By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS

Morocco make history as the first African country to reach the World Cup semi-final after a stunning 1-0 win against Portugal at the Al Thumama Stadium, Doha on Saturday.

Sevilla forward Youssef En-Nesyri nodded home the winning goal three minutes from time.

En-Nesyri seized on a goalkeeping error from Diogo Costa to nodded home Yahia Attiyat-Allah’s cross as the Portugal keeper hesitated.

The North Africans will face the winners of England’s clash with France.

Portugal piled pressure on Morocco defence in the second half but the Atlas Lions produced a resolute defensive performance.

There were further late nerves for Morocco as substitute Walid Cheddira was sent off for two yellow cards in quick succession.

Pepe headed wide in the dying stages, but Morocco held on for another memorable victory following their round-of-16 win against Spain.