En-Nesyri is the hero as Morocco causes yet another upset, knocking Portugal out of the World Cup and becoming the first African side to reach the semi-final of this football most prestigious tournament.

A header from Youssef En-Nesyri at the end of the first half was enough for Morocco to pull off another shock, securing a semi-final match between England or France.

Portugal went close in the fifth minute, when João Félix tried to head the ball into the net from a free-kick but Sevilla and Morocco goalkeeper Bono was equal to it.

The deadlock was broken when Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa came out of his line to collect a wicked cross from Attiah Allah but fumbled the ball to allow En-Nesyri, whose header bounced up off the turf into the roof of the net.

Bruno Fernandes nearly put Portugal back on level when his cross turned into a shot that hit the crossbar, catching Bono off guard.

Hakim Ziyech tried to make it 2-0 early on in the second half but his free-kick was saved by Diogo Costa.

Portugal surged forward for a goal with Gonçalo Ramos heading wide and Bono saving Joao Felix strike.

Morocco were then reduced to 10 men in stoppage time, when substitute Walid Cheddira was shown a second yellow card for a studs up challenge on Félix.

The Atlas Lion went on to win the game and qualify or the semi-finals for the first time in Africa’s history.

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