Morocco wanted to make history at the Futsal World Cup in Lithuania and they succeeded. For the first time, the Atlas Lions qualified for the second round of this competition after two unsuccessful participations in 2012 and 2016 (last of their group each time).
Hicham Dguig's protégés are currently second in Group C before meeting Portugal on Sunday 19 September. In the worst case scenario, they will be among the best third-placed teams and will thus have the right to play in the round of 16 of the Lithuanian World Cup.
The two-time African champions beat the Solomon Islands in style (6-0) before conceding a frustrating draw against Thailand in their second game (1-1). If they finish third in their group, they could face Venezuela, Guatemala or Russia. If they finish second, they would have to meet one of the two highest-ranked teams in Group A, Kazakhstan or Venezuela.