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Morocco becomes first African country to enter football world cup semi-finals after beating fancied Portugal 1-0

Morocco displayed outstanding self-belief and skill during their encounter with Portugal

Morocco on Saturday created history by becoming the first Arab and African nation to qualify for the football world cup semi-final after beating the much-fancied Portugal 1-0

Youssef En Nesyri’s towering 42nd-minute header proved decisive as the Portuguese side failed the breach the Moroccan defence despite dominating the ball throughout.


At half-time, Portugal pulled in Cristiano Ronaldo from the substitute benches, but the move failed to make a difference against Morocco’s stout defence.

Morocco will now clash with either England or France in the semi-finals on December 14.