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

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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