Morocco beat Portugal; becomes first African team to reach World Cup semi-final


It was a history-making moment for Morocco today, December 10, after defeating Portugal 1-0 to reach the 2022 World Cup semi-final.


It was a nightmare in the first half for Portugal as they went 1-0 down shortly before the half-time break. Goalkeeper Diogo Costa made a shocking error as he attempted to claim a cross, leaving Youssef En-Nesyri to head the ball into an empty net after failing to collect the inviting delivery.

Former Manchester United frontman Cristiano Ronaldo came off the bench in the second period, but he was unable to impact the game.

With the win, Morocco became the first African nation to reach the semi-final of the World Cup. Cameroon (1990), Senegal (2002), and Ghana (2010) all failed to make it through the last-eight ties.


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