En Nesyri Becomes Fourth African to Score in World Cup Quarter Final
- Youssef En-Nesyri became the fourth African to score at the quarter-final of the World Cup
- The Morocco striker scored the winner as the Atlas Lions beat Portugal on Saturday
- Morocco will face the winner of the game between England and France
Morocco forward Youssef En Nesyri has joined an elite list of African players to score at the quarter-final stage of the World Cup.
The Sevilla forward opened the scoring for Morocco in their game against Portugal to join Emmanuel Kunde and Eugene Ekeke of Cameroon as well as Ghana's Sulley Muntari as Africans to score in the last eight of the global showpiece.
En-Nesyri rose high to head home a cross from Yahia Attiyat Allah and break the deadlock in the 42nd minute.
Kunde and Ekeke scored for Cameroon in their 3-2 defeat to England in the quarter-final of the World Cup in 1990 with Muntari netting against Uruguay in 2010.
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Senegal, the other African team to reach the last eight failed to score in their defeat to Turkey in 2002.
En-Nesyri has been replaced by Badr Benoun as Morocco chase history at the World Cup.
Morocco make history in Qatar
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Morocco's 1-0 victory over Portugal on Saturday made them the first African team to reach the last four of a World Cup.
Three African teams had fallen in the quarter-final stage before Walid Regragui's side finally ended the continent's long wait for a semi-final spot.
Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002 and Ghana in 2010 had all made strong runs in the tournament but were unable to go beyond the last eight.
Piers Morgan congratulates Morocco
Piers Morgan is full of praise for Morocco following their historic win in the quarter-final of the World Cup against Portugal.
Youssef En-Nesyri's first half header ensured Morocco became the first African team to reach the last four of the World Cup.
After the game, the British broadcaster took to social media to celebrate the performance of the Atlas Lions.