Moracco's national women's team, known as the Atlas Lionesses, recently qualified for the FIFA Women's World Cup, becoming the first team from the Arab world to do so. The team's success is inspiring young girls in Morocco and challenging traditional views of soccer as a men's game. And the Royal Moroccan Football Federation has been making several efforts to develop women's soccer, including financial support, professionalization, and the establishment of youth development programs. Despite challenges and conservative attitudes in some areas, they are very optimistic for the future of women's soccer in Morocco and the broader Middle East and North Africa region. “Nothing is impossible. If they work and plan, other teams can make it too. Why not have four or five Arab teams competing in the World Cup?”, said Khadija Illa, president of the national women’s soccer league.