Morocco 1-0 Portugal FIFA World Cup 2022, Morocco becomes first African team to qualify into the Semi-final, Portugal out, Ronaldo leaves the field in Tears

Morocco make history as the first African team to reach the semi-finals! And didn’t the deserve it after a dogged and disciplined performance against Portugal today.

Ronaldo leaves the field in tears, but this game was about the Atlas Lions and an incredible team. They’ve written their names in the history books, no matter what happens in the next game.

Portugal dominated the ball but failed to create many clear-cut opportunities despite all their possession.

Morocco were typically strong in contesting for control, winning more than 57 percent of the duels so far.

But as the cliché goes, the only statistic that matters is the score line, and the Atlas Lions will be delighted with their 1-0 lead at the break.

Ronaldo and Cancelo are coming on, with Guerreiro and Neves going off. Fernando Santos didn’t waste much time before making the changes.

Morocco grew into this half and deserve to go into the break in front. Fernandes hit the crossbar from an unlikely angle, in a frantic end to that first half.

Morocco had their chances on the counter, too, and this is certainly anyone’s game in the second half.

Morocco plays against Fernando Santos’ brilliant Portugal team in a key quarter final match at the Al Thumama Stadium on Saturday December 10, at 10am ET

Morocco managed to pull off one of the biggest upsets of the competition so far by beating Spain at the knockout stage. With a victory over Spain, Morocco has been impressive at the FIFA World Cup.

Preview :

Morocco can become the first team from Africa to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup if they beat the Portuguese, Morocco will be sure to put up more of a fight after they battled to a 0-0 draw with Spain, before holding their nerve in the penalty shoot-out and winning it by 3-0.

Walid Regragui’s now wants his team to make history in Qatar “We have already achieved great things but
we feel it’s not enough,” he said. “We want to go further.”

This is Morocco’s first trip to the World Cup quarterfinals, while Portugal have reached the semifinals twice.

Despite a late lapse against South Korea when already qualified, Santos had seen his side negotiate safe passage through the World Cup’s first phase as Group H winners, and with three wins and 12 goals to their name already, they may well believe they can now lift the trophy for the very first time.

Four years ago, Portugal lost in the round of 16 to Uruguay, though a group-stage game against
Morocco was “possibly the most difficult match” the team faced, Santos, earlier said

Morocco becomes only the fourth African country to reach the quarterfinals at soccer’s biggest tournament,
after Cameroon (1990), Senegal (2002) and Ghana (2010)

Final Line Up :

Morocco XI : Bounou, Hakimi, El Yamiq, Saiss (Dari, 58′), Attiat-Allah, Ounahi, Amrabat, Amallah (Cheddira, 65′), Ziyech (Aboukhlal, 82′), Boufal (Jabrane, 82′), En-Nesyri (Benoun, 65′).
Portugal XI : Costa, Dalot (Horta, 79′), Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro (Cancelo, 51), Otavio (Vitinha, 69′), Neves (Ronaldo, 51′), Silva, Fernandes, Felix, Ramos (Leao, 69′).

Head to Head :

This is the third match between the two. Earlier they played two matches both of them one match each.

Date, Time & Venue :

Date: Saturday, December, 10
Kickoff Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00 pm GMT
Location: At the Al Thumama Stadium

Live Streaming :

10am ET on Fox for English, Telemundo for Spanish, FUBO Tv, fox sports app, FS1 and Telemundo
Live stream: FUBO TV (Try for free)

Final Results Morocco vs Portugal :

Teams1st Half2nd HalfFinal Score

Morocco defeated Portugal by 1-0

42′ : En Nesyri (Morocco)

Goals :

En Nesyri puts Morocco in front with a header.

Keeper Costa comes for it but makes a mess as he misses the ball and the forward heads it down into an empty net.

42 mins: Morocco 1-0 Portugal

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