FIFA World Cup 2022: Morocco beats Portugal to enter semifinal

Morocco defeats Portugal to head into the semifinal

Morocco continues its sensational run to the 2022 FIFA World Cup semifinals after defeating Portugal in the quarterfinals by 1-0 at the Al Thumama stadium.

Moroccan striker En-Nesyri scored in the first half of the game, profiting from a mistake by Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa.

The strike in the first half was enough to seal victory not only for Morocco but for the entire African continent, as the country became the only African side to reach the semifinals of the World Cup.

Outstanding Outing: Morocco, ranked 22nd in the world, are in exciting form at the FIFA World Cup 2022. They are considered underdogs in most of their games but always find a way to win the game against their opponents. and they became the first African team to win. leading the FIFA World Cup group since Nigeria in 1998.

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Big Loss: Morocco have now defeated World Cup favorites Belgium, Portugal and also Spain in the Round of 16 of the competition and are yet to concede a goal from an opposition player.

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Their victory guarantees Africa 11 slots in the 2026 World Cup. 9 permanent slots, one through the playoffs and the last one because they reached the semifinals.

Upcoming Semifinals: Their victory against Portugal guaranteed them a semifinal spot against the winner of the quarterfinal match between England and France. The semifinal will be played on Wednesday, 14 December at 8 pm WAT.


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