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Roaring on Raja

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In 2000, Raja Casablanca took part in the FIFA Club World Cup and lost all three of their matches.

This time around, the Moroccan outfit’s record is played two, won two, and both victories have been heavily indebted to the team’s boisterous 12th man. These supporters, pictured here cheering their team to a 2-1 quarter-final win over Mexico’s CF Monterrey, have packed out the Agadir Stadium and made an almighty racket for each of Raja’s successes thus far.

The result is that a team languishing in mid-table in the Moroccan top flight, without a win in their three matches before the Club World Cup, are now looking forward to a last-four duel with South American champions Atletico Mineiro. And while a third straight victory is far from assured, Raja’s players are at least guaranteed of the most raucous of support.

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