World Cup 2022: Morocco make history as first African side to reach World Cup semifinals
10 December 2022 | 7:32 pm
The African continent finally has representation in the semifinals of a World Cup after Morocco beat Portugal in Qatar. The Atlas Lions saw off Cristiano Ronaldo and co thanks to Youssef En-Nesyri's towering header.
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