Sofiane Boufal dances to celebrate Morocco’s 1-0 victory over Portugal in the 2022 World Cup quarter-finals, Saturday (10/12/2022). Boufal doesn’t dance alone. He invites his mother to join in celebrating Morocco’s historic victory in the World Cup.
An extraordinary sense of pride was evident from the smile of her mother when she danced with Sofiane Boufal. “Unbelievable, never imagined. I feel like dreaming. This is an impressive thing. I cried,” said Abdeltif Boufal, Sofiane’s brother. “I have never seen my mother smile like that. His son is in the semifinals of the World Cup, very impressive.”
Morocco’s move to the semifinals of the 2022 World Cup reaps history. The Atlas Lion became the first African continent country to break into the top four.
Even though they lost 0-2 to France in the semifinals, their trip should be a motivation. Morocco managed to offset Croatia 0-0 and beat Belgium in the group stage. They then conquer Spain and Portugal to get to the semifinals of the 2022 World Cup. “This is crazy. We are living a dream and don’t want to wake up. I have goosebumps,” Boufal said after beating Portugal to Foxsports.
Profile of Sofiane Boufal
Sofiane Boufal was not born in Morocco but in Paris, France, on September 17, 1993. France is also the place he know football compared to Morocco. However, Moroccan culture is so strong in his life because of his parents.
“I don’t want to forget what France has given me. It really helped me develop, providing a place for my parents,” Boufal was quoted as saying by Kuper in 2018.
His career as a footballer also started at the Angers SCO academy, a French League highest caste club . Years studying there, he then changed uniforms to Lille in 2016. In that team, he lasted one season.
He then moved to Southampton (England) and was loaned to Celta Vigo (Spain). However, in 2020 until today, he is back to Angers SCO.
Sofiane Boufal Short Biodata
Name: Sofiane Boufal
Place of birth: Paris, France
Date of birth: 17 September 1993
Strongest leg: Right
Height: 175 cm
– 2012-2015: Angers SCO (France)
– 2015-2016: Lille (France)
– 2016-2020: Southampton (England)
– 2018-2019: Celta Vigo (Spain)
– 2020-present: Angers SCO.