in

PHOTOS: Ronaldo In Tears As Portugal Crash Out Of World Cup

Portugals<a href=httpshowafricacom> <a>forward 11<a href=httpshowafricacom> <a>Joao Felix C fights for the ball with Moroccos midfielder 04 Sofyan Amrabat L and Moroccos midfielder 08 Azzedine Ounahi during the Qatar 2022 World Cup quarter final <a href=httpshowafricacomcategorysports>football<a> match between Morocco and Portugal at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha on December 10 2022 Photo by KARIM JAAFAR AFP

 

Cristiano Ronaldo was in tears after Portugal lost to Morocco in a quarter-final game at the 2022 World Cup on Saturday.

Saturday’s win made the Atlas Lions the first African nation to reach the semi-final of the global football competition.

Morocco, also the first Arab team to make the last four, added Portugal to their list of European scalps with a resolute second-half performance.

Cristiano Ronaldo has likely played his last World Cup match after making an ineffectual appearance as a second-half substitute, failing to score his first knockout-phase goal at the tournament.

Morocco took a 42nd-minute lead through En-Nesyri’s header as they came on strong late in the first period.

Portugal enjoyed the majority of possession in the opening half-hour, but Joao Felix’s fifth-minute diving header, saved by goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, was the closest either side came to an early goal.

Following the game, a gutted Ronaldo was inconsolable as his hopes of a World Cup medal slipped away.

Below are photos from the match: 

Loading...

Moroccos defender 20 Achraf Dari and Moroccos defender 18 Jawad El Yamiq greet Portugals forward 07 Cristiano Ronaldo as he leaves the field after losing to Morocco 1 0 in the Qatar 2022 World Cup quarter final football match between Morocco and Portugal at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha on December 10 2022 Photo by NELSON ALMEIDA AFP
Portugals coach Fernando Santos pats Portugals forward 07 Cristiano Ronaldo on his back as he leaves the field after losing to Morocco 1 0 in the Qatar 2022 World Cup quarter final football match between Morocco and Portugal at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha on December 10 2022 Photo by JUAN MABROMATA AFP
Portugals forward 07 Cristiano Ronaldo reacts at being defeated during the Qatar 2022 World Cup quarter final football match between Morocco and Portugal at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha on December 10 2022 Photo by NELSON ALMEIDA AFP
Morocco players celebrate with their supporters after they won the Qatar 2022 World Cup quarter final football match between Morocco and Portugal at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha on December 10 2022 Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV AFP
Moroccos defender 18 Jawad El Yamiq waves his national flag as he celebrates winning the Qatar 2022 World Cup quarter final football match between Morocco and Portugal at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha on December 10 2022 Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV AFP
Morocco players celebrate a goal against Morocco TwitterFIFAWorldCup
Loading...

Written by How Africa News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

11 + 11 =

Morocco Become First African Nation To Reach World Cup Semi-Final

Historic Black Student Wins $69K On “Wheel of Fortune”