Fairytale ends as Morocco knocked out of World Cup 2018 by Portugal

Morocco enjoyed majority of the possession and even had more shots and corner kicks. (Reuters)

Morocco become the second Arab team to be eliminated from World Cup 2018 as they fell to Portugal 1-0 on Wednesday in Moscow.

Captain and star player Cristiano Ronaldo gave Portugal the lead just after four minutes after latching onto a corner kick taken byJao Moutinho, scoring the second fastest goal this World Cup.

Morocco enjoyed majority of the possession (54.8%) and even had more shots and corner kicks.

But, the Lions of the Atlas were not able to overcome the 1-0 deficit and became the second Arab team and second team overall to get knocked out of the competition.

Egypt was the first, losing to the hosts Russia 3-1 on Tuesday.

Ronaldo so far is the top scorer of the World Cup with four goals and now looks prime to get Portugal to the Round of 16s

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50
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