Morocco signed a historic feat by beating Portugal (1-0) in the quarter-finals of the World Cup this Saturday in Doha, becoming the first African team to qualify for the last four of a football World Cup.
In the semi-final, Wednesday at the al-Bayt stadium, Morocco will face the winner of the England-France quarter-final, scheduled for Saturday evening (8 p.m.).
Sevilla striker Youssef En Nesyri scored the game’s only goal with a header in the 42nd minute.
Stade Brestois player Achraf Dari entered in the 58th minute to replace captain Romain Saïss, who was released on a stretcher.
Spectators : 44 198
Arbitrator : Facundo Tello (ARG)
AIM. Morocco: En-Nesyri (42′).
Warnings. Morocco: Dari (70′), Cheddira (90’+2); Portugal: Vitinha (87′).
Exclusion. Morocco: Cheddira (90’+3, 2nd booking).
MOROCCO : Bounou – Hakimi, Saiss (cap) (Dari, 58′), Yamiq, Attiyallah – Ounahi, S. Amrabat, Amallah (Cheddira, 65′) – Ziyech (Aboukhlal, 82′), En-Nesyri (Banoune, 65′ ), Boufal (Jabrane, 82′). Salt. : Walid Régragui.
PORTUGAL : Costa – Dalot (Ricardo Horta, 79′), Pepe (cap), Dias, Guerreiro (Cancelo, 51′) – B. Silva, Neves (Cristiano Ronaldo, 51′), Otavio (Vitinha, 69′) – B. Fernandes, Ramos (Leao, 69′), Felix. Salt. : Fernando Santos.
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