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Malaguistas and the World Cup | Ben Barek

Morocco will face Spain tomorrow in the Russia World Cup. A very special match for our Club adviser, Abdullah Ben Barek.

MCFTV brings you another World Cup story with Ben Barek - Moroccan by birth and Spanish by adoption - as the star of the show.

That first match

“It’s the second time that Morocco will play against Spain. Once, when I was a player, Spain with Di Stéfano, Puskas, Gento, Santamaría… that great team. They beat us in Casablanca and in Madrid we lost 3-2”.

Goal of the lame

“Before the match in Madrid I had slight injury discomfort, but didn’t what to let anyone know as they might say I didn’t want to play against Spain because I was with Málaga. I kept quiet, played the entire match and scored a goal”.

Mexico 86

“Living a World Cup is an extraordinary thing, and thanks to God I experienced it. Not as a player, but as technical director of the Morocco national teams in 86 in Mexico. It’s hard to explain what it means to be in a World Cup”.