, 2022-12-09 04:18:52,
Morocco made history by becoming the fourth African side to qualify for the quarterfinal of the FIFA World Cup after it beat Spain in the round of 16 in a penalty shootout on Tuesday.
The Moroccan side follows Cameroon (1990), Senegal (2002) and Ghana (2010) to enter the last eight of the biggest footballing spectacle in the world.
Managed by Walid Regragui, Morocco has been rock-solid at the back, with just one goal conceded, an own goal in the World Cup so far.
In the group stage, it beat 2018 semifinalist Belgium 2-0 and was equal to Spain throughout its knockout game.
Its win over the 2010 champion was also the first by an African nation through a penalty shootout in the World Cup.
Now, the Atlas Lions have an opportunity to go where no African side has gone before, the semifinal stage. And laying in wait for it will be Portugal, which is looking to make its third last-four appearance.
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In 1990, Cameroon, which was making its second World Cup appearance, began with a win which sent shock waves across the football world. The Indomitable Lions overcame Argentina, the defending champion, 1-0 through a towering header from Francois Omam-Biyik.
The World Cup has produced its fair share of shocks, not least when Cameroon defeated defending champion Argentina 1-0 in 1990.
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They then pipped Romania 2-1, which ensured qualification for the round of 16, despite a 0-4…
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