Morocco made history on Saturday when it beat Portugal 1-0 becoming the first African team ever to reach the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2022 being held in Qatar.
Youssef En-Nesyri’s first-half header secured a historic victory for Morocco, who will play England or defending champions France for a place in the final.
Soon after Morocco beat Portugal in quarterfinal match, the Ruler of Dubai tweeted his congratulatory message.
“No voice is louder than the voice of Morocco in the World Cup. Congratulations to all Arabs for achieving the Arab dream at the hands of the lions of Morocco,” His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai tweeted.
Also during the day, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo equalled the men’s international world record of 196 selections when he played as a substitute in the second half of their World Cup match against Morocco.
The 37-year-old equalled the record set by Kuwait international Bader Al Mutawa.