Morocco continued their historic run at this 12 months’s World Cup by beating Portugal to achieve the semi finals.
A defensive mix-up allowed Youssef En-Nesyri to go in the one objective of the sport at Al Thumama Stadium on Saturday, eliminating Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes and co from the match.
The African aspect beforehand beat each Belgium and Canada to complete first in Group F, which was rewarded with a final 16 tie with Spain.
They held La Roja to a goalless draw and watched on with pleasure as Pablo Sarabia, Carlos Soler and Sergio Busquets all missed their penalties within the shootout, permitting Achraf Hakimi to Panenka within the winner.
That outcome made them simply the fourth African aspect after Cameroon (1990), Senegal (2002) and Ghana (2010) to achieve the quarter finals, however victory over Portugal makes the Atlas Lions the primary staff ever from the continent to make the World Cup semi finals.
This is who Morocco will face after their historic win.
Morocco will now look ahead to the results of the final quarter closing between England and France on Saturday night time to study their opponents within the final 4.
The Three Lions eased their manner by Group B with wins over Iran and Wales earlier than beating Senegal 3-0 within the final 16.
Les Bleus beat each Australia and Denmark within the group stage earlier than a much-changed XI misplaced to Tunisia. They then overwhelmed Poland due to a record-breaking strike from Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappe’s beautiful double.
Who might Morocco face within the closing?
The opposite semi closing entails Argentina and Croatia, that means Morocco would face a type of sides within the closing in the event that they beat England or France.
Argentina scuppered a 2-0 lead in regular time because the Netherlands mounted a comeback late on to take them to penalties. Nevertheless, misses from Steven Berghuis and Virgil van Dijk allowed La Albiceleste to progress the ultimate 4.
Croatia brought on a large shock within the quarter finals. Neymar had Brazil 1-0 up in additional time after 90 goalless minutes, however Bruno Petkovic’s dramatic equaliser took the sport to penalties. Misses from Marquinhos and Rodrygo allowed Luka Modric and co to safe a 4-2 victory.
If Morocco lose, they are going to face the opposite defeated semi finalists within the third place playoff.