Morocco sets records and maintains World Cup fairy tale with impressive victory

DOHA, Qatar - Morocco have become the first African team to reach a World Cup semi-final after eliminating Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo in the quarterfinals.

oussef En-Nesyri scored the only goal in a dramatic 1-0 win at Al Thumama and denied Portugal

 what would be an area within the quarter-finals for the first time in sixteen years.

Morocco, which had a late dismissal of Walid Cheddira, hosted a semi-final on Wednesday against France or England at the Al-Bayt stadium

where they will once again be supported by a ferocious crowd that roared them past Portugal.

Morocco dealt a heavy blow to African and Arab football by becoming the first team to reach a World Cup semi-final.

Tied in one set with Belgium and Croatia, and having switched gears just months before the tournament

 they certainly hoped to reach the last 16, but what they achieved in Qatar is nothing special.

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