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FIFA World Cup 2022 Highlights: Morocco beat Portugal 1-0 to make history

FIFA World Cup 2022 Highlights: Morocco beat Portugal 1-0 to make history

The World Cup 2022 continues Saturday on FOX p Morocco taking off Portugal1-0 at Qatar’s Al-Thumama Stadium in the penultimate quarter-final match of the tournament. Morocco became the first African country to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup.

Portugal superstar and team captain Cristiano Ronaldo was benched from the start for the team’s second straight game. He came on in the second half after Portugal fell behind, but it wasn’t enough to provide the spark Portugal needed to pull off a come-from-behind win.

The two teams’ record at the World Cup is now 2-1, with Morocco winning in 1986 and 2022.

Another place in the semi-finals is up for grabs on Saturday England takes over France next (2:00 PM ET on FOX and the FOX Sports app). The winner will play Morocco in the semi-finals on Wednesday.

Here are the best plays!

Morocco vs Portugal Highlights

Morocco 1, Portugal 0

6′: What could have been

Youssef En-Nesiri was it’s close to get Morocco on the board early, but his header was a little too high.

He tried another header in the 26th minute, but it went wide to the right and it was still nil.

31′: Blocked!

Portugal Joao Felix made a great move from outside the box around the half hour mark but was blocked.

A few moments later, the defender of Portugal Rafael Guerreiro tried to punch the ball, but Gonzalo Ramos was caught offside.

42: Goal!

Finally, En-Nessiri was able to connect with a header to give Morocco a 1-0 lead before the break.

Morocco’s Youssef En-Nessiri scores a goal against Portugal in the 42nd minute

Youssef En-Nessiri scores a RIDICULOUS header for Morocco at FIFA World Cup 2022 | Every angle

Morocco’s Youssef En-Nessiri made an inappropriate header against Portugal at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

It was the first goal of the Moroccan men’s team at the World Cup in the knockout stage.

45′: Off the post!

Bruno Fernandez was inches away on the night before the break but his effort was no good.

52′: Ronaldo is checked

Ronaldo entered the game in the 52nd minute as a substitute Ruben Neves.

58′: Can’t connect

In the second half, Ramos tried to get Portugal on the scoreboard with a header, but it missed to the right.

60′: can’t throw

Morocco’s defense was relentless in the second half.

Moroccan defender Akhraf from However, he received the first yellow card in the match in the 70th minute.

82′: Saving the game

Keeper of Morocco Bono made a massive save late in the second half from a wild combination involving Ronaldo and Felix to keep Portugal out.

Elsewhere, the Portugal defender Diogo Dalot out due to injury, and vitinya received his second yellow card of the game.

Morocco’s Bono makes an incredible save to keep Portugal at bay

90’+1′: Another one!

Ronaldo had a last-ditch effort to get Portugal on the board in stoppage time, but he was unable to connect after Bono pulled off another massive save for Morocco.

Cristiano Ronaldo was SO CLOSE to a draw for Portugal

90’+3′: saw red

Morocco Walid Chedira made consecutive fouls in stoppage time and received a late red card.

90’+7′: Portugal are out

Everything came down to the last moment, when Pepe made the last shot of the game, but the defender of Portugal did not overcome.

90’+9′: History has become history

So everything ended with a score of 1:0, and for the first time in history, Morocco beat a ticket to the semi-finals.

Before the game:

Strange composition alert

Portugal star Ronaldo was benched for the second successive match for Portugal after being replaced in the starting line-up for Tuesday’s match against Switzerland 21-year-old Ramos – who scored a hat-trick in Portugal’s stunning 6-1 win – before eventually replacing Ramos in the 73rd minute.

It was the first time the 37-year-old forward had not started a World Cup match since 2006. Shortly afterwards, there were reports that Ronaldo told manager Fernando Santos that he would retire from the game after learning he would not be playing for the national team – report The Portuguese Football Federation has since denied the claim.

It’s on Friday the manager talked about all the discussions surrounding Ronaldo’s statussaying: “I think it’s time to leave Cristiano Ronaldo alone. At every press conference, 90% of the questions are about Cristiano Ronaldo.”

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