Morocco: From underdogs to giant slayers

December 10, 2022

Sports Tak Staff

Morocco defeated Portugal 1-0 in the Quarterfinals to eliminate Cristiano Ronaldo's side from the FIFA World Cup 2022.

In doing so, the side became the 1st ever African side to reach the semifinals of the mega event.

They also became the 1st ever Arab nation to reach the semifinals of the tournament.

On the way to the semifinals, Morocco beat teams like Belgium, Spain AND Portugal, all in the top 10 ranked in the World.

They themselves are ranked 22nd in the world, the lowest ranked side in the 2022 WC semifinals. 

Meanwhile, Morocco have only conceded one goal in 480 minutes of football in this tournament.

They are now the 3rd team from outside South America and Europe to reach a FIFA World Cup Semi-Final.

The other two sides to complete this history World Cup record are USA (Uruguay, 1930) and South Korea (Japan/Korea 2002).

Morocco will now face France in the semifinal of the FIFA World Cup. 

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