Morocco fans party on the streets of London after historic World Cup win
Morocco fans are partying on the streets of London after a massive World Cup win.
A dogged display saw them upset Portugal to advance to the semi-finals against the odds.
It’s the first time since the tournament began in 1930 that an African team has advanced so far.
The capital’s large Moroccan population are out in force celebrating the historic victory.
The scenes are a repeat of festivities after their round of 16 win against Spain earlier this week.
Celebrations are focussed on the Edgware Road area, a part of the city which is home to a large portion of London’s Moroccan population.
Fans have brought traffic to a halt and are being escorted by police as they make their way towards the city centre.
A first half goal from Youssef En-Nesyri’s at the Al Thumama Stadium proved to be enough to secure a win for Morocco.
Portugal’s former talisman Cristiano Ronaldo was benched for the second game running as they looked to build on a dominant display against Switzerland in the last round.
Despite piling the pressure on Morocco and a late red card for their opponents, Portugal couldn’t find an equaliser.
The North African side will now face the winner of this evening’s clash between France and England.
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