Wednesday Apr 18, 2018. 12:00
Actor Said Taghmaoui has declared his support for Morocco ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The 44-year-old French-American is of Moroccan descent and is best known for his roles in ‘Three Kings’ and ‘Wonder Woman’.
“I take this opportunity to greet and encourage all members of the national team #leslionsdelatlas. After 20 years of absence the team’s qualification is historic,” Taghmaoui posted on Instagram.
He continued: “I would like all Moroccans and Africans of the world support them at the beginning of this joint adventure, and we will all go very far together.”
He also praised Morocco captain Mehdi Benatia, who has endured a tough week following Juventus’ elimination from the Champions League at the hands of Real Madrid.
Benatia was the defender at the heart of the controversial penalty incident which allowed Real to edge into the semifinals.
“To this great man, this great player, this great captain of the national team of Morocco, Mehdi Benatia, we sincerely are very lucky to have you for the 2018 Russia World Cup,” stated Taghmaoui.
Benatia responded, “Thank you my brother for your message! You have shown us all that through hard work and perseverance, anyone can succeed.”