The Brazilian Football Confederation revealed the fate of the members of the Seleção Olympic team currently in the Moroccan city of Fez, after the violent earthquake that struck several cities in the country.
The Brazilian Federation confirmed in an official statement published on its official website that all members of the Olympic team delegation are fine, stressing at the same time its solidarity with the families of the victims and the injured.
The statement said, “The Brazilian Federation sympathizes with the Moroccan people after the tragedy caused by the earthquake that struck the country with a magnitude of 7 on the Richter scale, according to local authorities.”
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He added, “The technical and administrative staff of the Brazilian national team, who are currently in Morocco to play two friendly matches, are supporting the families of the victims and those injured following this tragedy, and we would like to confirm that the national team’s delegation is safe in the city of Fez.”
The statement explained, “The city of Fez was not affected by the earthquake, but our team felt the earthquake that occurred on Friday night, and for safety reasons everyone stayed near the hotel swimming pool for about an hour, before everyone returned to their rooms.”
He concluded, “We offer our support to those wonderful people who are currently working to rescue those trapped under the rubble.”
The Brazilian Olympic team arrived in Morocco, led by future Barcelona player Vitor Roque, in order to play two friendly matches against the “Atlas Lions”. The first actually took place and ended with a historic 1-0 victory for the hosts, scored by Zakaria Al-Wahidi.
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The second match was scheduled to be held the day after tomorrow, Monday, but until now the fate of the match has not been revealed after the earthquake.
The earthquake caused the postponement of the Moroccan national team’s first match against Liberia, which was scheduled for today, Saturday (September 9, 2023), in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers.