Lionel Messi enjoyed what will undoubtedly go down as the greatest moment of his glittering career as the Argentina star helped his country beat France on penalties despite a hat-trick from Kylian Mbappe that saw the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar end as a 3-3 thriller.
After a mesmerising month of upsets, when several brash outsiders threatened soccer's status quo, the World Cup final will have a familiar feel on Sunday when two of the sport's super-heavyweights go toe to toe, each seeking a third title.
Morocco leave Qatar disappointed but filled with pride at having written their names into the history books by becoming the first African team to reach the World Cup semifinals, their coach Walid Regragui said.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) in collaboration with FIFA and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Ministry of Youth & Sports and Ministry of Education have resolved to provide over thirty-three thousand (33,000) footballs to schools across the country.
France face World Cup history-makers Morocco in the World Cup semi-final today, Wednesday, December 14 with Lionel Messi's Argentina lying in wait after another dazzling performance from the diminutive magician.
Cristiano Ronaldo said on Sunday that he had always been dedicated to being a part of the Portuguese national team, which was knocked out of the World Cup a day earlier, but he was coy about his future in the national side.
Youssef En-Nesyri’s first-half header proved the difference as Morocco became the first-ever African side to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup thanks to a stunning 1-0 victory over Portugal at Al-Thumama Stadium, Qatar.