The 2022 FIFA World Cup Continued Saturday on FOX Morocco Takes down Portugal, 1-0, in the final quarter-final of the tournament at the Al-Tumama Stadium in Qatar. Morocco is the first African nation to advance to the World Cup semi-finals.
Portugal superstar and captain of the team Cristiano Ronaldo He 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 comeback win.
With Morocco winning in 1986 and 2022, the all-time record between these two teams at the World Cup is now 2-1.
There is still one semi-final spot up for grabs on Saturday England takes France next (2 pm ET on FOX and the FOX Sports app) The winner will play Morocco in Wednesday’s semi-final.
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Morocco vs. Portugal Highlights
6′: What would have been
Yusuf N-Nesiri was This close The Moroccan got on the board early, but his header was just too high.
He attempted another header in the 26th minute, but it missed to the right and went goalless.
of Portugal João Felix Made a big move near the half hour mark, took a shot from outside the box but it was blocked.
A little later, the Portuguese defender Rafael Guerrero Try the ball through a, but Gonzalo Ramos Caught offside.
Finally, En-Nesyri managed to connect to the net, sinking a header to give Morocco a 1-0 lead.
Morocco’s Youssef N-Nessiri scores against Portugal in the 42′.
Youssef N-Nesiri scores a ridiculous header for Morocco at the 2022 FIFA World Cup | Every angle
Morocco’s Youssef N-Nessiri makes a ridiculous header to score against Portugal at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
It was the Moroccan men’s national team’s first World Cup goal in the knockout stages.
45′: The bar is off!
Bruno Fernandes He was inches away from evening matters before the break, but his effort was no good.
52′: Ronaldo checks in
He was replaced by Ronaldo in the 52nd minute Ruben Neves.
58′: Can’t connect
Ramos tried to put Portugal on the board with a header in the second half, but it missed to the right.
60′: Not out
Morocco’s defense was relentless in the second half.
Moroccan Guardian From Agruff However, the first yellow card of the match was shown in the 70th minute.
82′: Save of the game
Moroccan keeper Let’s go Late in the second half he combined with Ronaldo and Felix to make a great save to keep Portugal off the board.
Elsewhere, Portugal is a defender Diogo Dalot Dropped out due to injury, and Vidinha Picked up his second yellow card of the game.
Morocco’s Bono made incredible saves to keep Portugal at bay
90’+1′: Another one!
Ronaldo made a last-ditch effort to put Portugal in the lead in stoppage time, but he couldn’t connect after Bono pulled off another great save for Morocco.
Cristiano Ronaldo equalized for Portugal
90’+3′: Seeing red
of Morocco Walit Setra He picked up repeated fouls in stoppage time to pick up a late red card.
90’+7′: Portugal are out
It all came down to the final moment Pepe He took the last shot of the game, but the Portugal defender came up short.
90’+9′: History made
As it was, things ended 1-0, Morocco punching its ticket to the semi-finals for the first time in history.
Startling array warning
Portugal star Ronaldo was relegated to the bench for Portugal’s second straight game after being dropped from the starting XI for Tuesday’s match. Switzerland The 21-year-old Ramos – who scored a hat-trick in Portugal’s emphatic 6-1 win – eventually entered the side in the 73rd minute.
It will be the first time since 2006 that the 37-year-old striker has not started a World Cup match. Ronaldo has reportedly told manager Fernando Santos he is quitting after discovering he will not start for the national team. A statement The Portuguese Football Federation denied in a statement.
Friday, his The manager addressed all the discussions about Ronaldo’s status“I think it’s time to leave Cristiano Ronaldo alone. In every press conference, 90% of the questions are about Cristiano Ronaldo.”
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