Thousands lined the streets of Rabat to welcome the national football team home

Watch: Jubilant Morocco welcomes home history-making World Cup team

Tens of thousands of jubilant Moroccans lined the streets of Rabat to welcome their football team home on Tuesday after the players exceeded the North African nation's wildest expectations and finished fourth at the World Cup in Qatar.

Tens of thousands of jubilant Moroccans lined the streets of Rabat to welcome their football team home on Tuesday after the players exceeded the North African nation's wildest expectations and finished fourth at the World Cup in Qatar.

Fans packed squares and lined up along avenues and streets in and around the capital, lighting flares, waving flags, dancing to the beat of drums and cheering as an open-top bus carrying the suit and tie-clad players rolled into the capital with a heavy police escort.

Smiling players and coach Walid Regragui waved, blew kisses to their ecstatic fans and snapped selfies against the backdrop of undulating crowds and swinging palm springs.

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