship alive along with the spirit of the sport.

After the final whistle, Mbappe immediately went to console his Moroccan friend, and after exchanging a few words, the two swapped their t-shirts. The 23-year-old Frenchman donned his PSG teammate’s No. 2 jersey and joined the rest of Les Bleus to continue celebrating their victory. Hakimi also wore Mbappe’s iconic No. 10 jersey and patted his teammates on the back.

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