The Qatar 2022 World Cup has so far been a tournament of shocks and today was no exception as Africa for the first time will have a representative at the biggest football showpiecewhen Morocco defeated Portugal 1 nil in one of the quarterfinals games played today.
The Atlas Lions of Morocco continued their fairy-taleexperience and they put in a defensive shift to lock out some of the best players in the world. The only goal of the game was scored by Youssef En-Nesyri when he rose highest to plant his header into the roof of the net just 3 minutes before halftime.
Cristiano Ronaldo who was not included in the starting line-up for Portugal was brought in at the start of the second half but “almost does not kill a bird” as they stopped short of putting the ball into the net.
Morocco finished the game with 10 men when WalidCheddira saw red in the 3rd minute of added but it could not stop the Atlas Lions from roaring into the last 4 of the tournament.
Morocco will play the winners of the game between England and France for a place in the final of World Cup.
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