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The underdogs are two wins away from a potential World Cup championship.
First, it was Belgium. Then it was Spain. Today, it was Portugal. Morocco has defeated yet another European soccer powerhouse to become the first African and Arab nation to advance to the semifinals in World Cup history.
The final score was 1-0 with the only goal coming off a leaping header from Youssef En-Nesyri late in the first half.
Morocco’s goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, better known as Bono, kept yet another clean sheet as he emerges as the tournament’s unlikely hero. Thus far, Morocco has only allowed in one goal—an own goal—during the World Cup.
Before going up against Morocco on Saturday, Portugal had won its last game against Switzerland 6-1. And just like he did against Switzerland, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, one the biggest soccer stars of his generation, started the game on the bench in what is likely to be his last World Cup.
What a moment 👏
Morocco scores its first ever men’s FIFA World Cup goal in the knockout stage 🇲🇦 pic.twitter.com/hGS7QoE3vV
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) December 10, 2022
Morocco’s fans are understandably ecstatic both at home and in Qatar, where they have become the de facto home team.
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