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Dubai: Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Council, congratulated Morocco on winning the football match against Portugal.

“Congratulations to the lions of Atlas. You have once again brought joy and happiness to your fans and every Arab family around the world. Today, with you determination, our dream is becoming bigger and bigger to achieve an exceptional milestone in Qatar.”

Morocco wrote World Cup history on Saturday night as the first African and Arab country to reach the tournament’s semi-finals, continuing their surprise run in Qatar with a shock 1-0 victory over the highly fancied Portugal.

Youssef En Nesyri leapt high in the air to head home the game’s only goal just before half-time at the Al Thumama Stadium to strike a significant blow against football’s established order and book a semi-final on Wednesday against either England or France, who meet later on Saturday.