Earthquake in Morocco: Vitor Roque and Brazilian pre-Olympic team safe after feeling earthquake

The Brazilians are in Fez and felt the earthquake, but the CBF reports that they experienced no consequences. The natural disaster claimed more than 800 lives.

On Friday evening and early Saturday morning, Morocco was rocked by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck several cities in the African country, with its epicenter 60 kilometers southwest of the city of Marrakech. The natural disaster has already left more than 800 dead and 600 injured.

The Brazilian pre-Olympic team (the U-23 team), which also includes Barcelona player Vitor Roque (he is still on loan at Athletico Paranaense), was affected by the tremors, but without consequences.

The South Americans are concentrated in Morocco, in the city of Fez, and had to leave their rooms at night due to the earthquake. After an hour in the hotel pool, the players were able to return to their rooms, with the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) now confirming that no footballers were injured.

The CBF has released an official note on the situation. He expressed his solidarity with Morocco and reported that fortunately all players are safe.

“The CBF reports that the Pre-Olympic Team delegation is safe in Fez, a city not affected by the earthquake. The football players and members of the technical committee felt the earthquake on Friday evening. For safety reasons, everyone stayed close to the hotel pool for about an hour until they returned to their rooms.

Source: Goal


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