World Cup Viewer’s Guide: Quarterfinalists bid for title

By JAMES ROBSON DOHA, Qatar (AP) — After non-stop soccer for the past two weeks, the World Cup is taking a small break. There will be two days of rest before the quarterfinals start in Qatar with at least one surprising team still in contention to win soccer’s biggest prize. Morocco produced the latest upset in a tournament that has had its share of them, beating Spain in the round of 16 on Tuesday to become the first Arab nation to reach the World Cup quarterfinals. The Moroccans, who also became only the fourth African team to reach this stage, beat the 2010 champions in a penalty shootout. “What they’ve done today is extraordinary,” Morocco coach Walid Regragui said after the match. In the group stage, Saudi Arabia caused one of the biggest upsets in tournament history
Subscribe or log in to read the rest of this content.