Morocco beat Ronaldo’s Portugal, secure Africa’s first World Cup semi-final appearance


The Atlas Lions of Morocco have qualified for the semi-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, after a 1-0 defeat of Portugal.

The victory makes them the first African team to get to that stage of the competition in its 92-year history.

Youssef En-Yesri’s towering header in the 42nd minute proved to be the tie-breaker as Morocco became the first African team ever to qualify for the semi-final of the World Cup.

While Portugal dominated the possession, Morocco were contended with sitting back and launching occasional counterattacks.

Though Cristiano Ronaldo was brought in early in the second half, the 37-year-old was unable to rescue his team as his quest for the elusive World Cup trophy went up in flames yet again even though he achieved another record of the most-capped player