Morocco shocked Portugal and the world. The first ever African side to reach the World Cup semi-finals. This is history!
The Atlas Lions will face England or France in the semi-final.
The match between Morocco and Portugal played at Al Thumama Stadium, Doha on Saturday, 10 December 2022, was watched by almost the whole world and all eyes were on the Morroccan players, the only Arab and African country to go to reach this level in the history of the World Cup.
Youssef En-Nesyri’s first-half strike proved to be the difference as the North Africans booked their place in the semi-final of the World Cup.
Morocco continued their remarkable World Cup campaign by producing another shock result as they defeated Portugal 1-0 to book a place in the semi-final and leave Cristiano Ronaldo in tears.
Portugal started very strong at the firstv6 minutes, but Yassine Bounou made a fantastic stop to save Joao Felix’s close-range header.
However, Morocco grew into the game and deservedly took the lead on the stroke of half-time through Youssef En-Nesyri.