Morocco fans across the world couldn't believe it as they continued their World Cup journey in their win over Portugal.
A powerful header from Youssef En-Nesryi in the first half was enough to secure a historic 1-0 victory, as they became the first African side to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup.
While the second half, may have not been pretty, Morocco as they defy expectations once again in this tournament.
Youssef En-Nesyri was the Moroccan match-winner as his emphatic header sent Morocco through to the World Cup semi-final.
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— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) December 10, 2022
Morocco topped a difficult group containing Croatia, Belgium and Canada, playing great football in the process. They battled to a penalty shoot out victory over Spain, leading to today's heroics.
Hakim Ziyech and Achraf Hakimi are the biggest names in the squad, but it's truly been a team effort to reach the semi-finals. They will face the winners of France and England to reach next weekend's final.
This year's World Cup will go down as one of the most entertaining in the history of the tournament, and Morocco are a big reason for that.
Regardless of what happens after today, Morocco's achievements can never be overstated. Today was a big day not just for Moroccan football, but for an entire continent in Africa.
It's not a team that is full of superstars, and that has brought the world with them. Celebrations at the full time whistle today has showed just what it has meant to fans.
In Brussels, Belgium turned into a mini Morocco fanbase, surprising given they defeated Belgium in the group stage.
— Aya Ibrahim (@ayakibrahim) December 10, 2022
In Spain, another team that the African side defeated, there was also huge scenes of celebrations after todays win. Spain is a country with a huge Moroccan population, and they made their voices heard.
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) December 6, 2022
In Marrakech, it was incredible scenes as fans were overcome with joy when the full time whistle was blown.
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) December 10, 2022
In this bar, looks like celebrations will go long into the night for fans in Casablanca.
— Underdog Soccer (@Underdog_Soccer) December 10, 2022
This Morocco team showed why another reason why they are so popular, as they thanked the fans for their support so far in the tournament.
— Sameer Rehman🇵🇸🇵🇰 (@its_sameer6) December 10, 2022
When we look back at this tournament in years to come, Morocco's incredible journey will definitely be one of the finest memories of this World Cup.