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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