A photo shows Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani celebrating Morocco's win over Spain.
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Following Morocco's victory over Spain, social media users and websites circulated a photo purporting to show Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani's reaction.
Misbar investigated the circulating photo and found the claim to be misleading.
A thorough reverse image search revealed that the photo circulating is unrelated to the Morocco-Spain match.
Photo of Qatar’s Emir During the Qatar-Senegal Match
On November 25, photographer Jean Catuffe captured the image for Getty Image.
The photo was taken at Doha's Al Thumama Stadium.
The photo shows Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani's reaction during the Qatar-Senegal Group A match.
Qatar's Emir Backs Qualified Arab Teams for the World Cup
On December 6, Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani was seen honorably celebrating Morocco's round-of-16 victory over Spain.
In the video, the Emir of Qatar is also seen waving the Moroccan flag.
The video clip was shared on Twitter by the official account of beIN Sports.
His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani attended the World Cup 2022 match between Saudi Arabia and Argentina on November 22, 2022.
The Saudi National Team made history by defeating its Argentine counterpart by a score of two to one.
During the game, Qatar's Emir was seen carrying the Saudi flag to support the Green Falcons in their fierce battle.
Spain’s World Cup Round of 16 Match Loss to Morocco
Morocco advanced to the 2022 World Cup quarterfinals by defeating Spain 3-0 on penalties following a 0-0 draw in extra time.
Morocco became the fourth African country to win.
The Moroccans were playing in only their second World Cup knockout game.
Three penalties were scored by Moroccan players Achraf Hakimi, Abdelhamid Sabiri, and Hakim Ziyech against Spain.
"I’m very proud of my fans, of my people and Arabic people," said Morocco coach Walid Regragui. "Also because I think you have Qatari people here, maybe Algerian people, Tunisian people, Arabic people, and African people."
Morocco, who has been the biggest surprise of the competition, will next play Portugal in the quarterfinals.
During the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Misbar debunked several misleading claims attributed to Qatar's Emir.