Morocco vs Portugal is next as Morocco line up against Portugal on Saturday for their first-ever World Cup quarter-final.
The 21-year-old Goncalo Ramos bagged a Round of 16 hat-trick in place of 37-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo in the Portugal starting lineup, announcing himself to the world while the aging superstar watched from the bench.
That sent Portugal on their way to a 6-1 thrashing and a spot in the quarterfinals.
Meanwhile, Morocco sprung a stunning upset of Spain, managing to hold on for a 0-0 draw and winning on penalties after goalkeeper Yassine Bounou made two stops in the shootout and Pablo Sarabia had hit the post.
Spain were devoid of ideas on how to break down Morocco, who looked the more likely side to score on multiple occasions.
The Atlas Lions will be hoping to become the first African nation to reach the semifinals of a World Cup, but one of the tournament’s most in-form teams stands in their way.
- Location: Doha, Qatar
- Stadium: Al Thumama Stadium
- Date: Saturday 10 December
- Kick-off Time: 8:30 PM IST
Morocco vs Portugal: Where to Watch in India?
Watch on TV: Sports 18/HD
Watch on PC/Mobile/Laptop: Jio Cinema App